Adam Howell

Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation

B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Adam Howell grew up in the hills of Appalachia in the northeast corner of Tennessee. He attended East Tennessee State University, earning a double major in Microbiology and Chemistry. Howell played football for the ETSU Buccaneers as a long snapper for both punts and extra points. While in college, Howell served as a college pastor at Boone Trail Baptist Church and served in several on-campus college ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a grass roots ministry called The Well.

In addition to a regular teaching schedule, Howell is the author of Ruth: A Guide to Reading Biblical Hebrew and co-author of Hebrew for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving Biblical HebrewRuth: An Illustrated Hebrew Reader’s Edition, and Illustrated 1 Kings in Hebrew. He serves on the editorial review board for Bulletin of Biblical Research and has published articles in both academic and popular journals. Howell is the host of Daily Dose of Hebrew (link:, which seeks to keep students and pastors engaged with their Hebrew Bibles for life.

Howell is married to Liz and they have four children: Noah, Tovah, Judah, and Norah.

Ask A Professor

Why do you love teaching at Boyce College?

The learning environment at Boyce College is not only distinctively Christian, it is thoroughly Christian. Every aspect of learning and life at Boyce College fuels Christian discipleship, and thus it is a delight and privilege to teach here.

What are some of your top students doing with their degree?

Most of my students graduate to be pastors or counselors in the church, applying the word of God to the lives of marred image bearers. However, some of my Hebrew students may even plan to work in Bible translation for unreached people groups or other missions endeavors where a deep knowledge of God’s Word is necessary.

What makes the BTS degree at Boyce College distinct?

The Biblical and Theological Studies degree at Boyce College is surely one of the most robust theological degrees available today. This is not only true by observing the catalog requirements and course titles; it is also true based on the content that I know is taught in the classroom. Robust, detailed, and uncompromising theological depth is the staple in the BTS program. At Boyce College, this theological depth leads to hearts that are alive to love, fear, obey, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.