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Ross Winkle, Ph.D. - Department Chair

Professor of New Testament

Office: Graf Hall 4

Phone: (707) 965-6516

Faculty Since: 2005

Education:
B.A., Walla Walla College, 1983
M.Div., Andrews University, 1987
Ph.D., Andrews University, 2012

Biography:
Professor Ross E. Winkle teaches biblical studies. He has a professional focus in the New Testament and wrote his doctoral dissertation was on clothing imagery in the book of Revelation. He is a member of the Andrews Society for Religious Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has received several PUC Faculty Development Research and Honors awards as well as two Herber Faculty Development Awards. He has been a student missionary in Tokyo, Japan, a chaplain in Portland, Ore., and a pastor for thirteen years in three successive church districts in Oregon. He is an ordained minister and occasionally leads adult Sabbath School discussions on campus and preaches in surrounding churches. He is married to Darla, a health professional, and they have three children: Tristan, Elise, and Alexis.
Professional Activities:

“Voice of God.”  In The Encyclopedia of Ellen G. White, ed. Jerry Moon and Denis Fortin, 1253-57.  Washington, DC: Review and Herald, 2013.

“Resistance Is Not Futile: Restraint as Cultic Action in 2 Thessalonians 2.”  Presentation to the Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement Section, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD, November 23, 2013.

“The calkoli,banw| Conundrum in Revelation.”  Presentation to the Apocalyptic Literature Section, International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 9, 2013.

“The Atonement and the Restrainer.”  Presentation to the Adventist Theological Society, Spring Symposium on the Atonement, Campus Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, Loma Linda, CA, April 20, 2013.

“Apocalyptic Optics: The Ancient Extramission Theory of Vision and John’s Apocalypse.”  Presentation to the Sensory Perception in the Bible and Early Judaism and Christianity Consultation, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2011.

“Armed with the Censer Containing Weaponized Incense: Censer and Incense as Articles of Dress for the High Priest.”  Presentation to the Levites and Priests in History and Tradition Consultation, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2011.

"Creation and Tabernacle, Sabbath and Glory." Presentation to the Sabbath in Text, Tradition, and Theology Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 24, 2008, with a formal response by Dr. Baruch Schwartz of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at Hebrew University, Israel.

"'You Are What You Wear': The Dress and Identity of Jesus as High Priest in John's Apocalypse." Presentation to the Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 18, 2007.

"Iridescence in Ezekiel," Andrews University Seminary Studies 44 (Spring 2006): 51-77.

"'You Are What You Wear': The Dress and Identity of Jesus in John's Apocalypse." Presentation to the Second International Bible Conference, Izmir, Turkey, July 11, 2006.

"The Rainbow and the Mighty Angel in the Apocalypse of John: Meteorological Spectacle, or Iridescent Clothing Imagery?" Presentation to the Apocalyptic Literature Section, Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 5, 2006.

"Discord in Heaven: Could This Be the End of the 'Emerald Rainbow'?" Presentation to the Chicago Society for Biblical Research, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, April 16, 2005.

"Adventism, Gnosticism, and The Matrix." Presentation to the Faculty at Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 18, 2005.

"Disappearing Act: Hiram Edson's Cornfield Experience," Spectrum 33 (Winter 2005): 46-51.

Review of Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis, All the Glory of Adam: Liturgical Anthropology in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah, ed. F. García Martínez, vol. 42 [Leiden: Brill, 2002], Andrews University Seminary Studies 42 (2004): 231-36.

"Embracing Wonderland: Chasing Gnosticism Down the 'Rabbit-Hole' of The Matrix." Presentation to the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 22, 2004.

"Disappearing Act: The Mighty Acts of God Within Adventism and the Problematic Case of Hiram Edson's Cornfield Experience." Presentation to the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 19, 2004.