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Michael McKay

Michael McKay, PhD

Director, Associate Professor of Biblical Theology


Dr. J. Michael McKay joined the faculty at Cedarville University in the fall of 2017 after serving as a trainer for missionary candidates for nine years. His academic interests include the study of the Septuagint, biblical intertextuality, and the book of Hebrews. He has taught biblical studies in various contexts since 1997.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Exegetical Studies, Grace Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Intercultural Ministry, New Tribes Mission

Scholarly Works

  • Translating Titus Clause by Clause: An Exegetical Guide (Michael McKay) Cyber Center for Biblical Studies (2016)
  • A Reevaluation of Ἰησοῦς in Hebrews 4:8: Joshua or Jesus? (Michael McKay) 2018 Evangelical Theological Society’s Midwest Meeting (2018)
  • "If They Will Enter My Rest": The Impact of the Greek Translation of Psalm 95 for Auctor’s Argument in Hebrews 3 and 4 (Michael McKay) National Conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (2015)  
  • God’s Self-limitation in Regards to His Relationship with His Creation (Michael McKay) Midwest Regional Conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (2008)
  • A Hermeneutics Refresher (Michael McKay) Trainer Development Seminar for New Tribes Mission (2002)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Interests: Reading, virtual reality/augmented reality technology, board games
  • Why Cedarville: It is a privilege to work in a community where integration of the truth of Scripture into the many facets of life is made a priority by student, staff, and faculty.