David T. Lamb, DPhil

MacRae Professor of Old Testament
Dean of the Faculty

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Biography

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.

Old Testament in modern church

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


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

Selected Publications

Interview in 목회와신학 (Ministry & Theology), December 2017.

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

Contributed 12 articles for the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Post from David

Page from the book of Numbers

The Blessing of Numbers

Don’t you feel bad for the book of Numbers? Seriously, the fourth book of the Bible gets no respect. I think the primary reason the book gets ignored is its name.

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Confessing Sexual Sin: Psalm 51

“When a pastor commits a sexual sin does he need to confess it to the entire church?” This question was asked during my Psalms class last week as we were discussing Psalm 51.

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