Memorials: Reuben George Bullard

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Reuben George Bullard was born on March 18, 1928 in Wheeling, WV. His parents were believers, and at the age of eleven Reuben trusted Christ as Savior and was baptized in Elm Grove, WV. His senior year of high school the family moved to Mitchell, IN. Reuben studied classical piano at Indiana University, then received his Th.B. in 1956 from Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary, followed by an M.A. the next year from the same institution.

Reuben met Lynn Yvonne Maine in Greek class at CBC & S in 1954. They were married on May 28, 1958 at Hooverson Heights Church of Christ in Follansbee, WV. Four children were born to this union, Reuben, Jr., Howard, Cathy, and Suzanne. Reuben supported his family by working as a chemist for Lehigh Portland Cement Company and as a control chemist for the Andrew Jergens Company. During those working years, he also acquired his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology, respectively, in 1964 and 1969 from the University of Cincinnati.

Reuben began teaching part-time at Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary in 1961. Since 1970 he was professor of history, science, and archaeology. He conducted excavations at Gezer with Nelson Glueck and was co-director at Idalion in Cyprus with G. Ernest Wright. His field work was conducted in Israel, Jordan, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, and Carthage (Tunisia). …