Dennis T. Olson

 Dennis T. Olson
Address64 Mercer Street
Post Office Box 821
Princeton, NJ

Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology (Lutheran), Princeton Theological Seminary

M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary,
M.A., Yale University,
Ph.D., Yale University,

Dennis Olson, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology and Chair of the Biblical Studies Department, earned his M.Div. from Luther Theological Seminary and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. An ordained Lutheran minister, he has chaired the Convocation of Teaching Theologians for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. His research interests include the Pentateuch, the exegesis of Genesis and Exodus, Old Testament theology, and the relationship of biblical theology and the practice of ministry. Olson has served as a general acquisitions editor for the Society of Biblical Literature, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature Pentateuch steering committee, and he is currently the Pentateuch general editor for a thirty-volume project titled, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Walter de Gruyter).

Major Publications

Deuteronomy and the Death of Moses, A Theological Reading (Fortress, 1994)
Numbers, Interpretation Commentary Series (Westminster John Knox Press, 1996)
The Book of Judges, Introduction, Commentary, Reflections, New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume II (Abingdon Press, 1998)
“Balaam,” “Census,” “Dathan,” “Enrollment,” “Moses,” The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, ed. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld (Abingdon Press, 2006–2008)
“The Book of Exodus” A Theological Biblical Commentary, eds. Gail R. O’Day and David Petersen (Westminster John Knox Pess, 2008)
“Numbers, Book of” Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel Patte (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
“Pentateuchal Narratives” The New Interpreter’s Bible Handbook of Preaching, ed. Paul Wilson (Abingdon Press, 2008)

Areas of Interest

Old Testament Theology;

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