Klaus-Peter Adam Associate Professor of Old Testament


Areas of Expertise

    Topics that Dr. Adam is available to address at adult forums and other congregational events

    Law in the Hebrew Bible
    History and writing of history in the Hebrew Bible
    King David as a character in narratives King Saul's tragic destiny / Tragedy in the Hebrew Bible
    The prophets and their witness in the Bible
    Bible and Archaeology
    Reading and interpreting narratives in the Hebrew Bible
    Body and Sexuality in the Old Testament


    Theological Exam(equals M.A.)-Eberhard-Karls-University Tubingen
    Ph.D.- Philipps-University Marburg
    Habilitation- Philipps-University Marburg

Published Works

    Review of Reading Samuel: A Literary and Theological Commentary by Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, in RBL book reviews http://www.bookreviews.org

    "Saul as a Tragic Hero: Greek Drama and its Influence on Hebrew Scripture in 1Samuel 14,24-46 (10,8; 13,7-13A; 10,17-27)” in  E. Eynikel/A. G. Auld, For and Against David. Story and History in the Books of Samuel BETL 232, Peeters: Leuven 2010,123-183.

    Co-editor of “Soundings in Kings: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship” (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010)

    “Warfare and Treaty Formulas in the Background of Kings,” a chapter in “Soundings in Kings: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship”  Mark Leuchter and Klaus-Peter Adam, eds. (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010): 35-68

    “And He Behaved Like a Prophet Among Them.” (1 Sam 10:11b) The Depreciative Yse of Nb'  Hitpael and the Comparative Evidence of Ecstatic Prophecy, "Welt des Orients" 2010 p. 1-53

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