Lamontte M. Luker

Rev. Dr. Lamontte M. Luker
Address4201 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203

Professor of Hebrew Studies, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

B.A., Concordia Senior College,
M.A., Cambridge University,
M.Div., Christ Seminary-Seminex,
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University,

Dr. Luker holds degrees from Concordia Senior College (B.A.), Cambridge University (M.A.), Christ Seminary-Seminex (M.Div.), and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D.). He has served as a parish pastor on Long Island, New York, as Lutheran Campus Pastor at Vanderbilt University, and as Assistant Professor of Religion and Hebrew at California Lutheran University.

Dr. Luker’s primary interest is in the literary and theological analysis of Scripture, and he has contributed numerous articles to Mercer Dictionary of the Bible, Anchor Bible Dictionary, New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, as well as scholarly and church-related journals. His books include Doom and Hope in Micah and Passion, Vitality, and Foment: The Dynamics of Second Temple Judaism.

Dr. Luker also serves as Faculty Associate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Carolina, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, and is on the faculty of the Jerusalem Institute for Biblical Exploration. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Biblical Archaeology Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.

Dr. Luker serves frequently as the faculty leader of Holy Land Study Tours to fulfill Contextual Education requirements for seminary students and provide context within the tour for the general public.

Areas of Interest

Hebrew Scriptures

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