James O. Edlin
About This Author

Dr. James (Jim) O. Edlin is the Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene.


  • PhD, Old Testament Studies, 1985, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Old Testament Studies, 1976, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Biblical Literature, 1975, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • BA, Religion,1972, MidAmerica Nazarene University

"I have found Proverbs 3:5-6 to be true in my life. Though I frequently do not know the best paths to take in life, God has led me in directions I never dreamed possible. As I have trusted Him, He has guided me."

Awards and Honors:

  • Inductee, MidAmerica Nazarene University Athletics Hall of Fame, 2012.
  • Alpha Chi Donald Metz Award, Faculty Member of the Year for Distinctive Academic Contributions, 1995.
  • Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, 1972.