Dr. Douglas Petrovich

Doug Petrovich holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, with a major in Syro-Palestinian archaeology, a first minor in ancient Egyptian language, and a second minor in ancient Near Eastern religions.

He formerly was the academic dean and a professor at Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary (Siberia, Russia), as well as at Shepherds Theological Seminary (Cary, North Carolina), having taught over 30 different courses.

Dr. Petrovich’s research interests include biblical history and exegesis, Egyptology, and ancient Near Eastern history (including archaeology, epigraphy, chronology, and iconography). His books The World’s Oldest Alphabet and Origins of the Hebrews: New Evidence of Israelites in Egypt from Joseph to the Exodus have shaken up academia by showing compelling evidence that evidence for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt has been overlooked by scholars for years–and that the Hebrews, not the Phoenicians, created the world’s first alphabetic script!