Dr. Randall Price
Is the Founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. and is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). He is also Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in California. He has taught at the University of Texas (Austin), The International School of Theology, Trinity Southwest University, and Criswell College. He has done post-graduate work at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel since 2002.
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He has written numerous articles and contributed to the New Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (Harvest House), Premillennial Dictionary of Theology, Handbook to the Book of Acts (Kregel), and was co-author of the Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology. His books include Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Searching for the Original Bible, The Temple in Bible Prophecy, Jerusalem in Prophecy, The Stones Cry Out, Unholy War, Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict (Harvest House), Charts on Bible Prophecy (Zondervan), and a commentary on Ezekiel and Daniel in the Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary (Harvest House).
(John) Randall Price was born in San Marcos on November 19, 1951 to Elmo Churchill and Maurine Grace Price. His grandfather began the first phone company in San Marcos and the family residence was an historic home (150 years old) in the center of town across from the First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Beverlee Shaw (married for 31 years) have five children: Elisabeth (married), Eleisha (married), Erin (engaged), Jonathan (engaged), and Emilee (in college).
Dr. Price received his bachelor’s (B.A.) from Texas State University, his master's degree (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary in Old Testament and Semitic Languages, and his doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin in Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Hebrew and Archaeology. He has also done graduate work in biblical and archaeological studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Price has been an instructor at the University of Texas (Austin), an adjunct professor in the Department of Archaeology and Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University (Albuquerque, New Mexico), and is an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Pasche Institute of Jewish Studies connected with Criswell College in Dallas, TX. He is currently the Executive Director and Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.
He has been involved in archaeological excavation at Tel-Yin'am, Jerusalem, and is currently Director of excavations at the Qumran plateau (since 2002), site of the Dead Sea Scroll community, and Assistant Director of the Hyrcania tunnel excavation, in Israel. He has been a co-curator of the traveling museum exhibition: “From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book” and is preparing to open the World of the Bible Museum in the future.
Dr. Price is founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. (since 1993), an organization specializing in research and communication of information about the ancient and modern world of the Bible. He lectures in conferences worldwide and appears on numerous talk shows and television and radio programs as an expert on the Middle East. He has led more than 80 tours to the lands of the Bible and is a certified Christian tour guide in Israel.
Dr. Price is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society for Biblical Literature, and The Near East Archaeological Society. He is also a member of the board of the Conservative Theological Society, the Pre-Trib Research Center, and Olive Tree Ministries.
Pastor Price has authored or co-authored a number of books on biblical and political subjects including: Ready to Rebuild: The Imminent Plan to Rebuild the Last Days Temple (Harvest House Publishers, 1992), The Search of Temple Treasures: The Lost Ark and the Last Days (Biblical Awareness Ministries, 1993),Why I Still Believe These Are the Last Days (Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd., 1993), Issues in Dispensationalism (Moody Press, 1994), Jerusalem in Prophecy: God’s Stage for the Final Drama (Harvest House, 1998), Dictionary of Premillennial Theology (Kregel Publishers, 1996), The Desecration and Restoration of the Temple as an Eschatological Motif in the Old Testament, Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and the New Testament (University Microfilms International, 1994), When the Trumpet Sounds (Harvest House, 1995), Forewarning: Approaching the Final Battle Between Heaven & Hell (Harvest House, 1998),Charts of Bible Prophecy (with H. Wayne House, Zondervan, 2003), Foreshadows of Wrath and Redemption (Harvest House, 1999), The Coming Last Days Temple (Harvest House 1999), Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Harvest House Publishers, 1996), The Stones Cry Out: What Archaeology Reveals about the Truth of the Bible (Harvest House, 1997), Unholy War: America, Israel and Radical Islam (Harvest House, 2001), Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict (Harvest House 2003), The Battle for the Last Days Temple: Politics and Prophecy of the Temple Mount (Harvest House, 2004), and Searching for the Ark of the Covenant (Harvest House, 2004). He is also a contributor to the Biblical Handbook to the Book of Acts (Kregel, 1999), contributor to the New Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, and a contributor and editor of Willmington’s Bible Handbook (Tyndale, 1997), The Fundamentals for the Twenty-First Century (Kregel, 2000), The End-Times Controversy (Harvest House 2003), and The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (Harvest House, 2004). Other books include commentaries on the books of Daniel and Ezekiel in The Prophetic Commentary on the Bible (Harvest House, 2007), Searching for the Original Bible (Harvest House 2008). Forthcoming books include; In Search of Noah’s Ark (Harvest House), and A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel (AMG Publishers). In addition he has written and published a “study series” which consists of 6 monographs. His books have been translated into more than 10 languages. He also a regular contributor to Israel My Glory magazine and The Messianic Times and also contributes to a number of professional journals and magazines.
Dr. Price has produced five video documentaries in the Bible lands based on several of his books: In Search of Temple Treasures, Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Stones Cry Out., Jerusalem in Prophecy and The Coming last Days Temple. His first book Ready to Rebuild was also made into a video and has been translated into six languages. He has also appeared in numerous national television and video productions on the subject of the Bible and ancient and modern Israel including the two CBS prime -time specials (now syndicated series) Ancient Secrets of the Bible (1992) and Ancient Secrets of the Bible II (1993), the PAX network series Mysteries of the Unexplained, and Uncovering the Truth About Jesus (PAX network, November 1999), the FamilyNet television series Thief in the Night (May, December 1999), and the NBC/BBC (Union Pictures, Ltd) production of Mysteries of the Ancient World special, The Search for Jesus Continues (Inspiration network special). He has twice appeared on The John Ankerberg Show (1994, 1995), and co-hosted TBN’s “Praise the Lord” program with Hal Lindsey (1997). He also was the subject of the TV Special “God’s Prophetic Plan” (TLN, 2005) and hosted the TV special “The End Times: How Close Are We?” (Grizzly Adamas Productions, 2006) and was a regular radio teacher on the “Words of Life Broadcast,” and has frequently appeared on radio and television programs including, America’s Black Forum (hosted by Juan Williams of the Fox Network), Trinity Broadcast: Praise the Lord” program, "Point of View" (USA Radio Network), Zola Levitt TV show, “Cope” (Southern Baptist Convention), CBN Radio, Moody Broadcasting “Prime Time,” Chicago’s TV Channel 38, The Total Living Network, "Action Sixties" (Florida TV 22), "Vox Pop," "Direct Line" "Messianic Perspectives," “The Jewish Voice,” “Celebration,” "Watchman on the Wall Broadcast" (Southwest Radio Church), “Israel My Glory” radio broadcast, “Janet Parshall’s America,”James Kennedy’s “Truths That Transform,” Gene Getz, Renewal, His Place (TV), and numerous television and radio programs in Canada, Australia, and Israel.
Dr. Paul L. Maier
Dr. Paul L. Maier is a prolific author, biblical scholar, and dedicated Christian. His popular and scholarly writings now circulate worldwide in more than 7 million copies in 17 different languages and include his best-selling book, A Skeleton in God's Closet. A distinguished professor of history at Western Michigan University, his interests are the ancient Near East, ancient Greece and Rome, Christianity and the Roman Empire, and the Reformation Era. He also serves as third vice president for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Craig Parton is a Christian apologist; he is also a trial lawyer and partner at Price, Postel & Parma LLP, a law firm based in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his doctorate in law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He also completed a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics under Dr. John Warwick Montgomery at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now Trinity Law School) in Santa Ana, California. As a seven-year staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ, he traveled to more than 100 colleges and universities defending the Christian faith through lectures and debates.
Parton has published articles and reviews in various theological journals and festschrifts. He has also written three books. These include The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer’s Quest for the Gospel and Religion on Trial. Parton is also the United States Director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
Dr. Jeff Kloha
Born in Chicago, while a young child he moved with his family as his father, a Lutheran elementary school principal, accepted calls to the New York City area and Detroit before returning to Chicago. After completing studies at Concordia Seminary he served Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio from 1993-99, after which he returned to Concordia Seminary. Studies at the University of Leeds began shortly thereafter, with his PhD thesis accepted in 2006. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the seminary’s Director of Theological Resources and Continuing Education.
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His areas of research include the formation of the New Testament, specifically its text and canonical development within the context of early church history. He has published several articles on the text of the Pauline Letters, ancient Gnosticism and early Christianity, and Pauline theology in Novum Testamentum, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and Concordia Journal and a chapter in book on New Testament textual criticism. He is currently completing a book on the text of 1 Corinthians, and, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Birmingham (UK), editing the Vetus Latina volumes of the Pauline Hauptbriefe.
Outside of the academic setting Kloha regularly speaks at pastors conferences and in congregational settings. He coaches the Concordia Seminary Division II Collegiate cycling team and is Race Director for Ghisallo Racing, a St. Louis-based competitive cycling team, for whom he races in Category 3/Masters events locally and in the Midwest. He and his wife, Susan, are raising two daughters, who fill the calendar with band events, lessons, concerts, and other teenaged-girl activities.
Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Director of Theological Resources and Continuing Education
B.A., Concordia College, Ann Arbor
M.Div, Concordia Seminary
S.T.M., Concordia Seminary
Ph.D., University of Leeds
As a young man in college, Joel Lampe says he "lost" the faith taught him by his father, Craig Lampe, a noted authority on old and rare Bibles.
The younger Lampe tried to find God by studying other faiths, including Judaism and Islam. He even lived in India for six months to examine Hinduism before realizing it wasn't for him.
"I could poke a thousand holes in the Resurrection, the Catholic Church, Islam and every other religious denomination," said Joel Lampe, one of the two curators of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Forbidden Book exhibit at the Von Braun Center here through January.
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"I couldn't defend my faith. I had to find it. Everyone needs to do an academic study (of religions) to learn about their faith. They (ministers) don't teach it from the pulpits because most don't know it."
In 1990, Lampe went to Israel to study the Dead Sea Scrolls and visit historical biblical sites.
As he saw sites he had only read about in the Bible, Lampe began the see Scripture in a different light. He realized they were more than just words of wisdom passed down through the ages. They were words written by real people about real events.
A couple of years later, he said, he began studying the lives of William Tyndale, John Rogers, Thomas Cranmer and John Wycliffe - biblical publishing pioneers who were persecuted or killed for challenging the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.
He also said he learned from his academic study of Jesus' disciples that, many of them experienced horrific deaths "and none even flinched."
"These were 11 guys who went 11 different directions (after the Ascension) and never saw each other again. They all told the same story and refused to deny what they saw. There had to be something to what they believed," he said.
Lampe, who lives in Phoenix, said he decided Christianity actually held the truth for him. About 10 years ago, he and a dozen of the leading scholars in the museum industry, decided to put together a religion-related exhibit that would appeal to the masses. Over 1,000,000 visitors have seen the story of how God has preserved His word from the beginning of time to the present.