Dr. Misgana Mathewos serves EGST as Director and Lecturer in Old Testament and Hermeneutics. His current research focuses on Old Testament prophecy, and he is finishing post-doctoral research in this area. Another research interest is Genesis 1-11 intended for bachelor students. His previous research focused on the Pentateuch and Old Testament theology.
- Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from the University of Gloucestershire (2005). Dissertation: The Efficacy of Parental Blessing: Narrative Critical Analysis of Genesis 25:19-28:8.
- P.G.D. in Biblical Studies from the University of Gloucestershire (2000).
- M.Phil. in Old Testament Studies from the School of Mission and Theology, Norway (1996). Thesis: True and False Prophecy in the Old Testament.
- Bachelor of Theology from Mekane Yesus Seminary (1993).
Dr. Misgana is married with a teenage son. He is involved in the teaching and preaching ministry of his local Mekane Yesus congregation. He is the chairperson of the Addis Ababa Synod Department Committee of Mission and Theology and a member of the EECMY Mission and Theology Board. Before his directorship, Dr. Misgana was the Head of Academic Affairs at EGST and vice principal and head of graduate programming at the Mekane Yesus Seminary, where he also lectured in Old Testament and Hermeneutics.
- The Efficacy of Parental Blessing: A Narrative Critical Study of Gen 27:1-28:9 in its Context of Gen 25:19-33:20, Dortmunder Beitrage zu Theologie und Religionspadagogik Vol. 6 (LIT Verlag, 2011).
- “Gudina Tumsa’s Hermeneutics of the Bible from Global and African Perspectives,” Swedish Missiological Themes, Vol. 98, No. 2 (2010), 193-209.
- “Justice and Righteousness for Social Transformation: An Old Testament Perspective,” in Theology and Development Nexus, Vol. 1 (forthcoming with EGST).
- “’Adamah in Genesis 1-11 and Its Environmental Implications,” Theology and Development Nexus, Vol. 2 (forthcoming with EGST).
- The Problem of Fulfillment in ‘True and False’ Prophetic Discourse in the Old Testament (in progress).