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Robert V. McCabe, Th.D.
Professor of Old Testament
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Dr. Robert V. McCabe is professor of Old Testament and Registrar at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to DBTS, Dr. McCabe taught for four years at Tennessee Temple University, including one year in Temple’s graduate program, Temple Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the faculty of DBTS in 1983 as head of the Old Testament department. He became Registrar in 1987. He earned the M.Div. degree at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in 1974, and the Th.M. and Th.D. degrees at Grace Theological Seminary, in 1980 and 1985 respectively.

While pursuing his Th.M. degree at Grace Theological Seminary, Dr. McCabe pastored the Ormas Baptist Church in Columbia City, Indiana, gaining valuable pastoral experience. Since coming to DBTS, he has conducted Bible Conferences and served as pulpit supply in numerous churches. He has also been involved in workshops for the Mid-America Conference on Preaching. Over the past few years, he has conducted seminars on biblical creationism in local churches in the Detroit area. In addition to his speaking engagements, Dr. McCabe has written articles and book reviews on a on a popular level and academic level. His articles on a popular level have appeared in The Sentinel and Frontline. On an academic level, he has an article published in the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology and a number of others in the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal.

Dr. McCabe and his wife, Linda, reside in Allen Park and have three children. His daughter Amy and son-in-law Mark Frojd, along with their daughter Briana, live in Lincoln Park, Michigan. His son Bob, a graduate of DBTS with a M.Div., and daughter-in-law Melissa, along with their three daughters Maryn, Peyton and Baylea reside in Surprise, AZ. His youngest son Joshua and daughter-in-law Krysten, along with their daughter Alex, reside in Reston, VA.

Selected Publications:

“Navigating Life in a World that has Been Scarred by the Fall: Reflections on Ecclesiastes 9:7–10 and Living in a World of Suffering.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17 (Winter 2013): 56–71.

“An Old Testament Sanctifying Influence.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 15 (2010): 3–21.

“A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Week.” In Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. Edited by Terry Mortenson and Thane H. Ury. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008.

“Were Old Testament Believers Indwelt by the Spirit?” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 11 (2004): 215–4.

 “The Old Testament Foundation for Separation.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 7 (Fall 2002): 3–22.

“A Defense of Literal Days in the Creation Week.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 5 (Fall 2000): 97–123.

 “A Biblical Understanding of Abortion.” Frontline Magazine. 10 July/August 2000, pp. 12–13.

“The Meaning of ‘Born of Water and the Spirit’ in John 3:5.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 4 (Fall 1999): 85–107.

 “‘Be Not Righteous Over Much’ (Ecclesiastes 7:16).” In Frontline Pastor’s Insert. Frontline Magazine 9 November/December 1999, p. 6.

 “Elihu’s Contribution to the Thought of the Book of Job.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 2 (Fall 1997): 47–80.

“The Message of Ecclesiastes.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 1 (Spring 1996): 85–112


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