Dr. Hélène Dallaire
Professor of Old Testament
Dr. Hélène Dallaire joined the faculty in 2006 as associate professor of Old Testament. She is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Alliance, and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the
Dr. Dallaire earned a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Hebrew and cognate studies from Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, an M.A. in biblical literature from
Prior to coming to Denver Seminary, Dr. Dallaire served five years on the faculty of Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in the position of director of Hebrew language instruction, one year on the faculty of Alliance Biblical Seminary in the Philippines, and completed 10 years of pastoral ministry at the Word Faith Christian Center in Canada.
Dr. Dallaire regularly presents academic papers at professional conferences on Biblical Literature, Hebrew language and Pedagogy. For 3 years, she was on the Field test team of the CoHeLeT project (Communicative Hebrew Learning and Teaching) and is currently writing the Biblical Hebrew; a Living Language Textbook (Eerdmans). She has authored commentaries on Joshua in the Expositor's Bible Commentary and Esther in The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. She has contributed chapters and articles in the following books, commentary series and encyclopedia: A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology (Baker), “Esther” in The Evangelical One-Volume Commentary on the Bible (Baker – forthcoming), “Ten Commandments”, “Wisdom”, “Law”, “Blessings”, “Covenant”, “Day of the Lord”, “Sacrifice” in The Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture (NavPress).
Areas of Academic Interest and Research
Hebrew (biblical, mishnaic, modern) grammar, syntax; Hebrew pedagogy - CoHeLeT project (Communicative Hebrew Learning and Teaching); ancient Near Eastern languages and comparative Semitic linguistics; Esther; Joshua; Patriarchal narratives; Old Testament backgrounds; Messianic Judaism.