Bible Conference with Dr. Victor Hamilton
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Sunday, April 29, 2012
Join us for a weekend of opening our hearts to the message of the Scriptures with the experience and expertise of Old Testament scholar, Dr. Victor Hamilton. All events of the weekend are free, and everyone is encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions which they are able. An RSVP for the sessions is helpful, and is required if childcare is needed.
- Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Teaching session with Dr. Hamilton
- Sunday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.: Dr. Hamilton preaching in morning worship services
- Sunday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Teaching/Q&A session with Dr. Hamilton
Victor Hamilton was professor of Old Testament studies at Asbury College (now Asbury University) for 36 years, from 1971 until 2007. Since retiring, Asbury has appointed him as a scholar-in-residence at the University. He is currently in the fifth and final year of that appointment. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has a BA from Houghton College in New York State (1963); a BD and ThM from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky (1966;1967); and an MA and PhD in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (1969; 1971). His special areas of interest in the classroom were Pentateuch, Jeremiah, Preaching from the Old Testament and Old Testament Theology.
Vic’s first book was Handbook on the Pentateuch which Baker Academic published in 1982. A second and revised edition of that book appeared in 2005. It has been translated into Russian, Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. His other books include The Book of Genesis, New International Commentary on the Old Testament, two volumes (Eerdmans, 1990; 1995); Handbook on the Historical Books (Baker Academic, 2002); Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary (Baker Academic, 2011). He served on the translation team for two modern Bible versions, the New King James version (NKJV) which Thomas Nelson produced in 1982, and the New Living Translation (NLT) which Tyndale House published in 1996 and 2004 (second edition). In conjunction with the NKJV project he wrote the notes for Exodus and Leviticus in The Wesley Bible. A Personal Study Bible for Holy Living (Thomas Nelson, 1990). In conjunction with the NLT project, he wrote the notes for 1 and 2 Samuel in the NLT Study Bible (Tyndale House, 2008). Additionally, he has contributed chapters and entries to numerous other publications such as Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, An Evangelical Commentary on the Bible and the Asbury Bible Commentary.
Vic has had the privilege to lecture and preach at a number of other college campuses, as well as speak in churches, retreats, pastors’ seminars, family conferences, camp meetings, and more recently, overseas in Japan and Jamaica. Among his highest joys has been the opportunity to preach over a hundred times in the chapel service in Hughes Auditorium at Asbury University.
Vic and his wife Shirley have been married for 46 years, and have four married children and thirteen grandchildren. Both Vic and Shirley were born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and have dual citizenship, Canadian and American (as of several years ago). Vic is ordained in the Wesleyan Church (Central Canada District).