Dr. James K. Hoffmeier is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was born in Egypt and lived there until age sixteen, and returns often for research, excavation, and teaching ministry. He served as Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at Wheaton College and was chair of Wheaton’s Department of Biblical, Theological, Religious and Archaeological Studies. From 1996 to 1999 he was also director of the Wheaton Archaeology Program.
He was an archaeological editor for the English Standard Version Study Bible, and his books include Israel in Egypt: Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1997), Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2005), and The Archaeology of the Bible (Oxford: Lion, 2008).
He directed excavations at Tell el-Borg, Sinai, from 1998-2008, and has appeared in and served as a consultant for television programs on the Discovery, History, Learning, and National Geographic Channels. Dr. Hoffmeier teaches and lectures regularly across the USA and internationally.