Bachelor, King's College, 1944; Master of Sacred Theology, Faith Theological Seminary, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, Dropsie College, 1951.
Pastor, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1947-1956;
professor Old Testament languages, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1956-1971;
professor Old Testament, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, 1971-1991;
professor emeritus, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, from 1991. Visiting professor Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, from 1991. Moderator New Jersey.Presbytery, Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1953-1954, assistant clerk of synod, 1965.
Trustee National Presbyterian Missions, 1948-1968, World Presbyterian Missions, 1979-1981.
(Archaeology of the Jordan Valley (Baker studies in biblic...)
Fellow Institute Biblical Research. Member National Association professors Hebrew, Evangelical Theological Society (president 1988), American Oriental Society, Society Biblical Literature.
Married Jane Harrison, August 19, 1944. Children: Peter, Karen, Theodore, Rebecca.