Dr. J. Randall Price holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas. He is currently the Director of World of the Bible Ministries as well as having served as a pastor for almost 30 years. He is now the co-pastor of Grace Bible Church in San Marcos, Texas. He is Research Professor of Biblical Archeology and Biblical Studies at Oregon Theological Seminary in Salem. He is also Adjunct Professor of Archeology and Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Bible Baptist Seminary in Clark Summit, PA, and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit, Christian organization whose goal is to enable the Christian community to realize biblical truth through understanding the Bible in its original context. This is important because true understanding enhances the application of the biblical message to the Christian life and enables the believer to more accurately and effectively minister God's truth to others. As the director of the ministry, Dr. Price travels extensively, speaking and spreading awareness of World of the Bible Ministries and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Operating since 1982, World of the Bible Tours, an adjunct to World of the Bible Ministries, has provided thousands of pastors and laymen a new understanding of the Bible lands and how the history of the Bible actually unfolded. Study tours to the Bible lands are conducted to give Christians a first hand, life-changing experience with the world of the Bible.
Dr. Price is the author of over 20 books and films on the Bible. His cache of books clearly defines his expertise in the field of biblical archaeology. Some examples of his work include titles such as: Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls; In Search of Temple Treasures; The Lost Ark and the Last Days; The Stones Cry Out; Ready to Rebuild, The Imminent Plan to Rebuild the Last Days Temple; and Premillennialism & the Dead Sea Scrolls.
His newest book, Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict (Harvest house, June 2003), is a guide to understanding the conflict in the Middle East and the U.S. conflict with Iraq. It includes answers to 50 of the most important questions about Israel, Islam, and Iraq. It is written in a Question & Answer format and contains charts, maps and timelines to provide clarity and understanding. Price’s knowledge of Israel, Islam, and the current controversies provides information in a quick–reference format.
In Unholy War: America, Israel and Radical Islam (Harvest House Publishers, Inc., February 2002), Randall Price explains why and how a conflict that had once seemed a world away has made its way to America. How did this all come about? Why has terrorism spilled over to America? Price’s expertise on the Middle East and his intimate knowledge of Judaism, Islam, and modern controversies work together to make this a complete and extremely helpful resource. It answers some pertinent questions like: With Whom or What Are We at War?; How Does the Issue Regarding Jerusalem Fit in this War?; What About the Plight of the Palestinians?; What Is the Purpose of the Intifada?; How Did the Middle East Conflict Begin?; Who Are The Palestinians?; Do Palestinians Have a Right to the Land Through Abraham? This book is a great companion to Price’s other works provides further clarity to the issues of the Middle East.
Another great reference work by Price is his book, The Coming Last Days Temple (Harvest House Publishers, 1999). In it, Dr. Price gives proof that right now, in Israel, there are plans to construct a new Temple. Blueprints have been drawn, furnishings are planned in detail, a priesthood is being prepared and more. Not only is there current, tangible evidence that this rebuilding will take place, there is also biblical proof to support that this will happen one day. The fact that it is happening now, is just one more proof that we are living in the last days.
Price skillfully blends his love of Middle Eastern history and archeology with his passion for the Word of God. That combination allows him to provide deep insight and clarification to prophetic events as they unfold before the eyes of the whole world.
By: Nicole Balnius