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Dr. Ryan M. Armstrong

Professor · Speaker · Scholar

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Ryan M. Armstrong is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Oklahoma State University, where he has initiated a Hebrew Language program. His research focuses on the Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern context, the history of its interpretation, and comparative literature. Watch for his upcoming book, The Book of Job in Wonderland: Making (Non)sense of Job's Mediators, (Oxford University Press, Fall 2024), and check out his news feature on Job and Wonderland. He is proficient in numerous dead languages and speaks Modern Hebrew, German, Spanish, and Yiddish.


Ryan earned his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies. He holds an MA in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At Southeastern Seminary he received an MDiv with a concentration on Philosophy and Biblical Languages, as well as a ThM in New Testament, writing about NT Canonization. He completed his B.A. from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University. He spent semesters in Austria and Germany at Universität Wien and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He has taught at Princeton Seminary, Princeton University, Marymount Manhattan College, Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary, and Jewish Theological Seminary.



Ryan loves to create a learning environment that is both relatable and enjoyable for everyone. As an 8-year-old, he would gather his neighbors and family to perform standup. Later, his fun dance style earned him the name, “B-Boy Loose Goose.” This consummate desire to bring a smile to everyone’s face is evident in his teaching and scholarship.


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