Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves

Co-edited with Douglas Green and Michael Kelly; P&R Publishing, 2010.

Al Groves was a deeply loved teacher and colleague, not to mention a true pioneer of modern biblical studies, using computers to analyze the Hebrew Old Testament. These articles have been collected to honor his work and also his character as a loving Christian exemplar.

J. Alan Groves, 1952-2007, was Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He was instrumental in developing the definitive electronic version of the Old Testament — the Michigan-Claremont-Westminster electronic BHS — now maintained by the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research and used as the basis of many printed and electronic editions of the Hebrew Bible.

These essays honoring Alan Groves include subjects such as “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?,” “Psalm 23 as Messianic Prophecy,” “Beauty in an iPod Culture,” “Jonah and Janus,” “Israel’s Via Dolorosa,” and eight others.


“This physical reminder of his largeness of heart, his lovability, his ability joyfully to unite faith and learning, makes one feel again how much he meant to those who knew, loved, and learned from him — and how much he is missed.” –Sinclair B. Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary, Dallas

“He was at the forefront of the computerized study of the Hebrew Bible and its grammatical analysis, and without him this field would be different today.” –Emanuel Tov, J. L. Magnes Professor Emeritus of Bible, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

“Al became the person in charge of the Hebrew biblical text developments . . . his attention to detail and cooperative spirit were much appreciated by all.” –Robert A. Kraft, Berg Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia