PhD, Andrews University, MI
Visiting Research Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
MA, Andrews University, MI
BA, Newbold College, England
Jan Sigvartsen is an adjunct faculty member who, for the past eight years while undertaking his PhD Religion, has taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the Religion and Biblical Languages Department, and the School of Distance Education at Andrews University.
Jan was born in Norway and received his BA in Theology from Newbold College, England. He completed his MA in Religion and his PhD in Religion from Andrews University. His MA thesis analyzed Genesis 49:22-26 to determine if there was a Messianic/Eschatological significance of the Joseph blessing as it was expressed by Jacob, and to what extent. His PhD dissertation explored the afterlife views and the use of the TaNaKh in support of the resurrection concept in the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha. Jan also spent two years as a Visiting Research Fellow at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Due to his expanded double minors undertaken for his PhD Religion, Jan possesses three areas of specialty, Old Testament Exegesis and Theology, Early Judaism/Second Temple Period Literature, and Archeology and History of Antiquity (Ancient Near East).
Jan completed his PhD in July 2016 and is in the process of publishing his dissertation with a top tier academic publisher. See, http://jewel.andrews.edu/articles/3838624.11363/1.PDF.
For the past four years, he has also been a primary researcher in the global Beyond Beliefs study which is investigating Millennial young adults’ responses to the official 28 Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church and over 100 social, behavioral, and religious issues. One of his contributions to this study was to develop a curriculum, textbook, and electronic teaching resources to teach these 28 Beliefs as a university General Education class, with an emphasis on content retention and the development of critical thought. See, www.Beyond-Beliefs.com.
Jan is best known for his biblical exegesis research website www.ExegesisPaper.com, which is currently the most visited site on the internet relating to how to write scholarly exegesis papers and receives over 23,000 visitors a year from over 150 countries. Jan also started www.ClergyEd.com, a free website which allows academics and students of ministry disciplines around the world to share teaching resources and build a collaborative scholarly community.
For a full research activity and publication list, see www.jansigvartsen.com.