Dr. Robert McCabe

Professor of Old Testament

Dr. Robert McCabe is professor of Old Testament and Registrar at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.

He earned his M.Div. at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary and both a Th.M. and Th.D. at Grace Theological Seminary.

Prior to joining the faculty of DBTS in 1983 as head of the Old Testament department, Dr. McCabe taught for four years at Tennessee Temple University, including one year in Temple Baptist Theological Seminary. He became Registrar in 1987.

While pursuing his Th.M. at Grace Theological Seminary, Dr. McCabe pastored Ormas Baptist Church in Columbia City, Indiana, gaining valuable pastoral experience. While at DBTS he has conducted Bible Conferences and served as pulpit supply in numerous churches. He has also spoken in workshops at the Mid-America Conference on Preaching.

In recent years he has conducted seminars in Detroit-area churches on biblical creationism.
Dr. McCabe and his wife Linda have three married children.

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Selected Writings

Navigating Life in a World that has Been Scarred by the Fall: Reflections on Ecclesiastes 9:7–10 and Living in a World of Suffering.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17 (Winter 2013): 56–71.

An Old Testament Sanctifying Influence.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 15 (2010): 3–21.

A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Week. In Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. Edited by Terry Mortenson and Thane H. Ury. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008.

Were Old Testament Believers Indwelt by the Spirit? Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 11 (2004): 215–264.

 “The Old Testament Foundation for Separation. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 7 (Fall 2002): 3–22.

A Defense of Literal Days in the Creation Week. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 5 (Fall 2000): 97–123.

“A Biblical Understanding of Abortion.” Frontline Magazine 10 (July/August 2000): 12–13.

The Meaning of ‘Born of Water and the Spirit’ in John 3:5. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 4 (Fall 1999): 85–107.

“‘Be Not Righteous Over Much’ (Ecclesiastes 7:16).” In Frontline Pastor’s Insert. Frontline Magazine 9 (November/December 1999): 6.

 “Elihu’s Contribution to the Thought of the Book of Job. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 2 (Fall 1997): 47–80.

The Message of Ecclesiastes. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 1 (Spring 1996): 85–112.