Harold J. Ockenga Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, Gordon College
Marv Wilson has taught Old Testament, Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Gordon since 1971. Previously, he taught for eight years at Barrington College. He has published two widely used textbooks: Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (Eerdmans) and its sequel Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal (Eerdmans). He is co-author (with Edwin Yamauchi) of the new four-volume reference work Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-biblical Antiquity (Hendrickson, 2014-2016).
Marv has worked as an Old Testament translator and editor of the New International Version of the Bible, and served as primary scholar for the TV documentary, Christians and Jews: A Journey of Faith, which has now played on more than 200 PBS stations. In 1982, Marv started the Gordon College Holy Land Pilgrimage program, leading many study tours to the land of Israel. Locally and nationally, he has worked extensively to build bridges of understanding between the evangelical Christian and Jewish communities. In the process, he has co-edited four different books with Jewish scholars.
Marv is married to Polly, a Gordon graduate and accomplished pianist. In their leisure time, the couple enjoys sports, music and travel.