Christopher Hays joined the Fuller faculty in 2008 as the occupant of the D. Wilson Moore Chair of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. In 2013, he was one of ten scholars around the world to receive the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. He teaches courses in Old Testament and directs the master’s program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Fuller’s School of Theology. His languages include Hebrew, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin.
Hays is the author of Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah, and his next book, Hidden Riches: A Textbook for the Comparative Study of the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East, will be released in late 2014. He translated the book of Isaiah for the new Common English Bible and wrote the entry on Isaiah for the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible.