Dennis R. Magary, PhD

Faculty Since 1979


Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Department Chair

Old Testament and Semitic Languages


BA, Fort Wayne Bible College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin


Dr. Magary has served as an instructor in Bible at Trinity College and as a teaching assistant in Biblical Hebrew at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also was a visiting instructor at Trinity for several years before assuming his present position. Along with his extensive experience as an educator, he has served in a variety of ministries, including the role of assistant pastor. Dr. Magary’s areas of expertise include Hebrew, Old Testament, and computer applications for Old Testament studies.

Selected Publications

Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2020)

“The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Book”. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 133. (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

“Introduction and notes for Ephesians” NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, 2015)

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member, Evangelical Theological Society
  • Member, The Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member, National Association of Professors of Hebrew