Dr. Eugene J. Mayhew
B.R.E., Th.M., Th.D.
B.R.E., Detroit Bible College
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary
Postgraduate Study: American Institute,
Jerusalem, Israel; University of Detroit;
University of Michigan
Dr. Eugene J. Mayhew is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Moody Theological Seminary–Michigan. He brings to MTS–Michigan a commitment to world missions. He has taught in several countries including Greece, Turkey, Israel, India, Romania and Russia. Formerly a missionary with SEND International, He served as president and instructor at Alaska Bible College from 1983-87. From 1996-2001, he served on the Board of Directors of Encouragement, Inc., a mission organization, that established Yangon Theological Seminary in Myanmar (Burma).
Dr. Mayhew is the editor of Shalom: Essays in Honor of Dr. Charles H. Shaw published by William Tyndale College (1984). He has given many professional papers at the Evangelical Theological Society and was a contributor of the introduction and study notes on 1 and 2 Chronicles in The Ryrie Study Bible. He was also a study note contributor to the Luis Palau Study Bible; has an article entitled the “Two Witnesses in Revelation 11,” in the Dictionary of Premillennial Theology (1997); and has recently published an Encyclopedia of Messianic Candidates in Judaism, Samaritanism and Islam. He has led over thirty college and seminary study tours to the biblical lands.
His interests include biblical archaeology and messianic studies. In 1973, he worked on an archaeological excavation in Israel with Tel Aviv University and Jerusalem University College. The site, Tel Qasile, had both Philistine and Israelite occupations and yielded the first Philistine temples to be discovered in Israel.
In 2006, he was an area supervisor on the Southern Plateau Excavation at Qumran. Along with MTS–Michigan students, he has worked several times on the famous Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Operation, and in 2009, with the University of North Carolina on the Zion Gate excavation
Dr. Mayhew and his wife Mary have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.