Bachelor in Bible and Psychology, Eastern Mennonite College, 1979; Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies, Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1984; Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies and Hebrew, University of Michigan, 1993.
Hebrew language assistant Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, 1982. Teaching fellow Goshen (Indiana) College, 1983-1984. Instructor bible and religion Freeman (South Dakota) Junior College, 1984-1986.
Graduate teaching assistant University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1986-1989. Editorial assistant, writer Anchor Bible Dictionary Project, Michigan, 1987-1990. Assistant professor religion Bluffton (Ohio) College, 1990-1991.
Assistant professor bible Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1991-1993. Senior editor religious public Doubleday, New York City, 1994-1999. Vice president, public, editorial director Morehouse Publications, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, since 2000.
Member American Academy Religion, American Schools Oriental Research, Society Biblical Literature.
Married Angela Kathryn Hochstetler, December 21, 1979. 1 child, Elyse Audrey Hochstetler.