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David T. Lamb, DPhil

Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament, Dean of the Faculty

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 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

  • BA, Economics, Stanford University
  • MSc, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MPhil, Theology (Old Testament), University of Oxford
  • DPhil, Theology (Old Testament), University of Oxford

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • The Israelite Monarchy
  • The Books of Samuel, Kings, and Genesis
  • Problematic Portrayals of God in the Old Testament

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Co-author with Mark Leuchter, The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel’s Historical Literature (Fortress, 2016).

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

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

Righteous Jehu and His Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession Oxford Theological Monographs (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Contributed 12 articles for the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

ON THE WEB

Sermon at Christ Community Church - Why is the Bible So Violent?

Visit David's Blog at www.davidtlamb.com

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

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