Derek Bass, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Biblical and Exegetical Studies
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature

Personal

Originally from Houston, TX (U.S.A.), Derek and his family came to Tyndale having spent nearly a decade in New England, serving in pastoral ministry and church planting. Derek has a passion for the least-reached and unreached areas of the globe, the gospel, and the Word of God. Coming to Tyndale was a dream come true, as these desires and passions coalesce beautifully in training future pastors, church planters, and professors from all over Europe, Asia, and Africa to preach and teach Christ rightly from the whole Bible (Lk 24:25-27, 44-49). Derek teaches Hebrew Exegesis, Old Testament Survey, and Old Testament Biblical Theology with this end in mind. He is married to his very best friend, Elizabeth, and together they have four children: Elijah, Caleb, Micah, and Anna. Derek enjoys sports, the outdoors, and exploring new places with his family.

Education

  • B.A., Religion and Political Science, Charleston Southern University, Charleston
  • M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth
  • Th. M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
  • Ph.D. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Hebrew Prose, Discourse Analysis; Deuteronomy: Hebrew Poetry: Minor Prophets, especially Hosea; Psalms; Old Testament Theology; Biblical Theology; The Us of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Current Administrative Responsibilities

  • Chair, Department of Biblical and Exegetical Studies
  • Director of Institutional Relations
  • Examination Board Member

Professional and Ministry Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Old Testament, Northland International University Graduate School (Online), Dunbar, WI
  • Adjunct Faculty, Christian Studies, Charleston Southern University (Online), North Charleston
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. Russell Fuller, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Exegesis and Hebrew Composition
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. T. J. Betts, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eric Mitchell, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Exegesis and Hebrew Composition
  • Guest Lecturer, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Old Testament Introduction (1 Samuel) and New Testament Introduction (Romans)
  • Associate Pastor, Church of the Redeemer, Cape Cod, MA
  • Church Planter and Pastor, The Providence Project/Christ the King Church, Providence
  • Associate Pastor (Youth), Christ Memorial Church, Williston, VT
  • Church Planting Apprentice, the NETS Institute for Church Planting, Williston, VT
  • Associate Pastor, Church on the North Shore, Montgomery, TX
  • Associate Pastor, Joy Baptist Church, Charleston
  • International Teaching/Missions Experience
    • Sudan – Summer 2004 (Genesis)
    • Kyrgyzstan – Summer 2005 (Hebrews)

Academic Works, Presentations, and Theses Supervised

  • Jacob and Exodus (Moses) Typology How the Prophet Hosea Reads/Preaches Scripture Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (Aug. 2018)
  • The Identity of the Roaring Lion of Hosea 11:10-11: An Inner and Intertextual Study, Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2017)
  • Hosea and Deuteronomy: Who is Borrowing from Whom? Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2016)
  • ‘Adam’ in Hosea 6:7 Reappraised Through Analyzing Hosea’s Pervasive Use of Genesis, Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2015)
  • Salvation Through Judgment: Hosea’s Typological Reuse of Jacob and the Exodus in Hosea 12, Evangelical Theological Society, Northeast Regional Meeting (March 2015)
  • Biblical Intertextuality, quotation and allusion, the use of the Old Testament in the OT and the NT, are his primary areas of focus. In particular Hosea’s use of the Pentateuch.
  • He is in the process of publishing his doctoral dissertation, “Hosea’s Use of Scripture: An Analysis of His Hermeneutics.”
  • He is also working on a chapter for an upcoming Festschrift, looking at Jeremiah’s use of Hosea.