Brent A. Strawn

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Rev. Dr. Brent A. Strawn is a Professor of Old Testament at Emory University's Candler School of Theology and Graduate School of Religion. Brent joined the Candler faculty in 2001, and in addition to teaching Old Testament, serves as director of the Doctor of Ministry degree at Candler. He previously taught at Rutgers University and Asbury Theological Seminary, and held a visiting lecturer position at Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he earned both his M.Div. and Ph.D.

Strawn conducts research in ancient Near Eastern iconography,  Israelite religion, legal traditions of the Old Testament, and Old Testament theology. Within the Old Testament proper, he works in the Pentateuch and poetry, focusing especially on Deuteronomy and the Psalms. In addition to his many speaking engagements at churches throughout the country, Brent is a frequent contributor to CNN.


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