About Rev. Paul W. Manuel

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man;
and writing an exact man."
from "Of Studies" by Francis Bacon


Paul is married to Linda (since 1974) and was the pastor of the German Seventh Day Baptist Church in Salemville, PA, from 1998 until retirement in 2014. His academic preparation included:

BA (magna cum laude) in Bible, 1981
Columbia International University, Columbia, SC, USA

MA in Hebrew Language, 1984
Jerusalem International University, Jerusalem, Israel

MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies, 1988
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

MA in Linguistics, 1990
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

PhD in Hebrew and Semitic Languages, 1995
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Additional study in Old Testament
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, USA

Paul indicates that, in the study of scripture, his rule always is that "context controls meaning."

While studying in Madison, Paul and Linda became members of the Madison Seventh Day Baptist Church, a connection they have maintained. Paul has led Bible Studies at the annual sessions of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference and actively participates in the work of the Conference.

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