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Robert Mullins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Phone: 626-815-6000 ext 5634
Fax: 626-815-5469
Robert A. Mullins, Ph.D., comes to APU after spending a number of years in Israel. His interests encompass the fields of archaeology, history, geography, and biblical studies in an effort to better understand the world of the Ancient Near East. Mullins has worked on several archaeological excavations, most notably at Beth-Shean (1 Samuel 31:10; 1 Kings 4:12) and Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley. His publications over the years include entries in the Anchor Bible Dictionary and Encyclopedia Judaica. His latest work is Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean, 1989-1996. Volume II. The Middle and Late Bronze Ages, written and co-edited with project director Amihai Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mullins is on the Board of Trustees for the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). He also also serves on the editorial board of Antigue Oriente, published by the Catholic University of Argentina. His public speaking engagements have included seminars for the Biblical Archaeology Society and for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. As part of his passion to excite students about the world of the Bible, Mullins has led student trips to Israel, and is co-leading an excavation of Abel Beth Maacah, a site located 4.5 miles west of Tel Dan and 1.2 miles south of Metulla on Israel's northern border with Lebanon.


  • Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Graduate Studies, Jerusalem University College
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southern California College


School of Theology

  • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies


  • Archaeology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Geography

Courses Taught

  • BLNG 214 – Hebrew I
  • BLNG 314 – Intermediate Hebrew
  • BLNG 455 – Hebrew Readings
  • UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy
  • UBBL 310 – I and II Samuel
  • UBBL 350 – Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible
  • UBBL 450 – Ancient Near Eastern History
  • UBBL 470 – The Religious Development of Israel
  • UBBL 498 – Directed Research