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Scott Starbuck


  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Whitworth University

Courses Taught:

  • TH 196, The Messiah
  • TH 331, Old Testament
  • TH 341, Biblical Hebrew I
  • TH 342, Biblical Hebrew II
  • TH 357, Old Testament Prophets
  • TH 358, Psalms
  • TH 318, Hebrew Reading and Exegesis I
  • TH 319, Hebrew Reading and Exegesis II
  • THG 560, Old Testament Theology

Current Employment :

Pastor, Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, Washington

Areas of Specialization/Expertise:

Biblical Theology, Old Testament, Psalms, Prophets, Pentateuch, Theology of the Messiah, Biblical Interpretation, Hebrew, Semitic Languages, Comparative Semitics, Dead Sea Scrolls, History of the Faith of Israel, Biblical Greek, Preaching, Pastoral Leadership

Selected Publications/Presentations:

  • Kenton L. Sparks, God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship (Baker, 2008) Presbyterian Outlook, In Print
  • “Anem,” “Aner” (1), “Aner” (2), “Aniam,” “Arad,” “Aran,” “Atharim,” “Azrikam” (1), “Azrikam” (2), “Azrikam” (3), “Azrikam” (4), “Azzan,” “Azzur” (1), “Azzur” (2), “Azzur” (3), “Bariah,” “Barkos,” “Bered” (1), “Bered” (2), “Berothah,” and “Barothai,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Walter de Gruyter · Berlin · New York, 2007-200
  • “Afterlives of Royal Psalm Lyrics,” Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity Section, 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
  • "The Communalizing of the Royal Psalms and the Development of Biblical Messianism," Hebrew Scriptures Section, 2006 Pacific Northwest Region AAR/SBL
  • "Theological Anthropology at the Fulcrum: Isaiah 55:1-5, Psalm 89, and Second State Traditio in the Royal Psalms," David and Zion: Biblical Studies in Honor of J.J.M. Roberts. Eisenbrauns, 2004.
  • "Why Declare the Things Forbidden? Classroom Integration of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology with Biblical Studies in Theological Context," Between Text and Artifact: Integrating Archaeology in Biblical Studies Teaching. Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.
  • "The Theological Significance of the Singularity of the Royal Psalms," The Book of Psalms Section, Society of Biblical Literature 2001 Annual Meeting.
  • Review: Ronald J. Allen and Gilbert L. Bartholomew, Preaching Verse by Verse (Westminster/John Knox, 2000), RBL 2, July 2001.
  • "The Place of Shem Yahweh, Mount Zion," Lenox Colloquium, Austin Theological Seminary, July 2000.
  • Review: Allen R. Guenther, Hosea, Amos (Believers Church Commentary; Herald Press, 1988) CBQ 62, 2000.
  • Court Oracles in the Psalms: The So-Called Royal Psalms in their Ancient Near Eastern Context. SBLDS 172; Scholars Press, 1999 (2001 in electronic form online by SBL; 2003 reprint).
  • With James H. Charlesworth, R.E. Whitaker, L.G. Hickerson, and L.T. Stuckenbruck, Graphic Concordance to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Tubingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1991.


  • Who’s Who Among University Professors, 2006
  • The George S. Green Doctoral Fellow in Old Testament, 1988-90
  • Princeton Doctoral Fellow, 1988-92
  • Princeton Doctoral Teaching Fellow (three years) 1988-91 Fulbright Finalist (Israel), 1988
  • Outstanding Philosophy Student, Whitworth University, 1985