Bryan Bibb

Professor of Religion

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Bryan Bibb is Professor of Religion, with a specialty in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. A 1994 graduate of Furman, Bryan received his MDiv and PhD degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and returned as a member of the Furman faculty in 2000. During his career, he has been awarded both the Furman Standard Research Grant and the Alester G. Furman Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching. Bryan has served as the President of the Southeastern regional of the Society of Biblical Literature, as the Board Chairman of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, and as a research fellow with the Nida Institute of the American Bible Society. Having written books about Leviticus and about the Hebrew Prophets, Bryan's current area of research is the history and ideology of Bible translation, and he is also writing a major academic commentary on the book of Numbers for the Word Biblical Commentary series. Bryan is popular as a speaker and workshop leader for religious and civic organizations on topics related to the Bible in contemporary culture.


  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Furman University


  • Biblical Translation as Reception History
  • Biblical Theology and Ancient Israelite Religion
  • Open Access Scholarship
  • Rhetoric and Politics in the Prophets
  • Priestly Theology