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John E. Hartley, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Old Testament
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5640
John E. Hartley, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Azusa Pacific Seminary (formerly the Graduate School of Theology). A founding member of the graduate school, he has served APU for 40 years. Hartley’s main goal is to teach students methods of interpretation so they may become confident interpreters of Scripture. In his research, Hartley has done extensive work in word studies and biblical theology. He has studied in Israel on five occasions, and his travels also have taken him to Egypt, Jordan, Italy, and Greece. In addition to being widely published, he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Wesleyan Theological Society.


Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., Brandeis University
B.D., Asbury Theological Seminary
B.A., Greenville College


  • Azusa Pacific Seminary
  • Honors College


  • Inductive Bible Study Methods
  • Old Testament Interpretation
  • The Book of Job
  • The Book of Leviticus
  • The Gospel of John

Courses Taught

GBBL 511 – Seminar in Biblical Interpretation
GBBL 521 – People of God
GBBL 531 – Kingdom of God
UBBL 320 – Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature
UBBL 430 – Johannine Literature

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 3–4:10 p.m.

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 231, West Campus

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