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 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.
Dr. Dunham and his wife, Judith, reside in Southgate. They have two daughters who are both pursuing higher education. In their spare time, they enjoy reading, playing and watching sports, cooking, hiking, and hosting get-togethers.
“The Woman Who is a Snare: The Identity and Nature of the Female Figure in Ecclesiastes 7:25-29” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 27 (2022): 31-52.
“Ransomed from the Hand of Sheol: The Heavenly Destiny of Old Testament Saints in the Afterlife” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 26 (2021): 3-33.
“Political Folly and Royal Wisdom in Eccl 5,7-8.” Biblica 102 (2021): 335–55.
“Challenges to Intertextuality and Christotelism: A New Model of Canonical-Linguistic Priming.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 64 (2021): 287–301.
“A Time to Throw Away Stones: Qohelet’s Enigmatic Reference to Stones as a Hinge for the Themes of War and Peace in the Time Poem.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 45 (2021): 320–35.
“The Role of Biblical Creationism in Presuppositional Apologetics” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 25 (2020): 3-29.
“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.
“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.
“Ecclesiastes.” In Lexham Context Commentary, Volume 3: Wisdom Literature. Bellingham, WA: Logos/Lexham Press, 2020.