Dr. Baker is a research associate with the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University and a research associate with the Lanier Center for Archaeology at Lipscomb University. He is an epigraphist and artist working with and translating ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics with the Great Hypostyle Hall project at the Amun temple in the Karnak complex in Egypt. The project is to record accurately for science all of the hieroglyphs and inscriptions in the Great Hypostyle Hall. The Project is directed by Peter Brand at the University of Memphis and Jean Reves.
Dr. Baker's biblical interests lie primarily in topics related to the Exodus, Daniel, and Revelation. He serves as a co-editor and co-organizer of the Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch project. Currently, he is working to record and translate the Hittite Treaty inscription at Karnak. He has also been a part of the archaeological excavations at Tal Jalul, Jordan (2007–09, 2014–15), Tel Gezer, Israel (2013), Khirbet Safra, Jordan (2018–19).
Dr. Baker is also the Associate Director of Andrews University Press where he serves as the managing editor of the Andrews Study Bible (both NKJV and NIV) and the newly released Andrews Bible Commentary (both OT and NT volumes). He is married to Arnie Lou Salazar Baker and together they have two daughters (Einra Leie and Lora Czen). They live in Berrien Springs, MI where they are active in their local church and community through their church’s Pathfinder club.
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