Tim Sigler

Title: Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies
Department: Bible
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Teaching
Start Date: August 2001

Educational Background:

BA, Faith Baptist Bible College
MA, MDiv, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity International University


  • "Police and Prisons," Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, eds. Edwin Yamauchi and Marvin Wilson; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2017
  • “Food for Thought: A Culinary Tour of Israel,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2016-17
  • “The Gates of Jerusalem,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2015-16
  • “Reading the Bible in the Right Direction,” Messianic Perspectives, Nov/Dec, 2014
  • "Song of Solomon," The Moody Bible Commentary, eds. Michael Rydelnik & Michael Vanlaningham; Chicago: Moody, 2014.
  • “The Great Debate on Israelite History: Have the Archaeological Giants Killed King David?” Messianic Perspectives, July/August, 2010
  • “Reading Revelation 2-3—As If You Were There,” Messianic Perspectives, May/June, 2010
  • “The Top Ten Attacks on the Historical Reliability of the Bible: And How to Answer Them,” Messianic Perspectives, March/April, 2010
  • “Amazing Artifacts of Antiquity: What Does the Archaeological Record Teach Us About the Authenticity of the Bible?” for CJF Ministries, 2009
  • “God Has A Plan: The Ongoing Place of Israel in God’s Redemptive Plan,” a three-part series in Messianic Perspectives, 2008
  • "Is Goldingay the Right Way to Relate History and Theology?” At the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2005
  • “Geographical Imagery in Song of Songs.” In the Literature of the Bible study group, at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2001
  • “Targumic Toponyms in the Song of Songs.” History of Interpretation section of the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2001
  • “Emotional Geography in Song of Songs 3:1-5.” In the Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section of the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2000


  • Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds, MDLC, 2014
  • Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds and the Old Testament, MDLC, 2014
  • Interpreting Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature, MDLC, 2013
  • Old Testament Historical Books. Deerfield: Trinity College, 2009
  • Torah. Revised edition. Deerfield: Trinity College, 2008
  • The Prophetic Voice. Revised edition. Deerfield: Trinity College, 2008
  • Old Testament Poetic Books. Revised edition. Deerfield: Trinity College, 2008
  • The SHALOM Program [Studying Hebrew and the Land of Messiah], designed and administrated a cooperative venture between Moody Bible Institute and Israel College of the Bible to provide a semester or year-abroad program in Israel for Moody students, 2008
  • The SALAAM Program [Studying Arabic Language and Arab Ministry], designed and administrated a cooperative venture between Moody Bible Institute, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Kelsey Arabic Program to provide a semester or year-abroad program in Amman, Jordan, for Moody students, 2007
  • Understanding the Old Testament. Revised edition. Deerfield: Trinity College, 2005
  • Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods. Online Course for Moody Distance Learning, 2004


  • Review of The Psalms, by James L. Crenshaw. Trinity Journal. 25NS, (2004), 103-105
  • Bible Software Beta-Testing/Review: “Walking in their Sandals 1.0” (ancientsandals.com). Columbia International University, 2002

Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Near East Archaeological Society
  • American Schools of Oriental Research

Areas of Research:

  • Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation and Exegesis
  • Song of Song
  • Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature
  • Historical Geography of the Ancient Near East

Professional/Personal Interests:

Tim Sigler is often in Israel and the Middle East where he has taught for the Masters College IBEX Program, Israel College of the Bible, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary and as Scholar-in-Residence for CJF Ministries.

Dr. Sigler is passionate about helping students interpret Scripture in light of its historical, geographical and cultural contexts—and is often a resource for students considering studying the Bible on location. In collaboration with other Moody faculty, he developed Moody's SHALOM and SALAAM programs to provide study abroad options for Moody students. He regularly teaches Life in Bible Times, Hermeneutics, Old Testament Wisdom Literature, Biblical Theology of Jerusalem, Daniel, and Revelation, Old Testament Historical Literature I, Hebrew Grammar I & II, Hebrew Exegesis I & II, and Biblical Archaeology.


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