Dr. Stephen Smith came to Belhaven University in the Fall of 2019 after completing his Ph.D. at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Among other reasons, he is excited about being at Belhaven University because it is committed to Christ-centered education, an emphasis on Christian worldview pervades the entire curriculum, and both the administration and faculty are committed to the spiritual vitality of the student body.
Steve and his wife Briana are members of Madison Heights Presbyterian Church (PCA). In his spare time, Steve enjoys writing, running, hiking, drinking excellent coffee, and (trying) to cook.
Areas of Expertise
Introduction to Old and New Testaments
The Books of Moses
Historical and Poetic Books
Old Testament Prophetic Literature
Teaching the Bible
Biblical Studies Capstone
"The Meaning of Psalm 73:24b: Revisiting an Old Crux From The Perspective of Verbal Valency." Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting (ETS) (Psalms and Hebrew Poetry section), November 2020 (virtual due to COVID 19). Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) South East Regional Meeting, March, 2021 at Florida State University (virtual due to COVID 19)
“The Form and Function of Psalms 73-83." ETS Annual Meeting (Psalms and Hebrew Poetry section) , November 2019, San Diego, CA
“Enemy Quotations that Attack God: The Function of a Motif in the Psalter.” ETS Annual Meeting (Psalms and Hebrew Poetry section), November 2018, in Denver, CO.
The Conflict Between Faith and Experience and the Shape of Psalms 73–83. The Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS) (formerly Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series (JSOTS) Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming
"The Shape and Message of Psalms 73–78," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 83 (2021): 20–39.
“Phonology, Fish, and the Form ΤΟΥΤΩΝ: A New Approach to an Old Crux in John 21:15,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 62.4 (2019): 739–48.