Tony Maalouf

Professor of World Christianity/NAME Studies and Director of the Islamic Studies Program


  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998
    • Dissertation: "Ishmael in Biblical History"
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Postgraduate research in Human Microbiology, University of Montpellier, France, 1981-1982
  • M.S. (Human Microbiology), University of Aix-Marseille, France, 1981
  • M.S. (Natural Sciences), Lebanese University, Lebanon, 1980


  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Professor of World Christianity/NAME Studies, 2013-Present
    • Associate Professor of Missions, 2004-2013
    • Director of Islamic Studies Program, 2009-Present
    • Assistant Dean, 2005-2009
    • Courses offered: Arabs/Ishmael and Biblical History, Introduction to Missiology, Islamic History, Culture and Philosophy, Christian Inquiry to Islamic Faith and Practice, Pre-Islamic Christianity in the Middle East, Beginning Arabic I, Beginning Arabic II
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Estudios Transculturales (IIBET), Malago/Spain, 2009-Present 
    • Visiting Professor
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, 2006-Present
    • Adjunct Professor  
  • Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Amman, Jordan, Lebanon 
    • Visiting Professor, 2002-Present
    • Assistant Academic Dean, 2001-2002
    • Director of Translation and Publishing, 2001-2002
    • Resident Professor of Biblical Studies,1998-2002
  • Magi Ministries International, 2002-Present
    • Chief Executive Officer
  • Evangelical Free Church, Amman, Jordan, 1998-2002 
    • Senior Pastor 
  • Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), Beirut, Lebanon, 1998-Present
    • Visiting Professor 
  • Arab Chapel, First Baptist Church of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 1990-98
    • Pastor
  • College of the Constant Lighthouse, Rayfoun, Lebanon, 1984-89
    • Teacher 
  • Manarah Christian Bookstores, Beirut, Lebanon, 1984-89
    • General Manager
  • College Fréres Mont-La Salle, Ain-Saade, Lebanon, 1982-84 
    • High School Biology teacher

Courses Taught Abroad

  • Arabs in Biblical History
  • New Testament Backgrounds
  • New Testament Introductions
  • The Pentateuch
  • Old Testament II and Poetry
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Expository Preaching Application
  • New Testament Survey
  • Research Methods


  • “Ishmaelites” in Lexham Bible Dictionary (Logos Bible Software), 2012.
  • “Job and Early Arab Monotheism,” MEATE Journal, (Summer 2010).
  • “Christianity and Human Rights,” a paper presented at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, March 3-6, 2011.
  • Vindicating Ishmael,” Kindred Spirits, vol. 33 (Summer 2009), no. 2.
  • Missions in the Context of Violence in the Middle East,” in Missions in Contexts of Violence, Evangelical Missiological Society Series no. 15, edited by Keith E. Eitel (Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library Publishers, 2007).
  • Arabs in the Shadow of Israel: The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line, Kregel Publications, 2003.
  • Nash’at al-’aalam wal-bashariyyah: qiraa’ah mu’aasirah lisifr al-takwîn (trans, Origin of the World and Humanity: A Modern Reading of the Book of Genesis). Beirut: Dar el-Jeel, 2001. Contributor.
  • "Were the Magi from Persia or Arabia?" Bibliotheca Sacra, 156 (Oct-Dec., 1999), 423-42.


  • American Academy of Religion
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • Spouse: Married
  • Church Membership: Travis Avenue Baptist Church
  • Interests: Speaking on the topic of Arabs in Biblical History, worldwide Bible preaching and conferences, Christian-Muslim relationships and interaction
  • Languages: Arabic, French, English, Hebrew, Greek, and German
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