Meet Our Team

Edgar B. Hardesty, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Bible & Theology

Office Location: Lancaster

Pastoral Ministry – 1972 to 1976
Senior Pastor – 1981 to present
Perry Hall Christian School – Teacher of Bible, Missionsand Speech: 1981-82
Baltimore School of the Bible – Teacher of Bible and Theology: 1981-85
Cairn University – Professor of Bible, Archaeology and Jewish Studies: 1991-
Lancaster Bible College -Adjunct Professor of Bible: 2022-present


PhD, Towson University, Baltimore, MD
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
MA, Baltimore Hebrew University, Baltimore, MD
Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel
BS, Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia, PA
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Courses Taught:

Creation and Covenants: OT I
Israel’s Life and Literature: OT II

Publications/Creative Works:

The “Father-Son” Relationship in Proverbs 1-9 and It’s Implications for the
Christian Home
The Central Benjamin Plateau: Strategic Crossroads in Isreal’s Central
Valleys of Friction: A Regional Consideration of Israelite and Philistine
Interrelationship During Their Early Encounters in the Northern Shephelah

Awards & Honors:

The Joseph Heller Loveman Prize for Excellence in Reserach in Jewish History
and Civilization
Gedalia and Chana Prize for General Excellence in Jewish Studies


2 Corinthians 5:6-9