Graham Michael



4753 Forest Highland Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604  United States


MA Old Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
PhD Religious Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament), University of Aberdeen (Trinity College, Bristol), 2018
BA History, Auburn University, 2006


Hebrew and Greek
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Biblical Theology

I earned my doctorate in Religious Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) at the University of Aberdeen (Trinity College, Bristol), under the primary supervision of Professor J. Gordon McConville and Professor Gordon J. Wenham, and under the secondary supervision of Dr. Mark Gignilliat. My thesis explored the concept of rest in the Hebrew Bible with a focus on its theological nature and rhetorical function in Genesis 1-11. I have earned degrees in History (B.A. at Auburn University) and Old Testament (M.A. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary). My research interests include biblical theology, rhetorical criticism, and ANE history, with a focus on the theology of Creation, Sabbath, and vocation.

The last four years I have taught on the Bible and the Ancient World at St. David’s School (Raleigh, NC) and I have served as the chair of the History Department for the past two years, developing and implementing curriculum. This past year I have served the BibleMesh Institute as an academic tutor for several online courses (such as OT Survey, Biblical Interpretation, and the Message of the Prophets). I have experience working at the university and graduate level with students, coordinating and leading discipleship groups and bible studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before seminary, I served overseas as a missionary in Peru and Bolivia, teaching stories of the Bible to indigenous groups such as the Quechua.

My wife and I are active in the church, where we have led family groups and discipleship groups, led and facilitated our prayer ministry, and have assisted in preaching and teaching. We are deeply committed to and passionate about the study of Scripture with the specific aim of building up the body of Christ to the glory of God.