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Dr. Douglas J. E. Nykolaishen


Associate Professor of Biblical Studies



  • Ph.D.: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K., 2007
  • M.Div.: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1990
  • M.A.: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, 1991
  • B.A. (Honours): University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1985

Ministry Experience
Dr. Nykolaishen has experience in many areas of ministry, including preaching, Bible teaching, discipleship training, leading small groups, training small group leaders, pastoral counseling, drama and public debate in defense of Christianity.  For four years he was the pastor of a church in western Canada. He has spoken at several churches in the Arkadelphia area, as well as churches in other parts of Arkansas.

Academic Scholarship Activity
Doug maintains membership in the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and has presented papers at the National and International Meetings of SBL, the Southwest Regional Meeting of SBL, the National Meeting of ETS and the Scottish Universities Postgraduate Students Conference.


"The Restoration of Israel by God's Word in Three Episodes from Ezra-Nehemiah," in Mark J. Boda and Paul L. Redditt, eds., Unity and Disunity in Ezra-Nehemiah: Redaction, Rhetoric and Reader, Hebrew Bible Monographs 17, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008, pp. 176-199.

“Assyria,” “Babylonia,” “Persian Kings,” in J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays, eds., Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

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