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Redditt, Paul L. 1942-

REDDITT, Paul L. 1942-

PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1942, in Little Rock, AR; son of Paul Leonard (a superintendent of dry kilns) and Helen Marie (an office supervisor; maiden name, Washburn) Redditt; married Bonnie Louellen Brooks (a director of corporate relations), December 18, 1965; children: Pamela Joyce Redditt Duenas, Alan Brooks. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1963; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1967; Vanderbilt University, M.A., Ph.D., 1972. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist.

ADDRESSES: Home—518 Estill Ct., Georgetown, KY 40324. Office—Georgetown College, 400 E. College St., Georgetown, KY 40324. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, professor of religion, 1972–86; Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, professor of religion and department head, 1986–. Visiting professor at Makere University and East Africa Theological Seminary in Kenya, 1987, and Lexington Theological Seminary, 1994–96. Concord Counseling Service, member of board of directors, 1979–81, president, 1980–81. Scott County Council of the Arts, member, 1987–89, president, 1988.

MEMBER: Society of Biblical Literature, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Catholic Biblical Association.


Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

Daniel, Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, England), 1999.

(Editor, with David Penchansky, and contributor) Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do What Is Right?: Studies on the Nature of God in Tribute to James L. Crenshaw, Eisenbrauns (Winona Lake, IN), 2000.

(Editor, with Aaron Schart) Thematic Threads in the Book of the Twelve, Walter de Gruyter (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor of about twenty-five articles to periodicals.

SIDELIGHTS: Paul L. Redditt once told CA: "Writing of any type involves an attempt at self-discovery. The struggle with content and language helps to define the writer. In addition, my writing seeks to discover new insights into the Hebrew Bible, especially through the study of literary genres and the social place and customs implied by those genres and by the writing and editing processes in those texts. More recently I have turned to study the use of previously existing texts by biblical authors."

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