Teaching and Support Staff
Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.
President / Instructor
Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX (November 2016)
Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA (November 2015)
The Evangelical Theological Society (November 2013)
Evangelical Theological Society, Washington DC (November 2006)
Rob Vanhoff, M.A.
Rob teaches courses on 2nd Temple Period, Rabbinic Literature, Judaism, Koine Greek, and Aramaic. He has delivered papers at conferences for both Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Rob holds two degrees from the University of Washington: MA, Comparative Religion (2005) and BA, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a minor in Music (2003).
Necessary Yod: How Masorah and Midrash Helped to Clarify the Canon
Torah is a Hidden Treasure: Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature (Judaism in Context), W. David Nelson, Rivka Ulmer, eds. (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2019), pp. 175-185.
Is there Theology in this Masorah? An Inquiry into the several early MG lists for vayachsheveha and their interpretation history
(SBL Masorah Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)
When Midrash looks like Masorah: A Gematria Lesson for Moses and its Transmission in Medieval Torah Manuscripts
(SBL Midrash Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)
Keeping Scripture Holy: A 10th-century Masorete Negotiates the Sanctity of the Written Word
(Israeli Association for the Study of Religions; Jerusalem, April 2019)
Job gets a Job: How an unemployed Bible Verse found Work in Masorah and Midrash
(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)
Can’t a Scribe take a Hint? How Ben-Jacob “fixed” an ambiguous Ben-Asher tradition but missed its Meaning
(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)
Paul’s ‘Whole Torah’ Handbook: Strategies of a master Jewish text-broker to mobilize Galatian churches against Fake News
(SBL Nov 2017, Boston, MA)
Qere ve’la ketiv, ketiv ve’la qere’ : Problematic Categories in Masoretic Studies
International Organization of Masoretic Studies, Jerusalem, Israel (Aug, 2017)
Director of Operations
Caleb’s theological background comes from years of study under his father Tim Hegg, and from attending classes at TorahResource Institute. Caleb has worked at TorahResource since 2006 and has taken a lead role in project management and design. Since 2014 Caleb has co-hosted Messiah Matters, an online show that centers on theology.
Michael holds an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Dallas. He has worked with various advertising agencies and design firms in Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, and Boulder, CO. Michael maintains the TorahResource and TorahResource Institute websites. He is also responsible for the design of print and online products including Torah reading and Festival schedules, social media posts, email announcements, book covers, dvd covers, and more.