Colorado Christian University
Dr. Seth Rodriquez

Dr. Seth Rodriquez

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Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. Old Testament Archaeology and History (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Th.M. Old Testament Archaeology (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • M.Div. (The Master's Seminary)
  • B.A. Biblical Studies – Theology (The Master's University)
  • Near East Archaeological Society – Board Member
  • Evangelical Theological Society – Member
Biography and Professional Achievements

Seth Rodriquez is originally from California, lived in Kentucky for a decade, and then spent three years in Utah as part of a church planting team. He has served as an adjunct professor at Anderson University for the last few years and was a guest lecturer at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Zimbabwe in 2016. He serves as a board member of the Near East Archaeological Society, and was a contributor to the recently published Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity.

Over the years, he has studied at the Jerusalem University College on Mt. Zion and the Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) campus of The Master's University, in addition to traveling in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. He has served on the excavation team at Tel Hazor and as an assistant tour guide in Israel. For several years, he was a research assistant and writer for BiblePlaces.com and LifeintheHolyLand.com.

His doctoral work focused on Old Testament archaeology and history, with a double minor in Hebrew and New Testament History. In his dissertation, he presented a study of weapons used in the ancient Near East during the Iron Age. His master's thesis evaluated various theories about the location of Solomon's Temple on the Temple Mount. Seth and his wife Kiersten live in Lakewood with their five children: Benjamin, Talia, Leila, Channah, and Judah.

Publications
  • Contributor to The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post Biblical Antiquities. Edited by Edwin Yamauchi & Marvin Wilson.
  • Contributor to Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words. Edited by William D. Mounce.
  • Contributor to Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, Revised & Expanded. Edited by Todd Bolen.
  • Project Team Member of The American Colony & Eric Matson Collection. Edited by Todd Bolen.
  • Book Review of "Early Megiddo on the East Slope," Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin 62 (2017).
  • Writer for Custom Content Team at LifeWay Christian Resources.
Papers and Presentations
  • “Spending the Night at the Threshing Floor: Archaeological Insights into the Book of Ruth,” Near East Archaeological Society, Nov. 2014
  • “The Date of the Exodus: A Pivot for 1,000 Years of Old Testament History,” Evangelical Theological Society, Mar. 2013.
  • “The One Who Trains My Fingers for War: Archaeological Insights into Psalm 144,” Near East Archaeological Society, Nov. 2012.
  • “The Humane Treatment of Animals, Trees, and the Land: Caring for Creation in the Law of Moses,” Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 2012.
  • “David’s Sling and Goliath’s Sword: Archaeological Insights into the Ancient Story,” Near East Archaeological Society, Nov. 2011.
  • “Iron Age Arrowheads and Spearheads from Palestine,” Near East Archaeological Society, Nov. 2010.
  • “Site Identification: In Search of a Methodology,” Near East Archaeological Society, Nov. 2009.