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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Andrews University

Jan Sigvartsen currently works as an adjunct professor at Andrews University, Michigan USA and specializes in teaching classes in Old Testament, Second Temple Period Literature, Jewish Studies, Archaeology and History of Antiquity (Ancient Near East), and Christian Theology.  He has taught classes at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels.  His strength lies in teaching Exegesis and research methods to students and he originally developed as a tool for his students to use.  His syllabi meet competency based learning requirements for ATS accreditation standards and have been used as examples in training and accreditation review for Andrews University.


Jan created the website where academics can share a range of teaching resources for university religion, theology, and divinity programs.  He is also the creator of the highly popular biblical exegesis website,, which Google reports as being the number one site on the internet that browsers visit to obtain information about biblical exegesis and writing scholarly exegesis papers.  It has received over 70,000 unique visitors since its creation in 2012.    


An accomplished editor and reviewer, he has edited and peer-reviewed the manuscripts of a growing number of prominent academics, preceding their publication.  He also works individually with academics to help them develop their papers and overcome writers block.  He has been employed as a research assistant on a number of projects and these are outlined on the Research Projects page on this site under the heading of Research Assistant.

MINISTER OF RELIGION, Norwegian Conference 

Prior to commencing his academic career more than 10 years ago, Jan worked in ministry in Europe.  He participated in Literature Evangelism programs for four years while undertaking his undergraduate qualifications and, upon completion of his studies in Theology, worked as a minister of religion for the Seventh-day Adventist church in Norway.