Michael Grisanti

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Dr. Michael Grisanti is Professor of Old Testament, Chair of the Old Testament Department, Director of TMS Israel Study Trip, and Distinguished Research Professor of Old Testament at The Master's Seminary.


B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary


Old Testament Introduction
Historical Theology of Israel

Church Ministry

Dr. Grisanti co-teaches an adult Bible fellowship group at his church, Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA


TMS Chapel Messages
Shepherds' Conference


  • 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

Posts by Michael Grisanti

Presenting God as He Defines Himself in His Word image

Presenting God as He Defines Himself in His Word

Michael Grisanti | March 5, 2019

One of the common features of a postmodern world is the rejection of any exclusive truth claims. Postmodernism views all truth as relative and any exclusive truth claims as arrogant, offensive, and impossible. As we live and minister in that kind of a world, how should we preach and teach God’s Word and present God’s character to those to whom we minister?

Personhood and the Abortion Dilemma image

Personhood and the Abortion Dilemma

Michael Grisanti | October 6, 2015

From a biblical standpoint, when should an unborn baby be considered a ‘person’? Though pro-abortion advocates argue that personhood does not begin until birth, the Bible recognizes no essential difference between the personhood of a child in the womb and that same child after he or she is born. In other words, Scripture regards the individual as a […]