New Faculty Member Appointed at RTS Orlando



(ORLANDO, Fla.) – January 2, 2017 – The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid to the faculty of the Orlando campus. Dr. Reid will serve as the assistant professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies beginning January 1, 2017. 
 
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – January 2, 2017 – The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid to the faculty of the Orlando campus. Dr. Reid will serve as assistant professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies beginning January 1, 2017. 

Dr. Reid has served as professor of Old Testament at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida since fall 2015, teaching courses in Old Testament, Hebrew, biblical theology, and the ancient Near Eastern world. He has also designed and managed language resources as Associate Editor of Hebrew for BibleMesh. Previously, he held a fellowship as Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. He received his B.F.A. at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was converted in college and then became a member at the church pastored by former RTS professor Dr. Dale Ralph Davis. At Dr. Davis’s advice, he then went to seminary, earning the M.Div. and numerous academic awards at RTS Jackson. Post-graduate studies took him to the United Kingdom where he earned a Master of Theology at the University of Aberdeen in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, followed by a Master of Studies with distinction in cuneiform studies at the University of Oxford and, finally, the D.Phil. in Oriental Studies with an emphasis in cuneiform also at the University of Oxford. He has since lectured in university settings in the United Kingdom and North America, including serving as a visiting professor at RTS Orlando in spring 2016. Reid has preached and taught adult education courses in a number of settings since 2005, and he is presently a candidate under care for ordination in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. A native of Mississippi, Reid is married to Blair and has four children: Cooper, Noah, Caleb, and Hannah.


Dr. Reid has collaborated with RTS Chancellor J. Ligon Duncan on three book projects: Does Grace Grow Best in Winter? (P & R), Fear Not (Christian Focus), and the third volume of the Westminster Confession into the 21st Century project (Christian Focus). He is an active researcher in Assyriology and currently co-authoring a volume of Old Babylonian letters for Oxford University Press. 


“I am so delighted that Nick Reid is a part of the RTS family (again!). I have known Nick since his student days at RTS Jackson, and have followed him throughout his studies in Aberdeen, Oxford and New York. He is a brilliant but humble scholar, a sound theologian, a faithful churchman, and loving husband and father, and an outstanding teacher,” said Chancellor J. Ligon Duncan. “Our students at RTS Orlando already love him. I look forward to great things from him as a colleague, and I am honored to call him a friend."

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