David T. Lamb, DPhil

Chief Academic Office, Dean of Faculty, Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament

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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


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

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Selected Publications

Contributed 12 articles for the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

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