Professor Robert D. Miller II, PhD

Professor Robert D. Miller II
  • The Catholic University of America
  • University of Michigan
Join me for this fascinating exploration of the old testament; stepping back in time to witness the historical birth of a book that continues to shape our world.

Robert D. Miller II is Ordinary Professor of Old Testament at The Catholic University of America. He received a PhD in Biblical and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. He is a research associate at the University of Pretoria and a life member of St John’s College Cambridge.

Professor Miller is a scholar of the history, literature, religion, and archaeology of ancient Israel. His books Chieftains of the Highland Clans: A History of Israel in the 12th and 11th Centuries BC and Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel, as well as related articles, made him a recognized authority on early Israel. Other books by him include Covenant and Grace in the Old Testament: Assyrian Propaganda and Israelite Faith and The Dragon, the Mountain, and the Nations: An Old Testament Myth, Its Origins, and Its Afterlives.

Professor Miller has worked in the interface of science and theology as the recipient of two major grants in that area, and he participates in Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogue at local and international levels. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the American Schools of Oriental Research and was one of the translators of the New American Bible Revised Edition. In 2015, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from his university’s School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association.

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  1. Understanding the Old Testament

    Understanding the Old Testament

    Robert D. Miller II
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    The Old Testament is one of the foundational documents of Western civilization. In this course, you’ll study a selection of the major books of the Old Testament, probing their meaning and relevance. Among these, you’ll explore the prophets, the wisdom literature, and the apocalyptic literature, finding their deeper historical and religious import, as well as their sublime literary treasures.
  2. (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Dead Sea Scrolls Set

    (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Dead Sea Scrolls

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Peel back layers of history from two ancient spiritual texts in this two-course set that pairs Understanding the Old Testament with Dead Sea Scrolls. First, join a leading biblical scholar and archeologist for an enthralling look at the historical, religious, and literary significance of the Hebrew Bible. Then, discover what the Dead Sea Scrolls are, what they contain, and how the insights they offered into...
  3. (SET) Understanding the New Testament & Understanding the Old Testament Set

    (SET) Understanding the New Testament & Understanding the Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gain new levels of understanding into two of the most important spiritual texts in the history of human civilization with this illuminating two-course set. First, in Understanding the New Testament, examine the 27 books of the Christian Bible—and the authors and the world in which they were created—through a historian’s eye. Then, in Understanding the Old Testament, join a leading biblical scholar and...
  4. (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Introduction to the Qur’an Set

    (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Introduction to the Qur’an

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    What do the Old Testament and the Qur’an have in common? Ponder the intersection of these two spiritual books with help from this eye-opening two-course set. In Understanding the Old Testament, join a leading biblical scholar and archeologist for an enthralling look at the historical, religious, and literary significance of the Hebrew Bible. Then, in Introduction to the Qur’an, follow the history of this...
  5. (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Biblical Hebrew Set

    (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Biblical Hebrew

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Uncover bold new ways to think about (and even read) the Hebrew Bible with this course set that brings together Understanding the Old Testament with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. In the first course, join a leading biblical scholar and archeologist for an enthralling look at the historical, religious, and literary significance of the Hebrew Bible. And in the second, develop the knowledge and skills to...
  6. (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Holy Land Revealed Set

    (SET) Understanding the Old Testament & Holy Land Revealed

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Get a fresh perspective on the Old Testament and the ancient world in which it sprang with this two-course set that blends religious history with archaeology. Join a leading biblical scholar and archeologist for an enthralling look at the historical, religious, and literary significance of the Hebrew Bible in Understanding the Old Testament. Then, get up close and personal with ruins, artifacts, murals, documents,...