Mark S. Gignilliat
Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School
Old Testament
Office:  Divinity Hall
Phone: 205-726-4123

Mark Gignilliat began his teaching tenure at Beeson Divinity School in 2005. He teaches Hebrew, Old Testament exegesis and Old Testament theology, with teaching interests including biblical theology, theological exegesis and the history of interpretation. Gignilliat most recently published Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation (Baker, 2019) and Micah in the International Theological Commentary (T&T Clark, 2019). His other books include A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism (Zondervan, 2012) and Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel (Routledge, 2009). Gignilliat has contributed to various edited books, peer-reviewed journals and magazines. He also serves as the canon theologian at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. Gignilliat is married to Naomi and is father to William, Jackson, Franklin, and Mary Grace.


  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary 
  • B.A., Bob Jones University

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