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David T. Lamb, DPhil

Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament

BIO

Dr. Lamb has extensive teaching experience, including cross-cultural projects in Nigeria, Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Russia. In July 2016, his co-authored textbook came out: The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel’s Historical Literature (Fortress). He addressed the topic of confusing sexual behavior in the Bible in Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style (Zondervan, 2015). In God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? (InterVarsity Press, 2011), he examined problematic passages where God seems to behave badly. His first book was his dissertation: Righteous Jehu and His Evil Heirs (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). He is currently working on a commentary on 1, 2 Kings (Zondervan). Dr. Lamb worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 1986-1999, serving as campus staff, team leader, and area director.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Theology (Old Testament) University of Oxford
  • Master of Philosophy, Theology (Old Testament) University of Oxford
  • Master of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Stanford University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • The Israelite monarchy; the books of Samuel, Kings, and Genesis; problematic portrayals of God in the Old Testament.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Book entitled The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel’s Historical Literature (Fortress, 2016; co-authored with Mark Leuchter).

Book entitled Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style (Zondervan, 2015).

Book entitled God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011)

Book entitled Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs.

Contributed 12 articles for the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

ON THE WEB

Visit David's Blog at www.davidtlamb.com

Follow David on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DavidTLamb

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