Dr. David G. Garber Jr.

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and Director of Distance Learning

David GarberDr. David G. Garber Jr. is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and director of distance learning at McAfee. He received his B.A. in religion from Baylor University (1995), his M.Div. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1998-99), and his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Emory University (2005). Before this position, Dr. Garber served as an adjunct professor at McAfee for three years while finishing his dissertation on “Trauma, History, and Survival in Ezekiel 1-24.” He teaches courses in Old Testament, Hebrew Exegesis, Social Justice in the Old Testament, The Theology of Ezekiel, The Bible and Popular Culture, and The Book of the Twelve.

In his research, Dr. Garber explores the usefulness of trauma theory as an interpretive lens for biblical study. He was the co-editor for a volume of Review & Expositor titled “Faith Facing Trauma” and contributed to the introduction and an expository article on Nahum 3 for the volume. Stemming from his work with trauma theory, Dr. Garber is composing an essay on “A Philology of Trauma in the Exilic Writings” to be published in a volume on the interpretation of exile ancient Israel by the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Garber is currently gathering research for a book that focuses on the intersection of biblical interpretation with issues of social justice. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Garber has served as the chair for the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament section of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion.


  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2005
  • Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1999
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998
  • B.A., Baylor University, 1995

Contact Dr. David G. Garber Jr.

(678) 547-6413