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Dr. Michael Bar­rett

Dr. Michael Bar­rett is a min­is­ter in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. For­merly, Dr. Bar­rett served as pres­i­dent of Geneva Reformed Sem­i­nary. He earned his doc­tor­ate in Old Tes­ta­ment Text with a spe­cial focus on Semitic lan­guages.

His dis­ser­ta­tion was titled “A Method­ol­ogy for Inves­ti­gat­ing the Trans­la­tion Philoso­phies and Tech­niques of the Sep­tu­agint.” For almost thirty years, he was pro­fes­sor of Ancient Lan­guages and Old Tes­ta­ment The­ol­ogy and Inter­pre­ta­tion at Bob Jones Uni­ver­sity. Dr. Bar­rett had an active role in the min­istry of the Free Pres­by­ter­ian Church until his coming to PRTS. He is a mem­ber of the Evan­gel­i­cal The­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety and has pub­lished numer­ous arti­cles in both pro­fes­sional and pop­u­lar jour­nals. He contributed to and served as Old Testament editor for The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible.

Dr. Bar­rett and his wife San­dra have two sons and five grand­chil­dren. Dr. Barrett’s hob­bies include hunt­ing and think­ing about hunting.

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

2 Timothy 2:2

Published Works

A select list of books authored or edited by Dr. Michael Barrett

      • Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament. Greenville, SC: Ambassador-Emerald International, 1999.
      • Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel. Greenville, SC: Ambassador-Emerald International, 2000.
      • God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel. Greenville, SC: Ambassador Emerald International, 2003.
      • with Paul William Overly, and David L. Burggraff. The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship. Greenville, SC: Ambassador International, 2006.
      • Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Pub, 2008.
      • The Next-to-Last Word: Service, Hope, and Revival in the Postexilic Prophets. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015.
      • with Robert D. Bell. Bob Jones University Seminary Hebrew Handbook. Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2007.


A select list of journal articles by Dr. Michael Barrett

      • “Factoring God into Life or God and Me: An Exposition of Psalm 139” Puritan Reformed Journal 5, no. 1 (January 2013): 5–14
      • “The Message of Obadiah: It’s Going to be Okay” Puritan Reformed Journal 5, no. 2 (July 2013): 15–23
      • “The Danger of Heartless Religion: An Exposition of Isaiah 1:2-18” Puritan Reformed Journal 6, no. 2 (July 2014): 5–15
      • “Who Fought the Battle of Jericho? (Joshua 2, 6)” Puritan Reformed Journal 7, no. 1 (January 2015): 5–14


Sermons, lectures, and videos from Dr. Michael Barrett


Courses taught by Dr. Michael Barrett

    • 111 – Hebrew I
    • 112 – Hebrew II
    • 120 – Methods of Heberew Exegesis
    • 130 – The World of the Bible
    • 132 – Old Testament Introduction
    • 201 – Greek I
    • 202 – Greek II
    • 233 – The Text of the Bible
    • BS811 – The History and Preservation of Biblical Text
    • BS814 – Introduction to the Septuagint