Faculty Bio



Dr. Meier began teaching at the Ohio State University in 1986 in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and is the author of The Messenger in the Ancient Semitic World (1988), Speaking of Speaking: Marking Direct Discourse in Biblical Hebrew (1992), and Themes and Transformations in Old Testament Prophecy (2009).  He also serves as adjunct professor of History, where he teaches both the History of Ancient Israel and History of the Second Commonwealth. Among his many honors, he has been a guest at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio (Italy) and the Edwards Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion.  Dr. Meier has received the Ohio State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring.  He is presently engaged in research in the Deuteronomistic History and prophecy in ancient Israel.
Ph.D., Harvard University, Hebrew & Semitic Languages and Literatures, 1987; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Old Testament and Semitics; B.A., UCLA, Ancient Near Eastern Civilization.