Dr. Kyle Dunham

Associate Professor of Old Testament 

Kyle C. Dunham is the associate professor of Old Testament at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in Allen Park, Michigan. He has been at DBTS since 2016.

Prior to coming to DBTS, Dr. Dunham served from 2011–2016 as the Associate Professor of Old Testament and registrar at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Previously he was adjunct professor at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California, and at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin. He also has assisted with a church plant in Bakersfield, California, and has taught various Bible studies and seminars in Michigan, California, Kenya, and southeast Asia. Prior to this, he served as an associate pastor in upstate New York and as a short-term missionary in Ecuador.

Dr. Dunham earned the Doctor of Theology in Old Testament from The Master’s Seminary and the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in biblical studies from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. As a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, Dr. Dunham received the Bachelor of Science in missions from Baptist Bible College of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He has also completed additional graduate studies toward the Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.

Dr. Dunham’s areas of expertise include the kingdom of God, ancient Near Eastern theodicy, the book of Job, and Israelite wisdom literature. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Dunham has recently published a monograph on the role of leading counselor Eliphaz in the book of Job in light of ancient Near Eastern theodicy literature. He is currently researching and writing a co-authored commentary on Ecclesiastes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series and has written a forthcoming journal article in the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal.

Dr. Dunham and his wife, Judith, reside in Allen Park. They have two daughters. In their spare time they enjoy reading, playing and watching sports, cooking, hiking, and hosting get-togethers.

Email: kdunham@dbts.edu

Twitter: @kyledunham

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Selected Writings

“Intertextual Links between Deuteronomy and Ecclesiastes as a Pointer to Qohelet’s Positive Message.” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 6 (2020):34–57.

“The Role of Biblical Creationism in Presuppositional Apologetics.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 25 (2020): 3–29. 

“Structure and Theology in Proverbs: Its Function as an Educational Program for Novice Leaders in Ancient Israel.”Bulletin for Biblical Research 29 (2019): 229–56.

“‘Ransomed from the Hand of Sheol’: Ancient Israelite Perceptions of the Distinct Destinies of the Righteous vs. the Wicked in the Afterlife.” Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Chicago, March 2019.

“Zechariah 11 and the Eschatological Shepherds.” Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary 23 (2018): 3–39.

Yahweh War and Herem: The Role of Covenant, Land, and Purity in the Conquest of Canaan.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 21 (2016): 7–30.

The Pious Sage in Job. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

“Eliphaz as Didactic Counselor in Job Within the Context of Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Theodicy.” ThD dissertation, The Master’s Seminary, 2010.


  • ThD, The Master’s Seminary
  • ThM, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BS, Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit)