Dr. Miracle Ajah is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja; a Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) since 1986 and a former Rector of Hugh Goldie Lay/Theological Training Institution, Arochukwu. He obtained his Doctor of Theology (Old Testament) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2006; Masters of Arts (Biblical Studies) at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Texas, USA, 2001; Bachelor of Arts (Religion) at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1995; and Diploma in Theology at Trinity Union Theological College, Umuahia, 1986. In summer 2015, Ajah did a proficiency course in Biblical Hebrew at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has taught Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament courses at different tertiary institutions since 2000, authored a Biblical Hebrew Grammar, which was published by African Christian Textbooks (ACTS), Bukuru, Jos; Tithing in the Old Testament, by Stellenbosch University, and numerous articles published in many accredited Journals. His professional interest covers Biblical Studies, Language & Translation Consultancy, and Basic Training for Christian Leaders & Pastors (BTCLP).
- Co-ordinator, Old Testament Studies
- Examination Officer, Faculty of Arts
- Language Literacy
- Bible Translation
- Christian Ministry
Books already published
- Ajah, M. (2016). Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Jos: African Christian Textbooks (ACTS). 171 pp. ISBN 978-978-905-278-3. (Nigeria).
- Ajah, Miracle (2006) Theological Perspectives on Tithing in the Old Testament, and their implications for believing communities in Africa, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University Publishers (South Africa). (http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/1366); and (2010) Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing (264 pp) ISBN 978-3838397436 (Germany).
Chapters in Books already published
- Ajah M. (2017). “A Tradition Historical Analysis of Numbers 18 and its Implication for Stewardship in Africa”, in J. D. Gwamna, A. O. Dada & Hope Amolo (Eds), The Present State and the Future of Biblical Studies in Africa: Essays in Honour of Samuel Oyinloye Abogunrin. Ibadan: Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies (NABIS). 174 – 196 pp. ISBN 978-978-960-214-8.
- Ajah M. (2016). “Examples of Women leaders in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria”, in K. J. Hyun and D. C. Chemorion (Eds), The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers (Anchored by St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya). 162 – 179 pp. ISBN 978-1-4982-9333-4 (USA).
Articles that have already appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings
- Ajah, M. (2015). “A Theological Reflection on the Book of Jonah in the Face of National Insecurity”, in J. K. Ayantayo and S. A. Fatokun (Eds), Religious and Security Issues: Proceedings of 2013 Biennial International Religious Studies Conference, Religious Studies Series, Vol 5. Ibadan: Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan; 232 – 247 pp (Nigeria)
- Ajah, M. (2014). “Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) for Theological/Religious Education in Nigeria”, International Science Index, vol 8, No. 12, Proceedings of the XII International Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education (ICOLDE), 18-19 December 2014, Bangkok, Thailand, 3423 – 3426 pp (Thailand) (Participation sponsored by National Open University of Nigeria).
- Ajah, M. (2013). “The role of religion in fostering social justice through distance education in Nigeria”, in UNED-ICDE (Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia & International Council for Open and Distance Education), Mobilizing Distance Education for Social Justice and Innovation: Proceedings of the International Conference, 7-9 March 2013. Madrid, Spain: UNED-ICDE. 278-291 pp (Spain).
Articles that have already appeared in Learned Journals
- Ajah, M. (2015). “Love for the stranger in Deuteronomy 10:19 and its socio-cultural implications for economic development in Nigeria”. Africa Journal of Biblical Research, Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2: 97-111. (Biblical Research Forum of Nigeria, BRESFON).
- Ajah, M. (2015) “Religious Education and Nation Building in Nigeria”, Stellenbosch Theology Journal (STJ), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj/article/view/1260.
- Ajah, M. (2014) “A Theological Interpretation Of Tithing in Deuteronomy and Its Implications for Stewardship In Nigeria”, Sapientia Logos 6.1, pp. 35-70 (Jos: Society for Biblical Scholars, Hokmah House).
- Ajah, M. (2014). “Reprisal Attacks: A Theological Reflection of Genesis 34 on Reactions to Evil and Human Wickedness in Nigeria”. Scriptura,Vol. 113, No. 1: 1-13. (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa).
- Ajah, M. (2013). “The Significance of Pentateuchal Tithing as a Legal Instruction for the 21st Century Reader”. The Asbury Journal, Vol. 68: No. 2: 106-119. (Graduate School of Theology, Asbury, USA).
- Ajah, M. (2012). “The Purpose for Tithe in the Old Testament”. International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition,Vol. 4, pp. 24-32. (University of Nigeria, Nsukka).
- Ajah, M. (2012). “Religious Groups and Distance education in Nigeria”.Prof. Bassey Andah Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 5, pp. 67- 80. (University of Calabar).
- Ajah, M. (2009) “An Assessment of the Priestly Emolument in Numbers 18: 8-32”, International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition, Vol 1, pp. 1-26. (University of Nigeria, Nsukka).
- Ajah, M. (2006). “Tithing in Ugarit and the Pentateuch – Possible implications for Africa”. Scriptura, Vol. 91, pp. 31-42. (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa).
Noun Course Materials on NOUN Website (www.nouedu.ng)
- Ajah, M., CTH 814- Biblical Criticisms Published, NOUN Courseware, 2015 - (3Units).
- Omazu, E. & Ajah, M., CTH471/771- Research Method, Published, NOUN Courseware, 2013– (2Units).
- Ajah, M. (ed.), CTH 413- Wisdom Literature, Published, NOUN Courseware, 2013– (2Units).
- Ajah, M., CTH 313- Hebrew Grammar, Published, NOUN Courseware, 2012– (3 Units).
- Ajah, M., CTH323/715- Old Testament Theology, Published, NOUN Courseware, 2011– (2Units).
- Ajah, M. (ed.), CTH 422- Christology, Published, NOUN Courseware, 2010– (2Units).
- National Coordinator, NOUN Christian Fellowship, Abuja
- Organizing Committee Chairman, Biblical Scholars Translation Engagement Programme (BiSTEP) Nigeria, Abuja
- Founding Partner, Bible Training Network (BTN) Nigeria, Abuja