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C. Hassell Bullock, Ph.D.

Hassell Bullock, Ph.D.

Professor of Hebrew Bible, Emeritus
On Faculty from 1973 to 2009


Email: c.h.bullock@wheaton.edu 

Originally from Alabama, Dr. C. Hassell Bullock studied at Samford University, Columbia Theological Seminary, and earned his Ph.D. at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1970.  He began teaching at Wheaton College in 1973 and soon became a widely recognized scholar of Hebrew Bible. In 1988 he was appointed to the Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of Biblical Studies, a position he held until his retirement in 2009. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served as a professor both at Wheaton and in other venues around the world, including Israel, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and Nigeria. At Wheaton he was a sought-after and respected teacher among his students.

Hassell’s specialty is in the Hebrew Bible’s Wisdom Literature and particularly the Psalms. This led to a variety of publications and in particular his two-volume work in the Teach the Text series which interprets the Psalms for the church.  His first volume on Psalms 1-72 appeared in 2015 (Baker Academic) and the second volume on Psalms 73-150 is due in 2017.

He continues to be active in the Evangelical Theological Society (where he served as president, 2007-2008) and the Society of Biblical Literature. He lives in Wheaton with his wife, Rhonda, and they have a son and a daughter, both Wheaton alumni, and four grandchildren.

He continues to serve the local church as a teacher and preacher and to teach part-time at Wheaton College.