Dr. V. Steven Parrish

Professor of Old Testament
Steve Parrish

B.A., Bethel College
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


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Teaching Philosophy

Everyone in the classroom is a learner, myself included.  I prefer teaching in a seminar format where we all engage in informed conversation about the primary or secondary texts before us.


  • Introduction to Interpreting the Old Testament
  • Hebrew Prophets I
  • Biblical Hebrew I
  • The Psalms

Research Interests

  • The Book of Psalms

Denominational Affiliation

  • Cumberland Presbyterian

Hope for the Future of the Church

I would like to see the church develop the art of engaged listening and humble speaking.