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Doug Gropp

Hebrew & Aramaic Specialist
Doug Gropp

Doug grew up in Connecticut and was educated at Duke University (BA), at Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv), and at Harvard University (PhD). For 20 years he taught in Washington, DC, in the graduate department of Semitics at the Catholic University of America. As a specialist in Hebrew and Aramaic, he was invited to join the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, publishing a volume of Aramaic legal papyri in the official publication series, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. In 2007, he moved to Dallas to teach Old Testament and to serve as academic dean in a seminary that became independent as Redeemer Seminary. When it closed from insufficient funding, he served as a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins in Near Eastern Studies, and then returned to Dallas to teach a course in Classical Ethiopic, mostly to professors at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Doug is married to Robin, and they have three children in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC … hence their recent move to Charlottesville.