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Roy Gane

Old Testament Department
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Andrews University
Berrien Springs MI 49104-1500
phone (616) 471-6345
FAX (616) 471-6202


Biographical Sketch

Roy Gane is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. He was born in Sydney, Australia, grew up mainly in Lincoln, Nebraska, and later moved to Angwin, California, where he graduated from Pacific Union College in 1977 with a B.A. in Theology and a B.Mus. in Piano Performance.

Beginning in 1979, Gane studied Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, completing his M.A. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1992. His graduate school experience included two years of study (1986 to 1988) as a visiting student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and participation in the 1989 University of California Archaeological Expedition to Nineveh (Iraq). His Ph.D. dissertation, entitled "RITUAL DYNAMIC STRUCTURE . . .," analyzed rituals of the Israelite Day of Atonement and compared them with Babylonian and Hittite purification rituals.

Gane taught in the Religion Department of Pacific Union College from 1992 until he joined Andrews University in 1994. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and a book on the biblical book of Judges entitled God's Faulty Heroes (Review and Herald, 1996). He was the principal contributor of the spring, 1996 Adult Sabbath School Lessons on the book of Judges.

Roy is married to Connie Clark Gane (since 1980), who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mesopotamian archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. The Ganes have a young daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, born in 1991.