Ken Guenter, LHD

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation. Psa 71:17-18 
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Ken Teaches:
  • Ancient and Medieval History I
  • Ancient and Medieval History II
  • Pentateuch
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom
  • Introduction to Prophets
  • Major Prophets
  • Minor Prophets
  • Advanced Studies in Old Testament Literature
  • Advanced Studies in the Prophets
  • Hermeneutics
  • Bible Synthesis

Teaching Philosophy

Whether it is in biblical studies or ancient history, my job is to help students build new ways of thinking; especially about how to read their Bibles, so that they can love God and obey him for the rest of their lives.


The son of missionary parents who led a ministry amongst lepers in Nigeria, Ken returned to Canada to attend Caronport High School and Briercrest Bible College. While studying at the University of Saskatchewan he married Judy and they moved to Caronport in 1972. They have four married sons and seven grandchildren. Ken enjoys making functional pottery, working with his hands, and especially, introducing college students to the Old Testament narrative, the Prophets and their development in the New Testament.


LHD, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Briercrest College and Seminary, 2019
Old Testament Studies, Regent College, 1981, 1983, 2016
MA Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1979
Saskatchewan Teacher's Certificate, 1972
BA History and Classics, University of Saskatchewan, 1971
Diploma Biblical Studies, Briercrest Bible Institute, 1968


Intertextuality within Israel’s Scriptures
Literary patterns within the received texts of the Old Testament
The historical, geographical, and archaeological context of the Old Testament


  • “Echoes of Scripture in The Prophecy of Jeremiah.” Bibliotheca Sacra, pending.
  • “The Word of The Lord to the Ruling Houses in Samuel and Kings.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 62.2 (June 2019) 309–29.
  • “‘This Generation’ in the Trilogy of Matthew 24:34-35.” Bibliotheca Sacra 175 (April – June 2018) 174-195.
  • "Blessed Is He Who Comes: Why Psalm 118 was Recited for Jesus' Triumphal Entry." Bibliotheca Sacra, 173 (October–December, 2016) 427-449.
  • "Implications of Palaeolithic Stratigraphy for Creationist Models of Prehistory." Creation Research Society Quarterly, Vol. 18, Num. 3, 1981.