Gary Edward
Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, School of Divinity

Teaching at Cairn since 1997

Gary Edward Schnittjer


  • PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • BS, Cairn University
  • Post-graduate studies in biblical Hebrew, University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-graduate studies in biblical Aramaic, Westminster Theological Seminary


Gary Edward Schnittjer teaches biblical Hebrew and Old Testament for the School of Divinity at Cairn University. His book Old Testament Use of Old Testament has been named Old Testament book of the year for 2021 by The Center for Biblical Studies at MBTS as well as 2021 Top Book in the category of Old Testament by SWTJ. The book features chapters on every book of the Old Testament as well as a chapter on “Toward the New Testament.” Please take a look at the Christianity Today online article by Carmen Joy Imes about how pastors can use Old Testament Use of Old Testament and she shows them how.

Please see Schnittjer’s new article “Long-lost Grandparent Texts of the New Testament” in Didaktikos.

Schnittjer is doing research for writing projects under contract with Baker Academic, B&H Academic, and Zondervan Academic. He is currently researching for a student textbook on Old Testament historical narratives as well as final edits for a second edition of Torah Story to be released soon.

Schnittjer offers a free subscription service of verses from the Hebrew Bible daily at for students and ministers of the word.

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Academic Affiliations:

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature