Douglas B. Miller
Douglas Miller, author of Ecclesiastes, is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary where he received a Ph.D. in Old Testament. He is now professor emeritus of biblical and religious studies at Tabor College, Hillsboro, where for twenty-eight years he taught courses on Old and New Testament, biblical languages, Christian education, and faith in contemporary culture. He also has written and taught courses for Tabor’s degree completion ministry program, taught seminary classes, and co-led trips to Israel/Palestine.
In addition to preaching and teaching adult Sunday school, Miller has published articles in church and scholarly periodicals and contributed essays to published collections. He served as general editor of Direction journal for ten years, as editor of Tabor College: A Century of Transformation (centennial history book), and is currently Old Testament editor of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series as well as the online Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible project. Additional books include Symbol and Rhetoric in Ecclesiastes (Society of Biblical Literature/E. J. Brill), An Akkadian Handbook (with R. Mark Shipp, Eisenbrauns), and Getting a Life: Living Your Call (Reader's). For Miller, Ecclesiastes has been a special love, beginning with his doctoral work and extending to articles, college courses, educational teachings in several churches, and workshops.
Miller was born in Iowa and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where his parents were founding members of Trinity Mennonite Church. After education-related journeys to several locations, he now lives in Hesston, Kansas, and is a member of the First Mennonite congregation in Hillsboro. He is married to Holly Swartzendruber, is the father of three adult married sons, and has several grandchildren.