Dr. Lawson G. Stone

Dr. Lawson G. Stone

Professor of Old Testament


  • Early Israelite History and Religion
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Books of Joshua, Judges, Leviticus and Jeremiah
  • Old Testament Theology


  • B.A., Asbury College, 1977
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1981
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Dr. Stone was a John Wesley Fellow during his doctoral studies at Yale Unversity. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (IVP), and the Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (IVP) as well as contributing to Biblica: The Bible Atlas—A Social and Historical Journey Through the Lands of the Bible. His commentary on the book of Judges in the Cornerstone Commentary series (Tyndale) is scheduled to appear in April 2011.

Dr. Stone serves on the founding steering committee of the Joshua-Judges Group of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Stone is an ordained elder in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and served in Kenya as a village high-school teacher, evangelist, and Bible teacher. He is a frequent preacher, teacher and lecturer in churches, camps and conferences.

He and his wife Angie have three adult children.


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