About me


The Rev. Dr. Steven S. Tuell is the James A. Kelso Professor emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. After studying at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he earned his doctorate in Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and taught at Erskine College, SC (1989-1992), Randolph-Macon College, VA (1992- 2005), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, PA (2005-2021). An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Tuell has pastored churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Virginia. In retirement, he continues to preach and teach Scripture in a variety of settings. Tuell has written numerous books and articles on the Hebrew Bible, and with his co-authors Stephen Cook and John Strong recently completed The Prophets: Introducing Israel’s Prophetic Literature with Fortress Press (2022). His book Creation in Scripture for Westminster John Knox will be published soon; his current work in progress is a commentary on Proverbs. Tuell blogs as “The Bible Guy” at www.steventuell.net. He and his wife Wendy have three adult sons.

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I am fascinated by the sciences, especially by astronomy, and by the intersection between science and faith.   I am persuaded that faith must show itself in a life committed to peace and social justice, but I am in no wise convinced that any one party or platform can claim the exclusive loyalty of committed Christians.


I sing with the folk music group Sweet Creek, and am very interested in the folk music of Appalachia and the British Isles.

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For relaxation, I enjoy reading (in fiction, especially mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, and graphic novels), playing board and card games, and being with my family.  I am a long-time fan of the British television series Doctor Who.

I am an enthusiastic and unabashed (if on occasion disappointed) Pirates fan!