James B. Jordan is founder and director of Biblical Horizons, a Christian research and publishing institute located in Niceville, Florida. Jordan graduated from the University of Georgia in 1971 with a degree in Comparative Literature and studies in music and political philosophy. After serving four years in the Air Force as a military historian, he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and finished his masters degree in systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. During the 1980s Jordan directed Geneva Ministries and the Geneva Study Center in Tyler, Texas, before founding Biblical Horizons in 1988. He was awarded the D. Litt. degree from the Central School of Religion, England, in 1993.
Since 2000 Jordan has been head of the department of Biblical Studies at Biblical Theological Seminary, St. Petersburg, Russia, where he teaches Old Testament and Eschatology.
Jordan was ordained in the Association of Reformation Churches in 1982 and served as a pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tyler, Texas, for five years, leaving the pastoral ministry in 1987 to pursue teaching and writing. He continues to preach as a guest in many different kinds of churches within the wide orbit of the Reformed branch of Christendom.
Jordan is the author of several books, including The Sociology of the Church (1986); Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World (1988); Creation in Six Days (1999); and several books of Bible exposition, including commentaries on the laws of Exodus and the books of Judges, Daniel, and Revelation, as well as several books on worship and liturgy. He is currently at work on a commentary on Zechariah.