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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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"Ryan is simply a fantastic instructor. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Hebrew Bible and shares that information with his students in a way that makes them want to learn even more."

-Student Evaluation
Princeton Theological Seminary

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"An excellent modeling for students of how to take apart a text and close read. Armstrong drew connections between Job and Shakespeare, and its modern equivalent—the rap battle.  (Note: Armstrong does epic Shakespearean voices.) I left class wanting to read the Bible and if you know me, that’s about the strongest endorsement I can issue."

-Colleague Evaluation
Marymount Manhattan College

"Prof. Armstrong is a great professor with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. He made learning fun."

-Student Evaluation
Marymount Manhattan College

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Research and Course Topics

Literature

Hebrew Bible
New Testament & 2nd Temple
Mesopotamian Literature
Victorian Poetry and Fiction

 

Ancient Languages

Hebrew
Greek
Aramaic
Akkadian
Ugaritic

History and Culture

Ancient Civilizations
Christian Thought
Jewish Exegesis
Hip Hop Culture
Film History

 

Methods

Hermeneutics
Exegesis
Textual Criticism
Archaeology
How to Read Poetry
How to Read Narrative
Art and Film Analysis