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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 in the Graduate School of Theology. A founding member of the graduate school, he has served APU for 36 years. Dr. Hartley’s main goal is to teach students methods of interpretation so that they may become confident interpreters of Scripture. In his research, Prof. Hartley has done extensive work in word studies and in biblical theology. He has studied in Israel on five different occasions. His travels 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 Wesleyan Theological Society.


Visiting Scholar, Harvard Divinity School
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 Interpretaton
  • The Book of Job
  • The Book of Leviticus
  • The Gospel of John

Courses Taught

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

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 3-4:10 p.m.

Office Location

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

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