Short Meditative Thoughts on the Bible and Life is Dr. Staats' most recent written contribution to the body of believers. Short and insightful, these studies are meant to elucidate the biblical text by giving attention to their meaning from the original Ancient Near Eastern, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Rabbinic and classical sources. Written to be a help to pastors in their preaching and teaching, it will likewise also give insight to non-clergy members.
About the Author
Dr. Gary Staats is the Gale and Harriette Ritz professor of Old Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degreee in Bible at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963; his ThM in New Testament Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967; his ThD in Biblical Studies from DTS in 1971; and his Master of Arts in Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern languages at Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed his PhD in Hebrew and Near Eastern Languages at New York University in 1989. Dr. Staats has been a professor and pastor for many years, serving at various schools and in numerous pastorates.