Tuesday, June 19, 2018

John W. Moore, DDS, PhD, Prof. of Historical Geography & Archaeology

Professor, College of Archaeology & Biblical History


1964, B.A.; Biology; Wesleyan University.
1968, D.D.S.; Ohio State University.
1969, Internship; Walter Reed Army Hospital.
1974, Residency, post-doctoral M.A.; University of Michigan.
2001, M.A.; Archaeology, Historical Geography; Trinity Southwest University.
2004, Ph.D.; Archaeology, Biblical History; Trinity Southwest University

Current Career Avenues:

Professor of Historical Geography, Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology and Biblical History, since 2004.
Associate Director and Research Scientist (Skeletal, Dental, and Physiological Analysis), Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan, since 2005.
Lecturer, guide, and historical geographer, leading study tours to Israel and Jordan, TSU Bible Land Expeditions.
Frequent lecturer on biblical and historical topics.

Current & Recent Scholarly Pursuits & Memberships:

1974-1994, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, University of Cincinnati.
1998-2005, Adjunct Professor, Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies.
1998-2004, Adjunct Professor, College of Archaeology & Biblical History, Trinity Southwest University.
1998-2004, Professor, College of Archaeology & Biblical History, Trinity Southwest University.
Staff Scientist, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan, since 2005.
Guide and Lecturer in Historical Geography, Field School, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan, since 2005.

Books & Research Projects:

1988-1994, various surgical articles and lectures.
Contributing author to archaeological reports and publications related to the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan.

Recent Articles, Papers, & Lectures:

2009, Standing on Holy Ground, Richard F Janssen and John Witte Moore (Lulu Publishing)
DVD lectures, BibleInteract: Introduction to the Lands of the Bible, set of 5 lectures; Scenes of Israel from Exile to the Messiah, set of 5 lectures; Life Under the Herods—Bad Boys of the Bible, set of 5 lectures; Mysteries of the Bible—Set of 4 lectures; Panorama of the Old Testament—A Concise History, set of 12 lectures completed.
2002, 2004, 2005, Presentations on various archaeological themes, International Symposium on Archaeology & the Bible.


Dr. John Moore retired from his career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and immediately turned a longtime avocation in Holy Land geography into another career centered on the history and archaeology of the Bible lands.
He has become a frequent and popular lecturer on ancient history and the Bible, and a Holy Land tour guide specializing in historical geography. Although retired from his medical practice, Dr. Moore has applied his expertise in the areas of skeletal and dental analysis as a Research Scientist with the historic Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan. He also teaches Historical Geography in the TeHEP field school. He continues to lecture frequently in the College of Archaeology of Trinity Southwest University, and with BibleInteract.