Brian P. Gault

Dr. Gault joined the faculty of Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2012. He teaches Old Testament and Hebrew courses and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society, where he serves on the steering committee for the Old Testament Wisdom Literature study group. He has written articles for several scholarly journals and is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther. 


  • PhD, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
  • MPhil, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • BA, Cedarville University

Selected Publications

  • Brian P. Gault, Body as Landscape, Love as Intoxication: Conceptual Metaphors in the Song of Songs, AIS 36 (Atlanta: Society for Biblical Literature, 2019).
  • Brian P. Gault, “Avenging Husband and Redeeming Lover? Opposing Portraits of God in Hosea.” JETS 60 (2017): 489–509.
  • Brian P. Gault, “Job’s Hope: Redeemer or Retribution?” BSac 173 (2016) 148–66.
  • Brian P. Gault, “A ‘Do Not Disturb Sign’?  Reexamining the Adjuration Refrain in Song of Songs.” JSOT 36 (2011) 93–104.
  • Brian P. Gault, “The Fragments of Canticles from Qumran: Implications & Limitations for Interpretation.” RevQ 95/24 (2010) 351–71.
  • Brian P. Gault, “An Admonition Against ‘Rousing Love’: The Meaning of the Enigmatic Refrain in Song of Songs.” BBR 20 (2010) 161–84. 
  • Brian P. Gault, “A Reexamination of ‘Eternity’ in Ecclesiastes 3:11.” BSac 165 (2008) 39–57.

Awards and Honors

  • The Lawrence Shapiro Fellowship, Hebrew Union College, 2005–2009.
  • Richard J. Scheuer Israel Archaeology Scholarship, Hebrew Union College, 2006.
  • W. H. Griffith Thomas & Merrill F. Unger Awards, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2005.