Rev. Tuell to speak

ELKINS – The Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell will present a lecture titled “What Do We Do With the Violence in the Old Testament?” at 7 p.m. Sept, 8 in Halliehurst on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuell also will speak at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:45 a.m. on


Tuell is a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He taught at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., from 1992-2005, receiving numerous awards for teaching excellence, and at Erskine College in Due West, S.C., from 1989-1992. His particular research interest is the biblical literature of the early Persian period.

Tuell is a frequent contributor to the United Methodist Publishing House Adult Bible Studies curriculum and Bible Reader series. His most recent book is a commentary on Ezekiel, published by Baker in the Understanding the Old Testament Commentary series. He is currently writing a commentary on Nahum through Malachi for Smith-Helwys. He also has written numerous articles and book reviews, including multiple entries in Feasting on the Word, a commentary on the Common Lectionary published by Westminster John Knox.

Tuell earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., in 1989. He also holds a Master of Divinity in Hebrew Bible from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and religion from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon

An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Tuell has served churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Virginia. He is a member in full connection of The Western Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church, and preaches and teaches frequently throughout the area. He and his wife, Wendy, have three adult sons.