Professor of Old Testament, Old Testament Department Chair, & Director of TMS Israel Studies
Dr. Michael Grisanti began teaching at The Master’s Seminary in 1995. He is the Old Testament department chair, distinguished research professor of Old Testament, and director of the annual Israel study trip.
After attending Central Baptist Theological Seminary, where he was influenced by godly men such as Douglas McLachlan, he received his PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary under tutelage of Eugene Merrill and Robert Chisholm. Dr. Grisanti wrote his dissertation on Isaiah 40-55, and from that intensive study, he developed a passion for biblical geography and history. Dr. Grisanti was raised by godly parents who helped him understand the gospel at a young age. At fourteen years old, Dr. Grisanti committed to serving God in vocational ministry. He was originally focused on overseas mission, but God redirected him to train those who would go across the globe. Dr. Grisanti and his wife have been married since 1980. They have eight children—Michael, Mark, Trisanna, David, Jonathan, Joshua, Caleb, and Theresa—and five grandchildren.
B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Contributor to New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis
Contributor to The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook
Contributor to Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Contributor to Bible Knowledge Key Word Study
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Deuteronomy
Teach the Text, Deuteronomy
The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament
The Bible Version Debate: The Perspectives of Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Giving the Sense: Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts