Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company has signed leading Old Testament scholar Bill T. Arnold as associate editor for the long-running New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) series. Arnold will work closely with series editor Robert Hubbard for the next three years, at which time Hubbard will retire and Arnold will assume the role of series editor.

Arnold is the Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1995. He has also published extensively in the field, including commentaries on Genesis and 1 and 2 Samuel, as well as a forthcoming NICOT commentary on Deuteronomy.

“I’m very excited to have Dr. Bill Arnold join me as associate editor,” commented Robert Hubbard, who has served for twenty-five years as NICOT series editor. “I’ve known him for nearly four decades and regard him as a very distinguished scholar, a committed evangelical, and a warm personal friend. When I retire in three years, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have succeed me as NICOT series editor than Bill. With him at the helm, NICOT’s future advancement will be in very capable hands.”

“The NICOT has long been a premier commentary series,” added Bill Arnold. “Like most students of the Old Testament, I have benefited from many of its volumes during my ministry. Bob Hubbard provides exemplary service to us all in his sacrificial devotion as general editor. He has advanced the series beautifully, and I am honored to be part of the next season of NICOT contributions.”

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Asbury Theological Seminary was founded in 1923 by H.C. Morrison with a class of three students and an audacious seal that said, “The whole Bible for the whole world.” President Timothy C. Tennent currently leads Asbury Seminary in its mission “to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world.”

Almost 100 years later, the Seminary has more than 10,000 graduates serving in every time zone around the world through social justice initiatives, government, art, mission organizations, education and the church. Today, Asbury Seminary enrolls more than 1,600 students, representing more than 90 denominations and 40 countries. Alumni of the Seminary serve around the world in 77 countries, all 50 states, and in more than 157 denominations.