Dr. Miracle Ajah is an Associate Professor of Old Testament in the Department of Religious Studies, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, and a Research Fellow at the Department of Old and New Testament, Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He has served as Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) since 1986 and as a former Rector of Hugh Goldie Lay/ Theological Training Institution, Arochukwu. Ajah obtained his Doctor of Theology (Old Testament) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2006, MA (Biblical Studies) at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Texas, USA in 2001, BA (Religion) at University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1995, and a Diploma in Theology at Trinity Union Theological College, Umuahia in 1986. In 2015, Ajah completed a proficiency course in Biblical Hebrew at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has taught Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament courses at different tertiary institutions since 2000, authored a Biblical Hebrew Grammar, which was published by African Christian Textbooks (ACTS). His research interests lie in Biblical Studies, Language and Translation Consultancy, and Basic Training for Christian Leaders and Pastors (BTCLP).
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