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Richard D. Nelson

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation



Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1973; M.Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1970; B.A., Capital University, 1966

Teaching Specialties

Old Testament interpretation, biblical theology

Research Interests

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic historian, sacrifice and priesthood

Selected Publications

:: First and Second Kings (Atlanta: John Knox, 1987).
:: Raising Up a Faithful Priest (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1993).
:: Joshua: A Commentary (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1997).
:: The Historical Books (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998).
:: Deuteronomy: A Commentary (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002).
:: From Eden to Babel: An Adventure in Bible Study (St. Louis: Chalice, 2006).

Professional Distinctions

Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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