Dr. Gary Yates

Dr. Gary YatesProfessor of Old Testament

Email Dr. Yates: gyates@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4140


Education

  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Washington Bible College

Recent Courses

  • OBST 520: Old Testament Orientation II
  • OBST 660: Psalms
  • OBST 664: Pre-Exilic Minor Prophets

Biography

Before coming to Liberty University, Gary pastored churches in Kansas and Virginia and taught at Cedarville University in Ohio. Gary and his wife, Marilyn, have three children, two of them graduates of LU.

His special interests in Old Testament studies are the prophets, biblical theology and Hebrew language. He also is involved in preaching and teaching in the local church.

Publications

  • “Jeremiah” and “Lamentations,” The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary. Edited by J. Daniel Hays and Scott Duval. Baker, forthcoming.
  • “A Call for Faithful Leaders: A Theology of Leadership in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel,” in Biblical Foundations of Leadership: Exegesis for the Everyday Leader. Edited by B. Forrest and C. Roden. Kregel, forthcoming.
  • Message of the Twelve: Listening to the Voices of the Minor Prophets (co-author with Richard Alan Fuhr). B&H, 2016.
  •  “The Problem of Repentance and Relapse as a Unifying Theme in the Book of the Twelve,” Themelios 41 (2016): 248-62.
  • “The ‘Weeping Prophet” and ‘Pouting Prophet’ in Dialogue: Intertextual Connections Between Jeremiah and Jonah,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59 (2016); 223-39.
  • Review of Biblical Theology: (Volume 1) The Common Grace Covenants (by Jeffrey J. Niehaus), Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 58 (2015): 161-63.
  • “Jeremiah Study Notes,” for The David Jeremiah Study Bible. Edited by Kris Bearss. Worthy Publishing, 2014.
  • “Intertextuality and the Portrayal of Jeremiah the Prophet,” Bibliotheca Sacra 170 (2013): 286-303. 
  •  “Jeremiah,” in What the Old Testament Writers Really Cared About: A Survey of their Writings, Edited by J. Darouchie. Kregel, 2013.
  • The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey (co-editor and co-author with Ed Hindson). B&H, 2012.
  •  “Nahum,” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Logos, 2012.
  • “Jeremiah’s Message of Judgment and Hope for God’s Unfaithful Wife,” Bibliotheca Sacra 167 (2010): 144-65.
  • “Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Minor Prophets,” in Zondervan King James Bible Commentary. Edited by Daniel R. Mitchell and Edward Hindson. Zondervan, 2010.  
  • Review of Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, (by Walter Brueggemann); Criswell Theological Review 5 (2008): 125-128
  • “Transmission of the Bible,” in Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics. Edited by Ergun Caner and Edward Hindson. Harvest House Publishers, 2008: 107-110. 
  • Review of Interpreting the Historical Books: An Exegetical Handbook (by Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.); Criswell Theological Review 5 (2007): 125-28.
  • “The Day that Jesus Took His Newspaper to Work,” Preaching OnLine, July 2007. 
  • “A Role Model for Prayer” (Sermon on Prayer from Book of Acts) Preaching 22 (2006): 28-29. 
  • “New Exodus and No Exodus in Jeremiah 26-45: Promise and Warning to the Exiles in Babylon,” Tyndale Bulletin 57 (2006): 1-22. 
  •  “Femme Fatale Redux: Intertextual Connections to the Elijah/Jezebel Narrative in Mark 6:14-29,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 15 (2005): 199-221 (co-authored with David M. Hoffeditz). 
  • Narrative Parallelism and the Jehoiakim Frame: A Reading Strategy for Jeremiah 26-45,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 263-81.
  • “Ishmael’s Assassination of Gedaliah: Echoes of the Saul-David Story in Jeremiah 40-41,” Westminster Theological Journal 67 (2005): 103-12. 
  • “Answers for Unanswered Prayer (Exodus 2:22-23),” Preaching 21 (2005): 42-43.
  • Review of Show Them No Mercy: Four Views on Canaanite Genocide (by Cowles, Merrill, Longman, and Gard); Westminster Theological Journal 66 (2004): 430-33.
  • "Eschatology of the Psalms" in Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy. Edited by T. Lahaye, E. Hindson, W. Brindle. Harvest House Publishers, 2004: 306-309.
  • “The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat (An Exposition of Hebrews 11:32-39,” Preaching 19 (2003): 32-33. 
  • Adaptation Team: Study Notes for Job-Isaiah.  King James Study Bible.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

Papers and Presentations

  • “A Call for Faithful Leaders: A Theology of Leadership in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.” Paper Presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Lynchburg, Virginia (April, 2016)
  • “Genocide and War in the Old Testament: Can We Trust the God of the Old Testament to be Good?” Seminary Lecture Series, Liberty University (co-presented with Donald Fowler) (March 26, 2015).
  • “The ‘Weeping Prophet’ and the ‘Pouting Prophet’ in Dialogue: Intertextual Connections Between Jeremiah and Jonah.” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego, California (November 2014)
  • “‘Repentance’ and ‘Return’ as Unifying Themes in the Book of the Twelve.” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2013) in Baltimore, Maryland (November, 2013)
  • “Does Circumcision of the Heart Mean Eradication of Genuine Human Response to God?  Paper Presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, (2013) in Lynchburg, Virginia. 
  • “The Old Testament Problem of Divine Sovereignty and Human Response in the Restoration of Israel.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2011) in San Francisco, California. 
  • “The Prophet Jeremiah as Theological Symbol in the Book of Jeremiah.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2010) in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • “The Restoration of Zion In the Book of Isaiah and its Covenantal Development.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2009) in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • “The Motif of Life and Death in the Elijah-Elisha Narratives and its Theological Significance in 1 Kings 17-2 Kings 13.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2008) in Providence, Rhode Island. 
  • “The Call for the Unfaithful Wife to Return: The Rhetoric of Prophetic Appeal in Jeremiah 2:1-4:4.”  Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2007) in San Diego, California. 
  • Femme Fatale Redux: Intertextual Connections to the Elijah/Jezebel Narrative in Mark 6:14-29.”  Paper presented at Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2002) in St. Paul, Minnesota (presented with David M. Hoffeditz). 
  • “The House of David in the Book of Jeremiah: Historical Failure and Future Hope,” Paper presented at Annual Meeting of The Evangelical Theological Society (2003) in Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • “New Exodus and No Exodus in Jeremiah 26-45 and the Problem of Delay in the Prophetic Promises.”  Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2004) in San Antonio, Texas.