Charles Halton, PhD


Office Address: ATWD I
Phone: (281) 649-3383
Assistant Professor of Theology


  • PhD, Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies with Emphasis in Cuneiform Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • MPhil, Hebrew and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • MDiv, Biblical and Theological Studies, Southern Seminary
  • BBA, Marketing, Texas A&M University

Courses Taught

  • Ancient Near Eastern Culture (MLA)
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

Teaching Focus

Dr. Halton’s teaching and research explores the significance of ancient literature, particularly the Bible, for contemporary society. His primary focus is on Mesopotamian culture and the Hebrew Bible.


Dr. Halton is co-authoring a book on Old Testament ethics, A Moral Vision for the Old Testament (Fortress Press) as well as an anthology of the world’s first literature attributed to female authors (Cambridge University Press). He is writing a commentary on Zechariah (Zondervan) and editing a book in the Counterpoints Series, Three Views on the Genre of Genesis 1-11 (Zondervan). His essays have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, Cuneiform Digital Library Notes, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Bulletin for Biblical Research, and Books & Culture. He is also the Managing Editor of Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology & Religion.

Additional Information

Dr. Halton is a seventh generation Texan and was born and raised in Austin. He loves cooking, travel, and libraries. A Library of Congress reader ID card sits in his wallet and for a month he lived ten minutes from Basilica San Marco in Venice, Italy while he was a fellow in the Advanced Seminar for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean sponsored by Universit√† Ca’Foscari.