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Ian Turner

Ian is currently studying under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Timmer in the PhD program (Biblical Studies) at PRTS. His doctoral project deals with the unity, diversity, thematic coherence, and theological message of the book of Hosea. In general, he is interested in applying linguistics to biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, exploring ways linguistics and inner-biblical allusion contribute to biblical theology, and reading the Old Testament canonically while engaging viewpoints from modern and postmodern approaches to biblical interpretation.

Before attending PRTS, Ian received an MDiv from Reformed Baptist Seminary (2018) with a year of MDiv coursework at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MA in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University (2011), and a BA in English from Elmhurst College (2008). His employment background is in writing/editing and education (teaching and administration).

Originally from the Chicago area, Ian currently lives in West Michigan with his wife, Mercy, and their two children (Christian and Joanna). He is a member of Harbor Reformed Baptist Church (Holland, MI), where he serves in the ministry of preaching and teaching.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15


(1) Elmhurst College (BA in English)

(2) Northeastern Illinois University (MA in Linguistics)

(3) Reformed Baptist Seminary (MDiv)

(4) Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PhD)


Subject Area and Specialty

Exploring the language, rhetoric, themes, and theology of the book of Hosea in its biblical theological context and responding to (post)modern approaches to biblical interpretation by articulating committed readings of the Bible.


Research Interests

  • Teaching biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek
  • Linguistics
  • Biblical exegesis, hermeneutics
  • Biblical Theology
  • Use of the OT in the NT
  • Latter Prophets, Petrine epistles
  • Christ’s threefold office
  • Union with Christ and the ordo salutis



“Going beyond what is written or learning to read? Discovering OT/NT broad reference.” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 61/3 (2018): 577–94.
“The Message of Jonah for Today” in Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. 28/4 (July/August, 2020): 150–51.

“The Message of Micah for Today” in Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. 28/4 (July/August, 2020): 151–52.