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“Teaching Hebrew allows me to put students in touch with the world of the Bible and with contemporary Judaism."

Read more about Esther Menn at her faculty webpage.

Esther M. Menn

Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ralph W. and Marilyn R. Klein Professor of Old Testament

In her own words:

“The core courses in Old Testament are so important: Pentateuch, Israel’s Prophets, and Wisdom Literature, to give students a fuller understanding of the Bible.

“I enjoy teaching graduate biblical seminars on Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah and  team-teaching ‘Race, Ethnicity and the Bible.’

“LSTC is a great, vibrant, academic and interfaith community. It’s great to be so close to Lake Michigan. My family and I enjoy the wonderful culture of Hyde Park and Chicago. We also love to do urban gardening.”

“LSTC provides students with a rich experience. It is a unique place in a unique location. Hyde Park is one of the most significant theological locations in the world and Chicago is rich in so many things – culture, sports, nature.”



ELCA Consultative Panel on Lutheran/Jewish Relations
Christian Scholars’ Group on Christian/Jewish Relations
National Society of Biblical Literature: Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (steering committee)
Regional Society of Biblical Literature



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