Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
Scott Ashmon is Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education and oversees general education, the Core Curriculum, and Honors Program. Scott is also Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. He has been at CUI since 2007 teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. From 2003-2007, he was Assistant Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, OH for four years. Scott earned his B.A. from Concordia College in Portland, OR in 1992 and his M.Div. and S.T.M. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2010, where he specialized in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. He has published articles and books on topics related to the Old Testament and Lutheran higher education. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Society of Concordia Theological Faculties. He is also a member of the Association for Core Texts and Courses as well as its Liberal Arts Institute. Scott and his family are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irvine, CA.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH, M.Phil., 2007, Ph.D, 2010; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, S.T.M., 1998, M.Div., 1996; Concordia College, Portland, OR, B.A., 1992
Publications: Peer Reviewed
- The Idea and Practice of a Christian University: A Lutheran Approach. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2015.
- “Higher Education in Light of the Cross.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 54, no. 1 (2015): 94-104.
- “Learning by Writing about and Discussing Big Questions.” Teaching Theology and Religion, forthcoming in 2015.
- “The Covenantal Function of Biblical Birth Annunciations.” Criswell Theological Review 10, no. 1 (2012): 41-52.
- Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2012.
- Ashmon, Scott and Robert Weise. “‘Give Me Children, or I Will Die’: Procreation is God’s Work.” Concordia Journal 24, no. 4 (1998): 337-45.
- “Revisiting the Law-Gospel Paradigm in Light of the Old Testament.” Concordia Pulpit Resources, forthcoming.
- “Preaching Law and Gospel in the Old Testament.” Lutheran Forum 47, no. 4 (2013): 12-15.
- “The Good Society and the Problem of Evil in Genesis 1-3 and Enuma Elish.” Lutheran Forum 45, no. 3 (2011): 12-14.
- “Samson and Christ, Type and Antitype.” Lutheran Forum 43, no. 3 (2008): 15-17.
- History and Literature of the Old Testament (THL 201 and THL 201H)
- Old Testament Book of the Bible (THL 311)
- Old Testament Isagogics (TEXO 507)
- Old Testament Book Option (TEXO 510)
- Guided Readings (THL 590)
- Hebrew 1 (HEB 101)
- Hebrew 2 (HEB 102)
- Readings in the Hebrew Bible (HEB 201)
- Readings in the Torah (HEB 211)
- Readings from the Pericopes (HEB 225)
- Readings in the Prophets and Writings (HEB 321)
- Biblical Aramaic (ARA 301)