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New Bible and Hebrew Professor Hired at Multnomah Biblical Seminary


Multnomah Biblical Seminary announces the appointment of its newest faculty member, Dr. Rebekah Josberger. Dr. Josberger brings a strong skill set to her position as assistant professor of Bible and Hebrew, which she will begin on July 1, 2009.

Starting this Fall semester, Dr. Josberger will teach Hebrew language, Old Testament exegesis, and some of the Old Testament courses in the Graduate Certificate program.


Dr. Josberger is a graduate of Taylor University and holds two Masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she completed a dissertation on fatherhood in the book of Deuteronomy under the direction of Dr. Daniel Block.

Dr. Josberger is a native of New England and is married to James, who was a highly ranked swimmer in college and is a now a swim coach and certified lifesaving instructor. They have three daughters and a son.


"I am very excited about being called to serve at Multnomah," Dr. Josberger said. "The most impressive part of the school is its people. The administration, faculty, staff and students that I have met just radiate with excitement and passion for the kingdom and for the part they have been called to play in it. My husband and I are literally counting the days until we get there."

"I am excited about Dr. Josberger's appointment," said Dr. Stephen Kim, chair of the faculty search committee. "She will bring a scholarly mind and warm heart into the classroom."

"Dr. Rebekah Josberger is an outstanding, young biblical scholar and linguist who will make a wonderful addition to the faculty of the Seminary," said Dr. Robert Redman, dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary. "Her winsome personality will generate renewed enthusiasm for Old Testament and Hebrew language studies. She is gracious and affirming, and deeply committed to the seminary's vision of transformative theological education. Her life as a wife and a mom will add a dimension of personal experience to her teaching that will resonate with many students."

Contact Info

For more information about Dr. Rebekah Josberger, contact Multnomah Biblical Seminary at 503.251.6700 or

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.