Biography of R.P. Nettelhorst

       He serves as the editor of Quartz Hill Publishing House, Quartz Hill Journal of Theology and Academic Vice President of Quartz Hill School of Theology. He also serves as the School's Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages.
       He is the author of several books, including The Bible's Most Fascinating People, A Year With God, A Year With Jesus, and The Bible: A Reader's Guide. To learn more, visit his Author Page (at
       He is a graduate of Los Angeles Baptist College with a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in history and a minor in Bible; he has a M.A. in Semitic Languages from UCLA (in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) where he has completed the course work for a Ph.D. in the same subject.
       He has published articles in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and Biblical Research Monthly. He is listed in Who's Who in Religion and Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
       He does a weekly newspaper column for a small Northern California newspaper called The Ridge Rider News. He gets to write about anything he likes, as long as he keeps it to 800 words. He also writes a blog for the Jerusalem Post (, mostly on the Bible and Israel.
       He was a volunteer with the X-Prize Foundation at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. While an undergraduate, he spent two summers working on a kibbutz in Israel. He has also taught at Christian Heritage College and Los Angeles Baptist College (now the Master's College). He has been married to Ruth Nettelhorst (a third grade teacher at Nancy Cory Elementary School) for more than 30 years. They have three children, all daughters. An assortment of tropical fish, a cat, and a dog allow them to share their house in Southern California.
       His official author's website is