BTh, Tyndale College, 1978
BA, University of Waterloo, 1980
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1982
Conjoint Doctorate, Docteur de l'Université, Sorbonne-Paris IV and Docteur en Théologie, Institut Catholique de Paris, 1995
Areas of Specialization: The Book of Haggai, Israelite History and Literature of the Early Second Temple Period, Old Testament Theology, Hebrew.
Dr. Kessler has served as Professor of Old Testament at Tyndale Seminary since 1992. He is Chair of the Biblical Studies Department. His publications include his recent monograph entitled, The Book of Haggai: Prophecy and Society in Early Persian Yehud (Brill, 2002) and a Festschrift for Donald Leggett, Teach Me Your Paths (Clements, 2000), coedited with Jeffrey Greenman. He has published articles in various journals, including the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Transeuphratène, Vetus Testamentum, Catholic Biblical Quarterly and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament]/i]. Dr. Kessler has presented papers at the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, as well as at international scholarly conferences in the United States, France and Germany.