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Lee M. Fields

lmf_small.jpg (180x225)pxChairman of the Department of Biblical Studies
Professor of Bible

Office Phone: 252-334-2080
Email: lee.fields@macuniversity.edu

Education:
B.S.E. (Secondary) Physical Science, Emporia State University
M. Div. in General Bible, Cincinnati Christian University
M.Ph. in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Ph.D. in Hebraic and Cognate Studies with concentration in Judaic Studies in the Greco-Roman Period, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Courses Taught:
     Biblical Language Tools
     Daniel & Zechariah
     Epistle to the Hebrews
     Epistles of Peter & John
     Greek 1, 2, 3, 4
     Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 4
     Interpreting Biblical Literature
     Isaiah
     James
     Psalms

Brief Biography:

Lee Fields moved with his family to Elizabeth City, NC, in 1997 to begin a teaching ministry at Roanoke Bible College, now Mid-Atlantic Christian University. He is Professor of Bible and Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies. Since the 1980s, Lee has done supply preaching and has held several part-time ministries, most recently as an associate minister at Towne South Church of Christ in Elizabeth City. He married Julie, his high school sweetheart, in 1979. They have two grown children.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Emporia State University in Physical Science. After attending Manhattan Christian College in Kansas, he moved to Cincinnati, receiving the Master of Divinity degree in General Bible from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, in Hebraic and Cognate Studies with an emphasis in Judaic Studies in the Greco-Roman Period.  His dissertation was entitled, "An Anonymous Dialog with a Jew: An Introduction and Annotated Translation."

At MACU, Dr. Fields teaches courses in both Old and New Testaments. His emphases are biblical languages and Bible interpretation. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He is the author of Hebrew for the Rest of Us (Zondervan, 2008), and An Anonymous Dialog with a Jew, Corpus Christianorum in Translation (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012). He is also coeditor of and contributor to Devotions on the Hebrew Bible forthcoming from Zondervan in 2015. He has written a number of articles in various publications, both popular and scholarly, and writes a monthly blog on Zondervan's koinonia website entitled "Hebrew and You."

He is a facilitator with the Biblical Language Center in teaching Greek using communicative methods. In the summer of 2014, MACU hosted Randall Buth and the Biblical Language Center in summer Greek and Hebrew courses. 

In local church work, Dr. Fields has recently finished a term of service as an elder at Towne South Church of Christ in Elizabeth City, where he continues to teach Sunday school and other special studies. He has developed two special series for churches: "From Stone Tablets to Clay Jars," a study of how the Bible came to the modern world, and "American Denominations," a survey of a few major Christian groups.

Dr. Fields is a long-time fan of Big-12 sports (especially football) and the Minnesota Vikings. He also plays guitar.