Klaus-Peter Adam Professor of Old Testament


Areas of Expertise

    Law in the Hebrew Bible

    History and writing of history in the Hebrew Bible

    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 of Tübingen, 1992

    Ph.D., Philipps-Universität Marburg, 1999

    Habilitation, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2005


    Professional Certificate in Online Education (PCOE), UWI Continuing Studies

Published Works

    "Purity and Holiness in P: Lev 19: 11-18 and the Decalogues," Joachim J. Krause, Wolfgang Oswald, Kristin Weingart (eds.), Eigensinn und Entstehung der Hebräischen Bibel. Erhard Blum zum siebzigsten Geburtstag, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2020, 147-162.

    "Bloodshed and Hate: The Judgment Oracle in Ezek 22:6–12 and the Legal Discourse in Lev 19:11–18," Marianne Grohmann, Hyun Chul Paul Kim (eds.), Second Wave Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible, Atlanta GA: SBL Press 2019, 91-111.

    "Love Your Neighbor – A Command in the Bible. Its Socio-Legal Backdrop and its Meaning for Today," Journal of Lutheran Ethics, June 2016.

    "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)”, E. Eynikel/A. G. Auld (eds.), 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: 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: 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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