Loren Stuckenbruck

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Loren Stuckenbruck (born 1960) is a New Testament scholar and historian of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism.


Stuckenbruck, beginning 2012, is Professor for New Testament (with specialization in Second Temple Judaism) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Munich, Germany. Previously, from 2009 to 2012, he was Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and had held the B. F. Westcott Chair in Biblical Studies in the UK at Durham University, Department of Theology and Religion, where he did research and taught from 1994 to 2009. Early in his career, Stuckenbruck taught at the University of Kiel, Germany (1992–1994).

Stuckenbruck has received research fellowships as Lady Davis Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012), the British Trust for the Ecumenical Institute at Tantur (2006), as well as from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1998) and the Fulbright Foundation (1986–1988, Heidelberg and Tübingen). He is a graduate of Milligan College (B.A.) and is a double alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He is or has been editor of a number of journals (Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft; Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha; Journal of Biblical Literature; New Testament Studies; Henoch; Zeitschrift für die Althebraistik; Dead Sea Discoveries; Journal for the Study of Judaism). He is also editor of several series, including Themes in Biblical Narrative (Leiden, Brill); chief editor, Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (Berlin, Walter De Gruyter); Library of Second Temple Studies (London, Continuum); European Studies on Christian Origins (London, Continuum); and Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford, University Press).

Stuckenbruck's research, which has been published in several books and over 120 articles, focuses on Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. These publications reflect historical, theological and interdisciplinary interests. In particular, his work centers on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Enoch literature, other Jewish sapiential and apocalyptic writings, and the literature of the New Testament. Themes most commonly addressed in his publications include theological anthropology, the problem of evil, demonology, mental and physical well-being, angelology, eschatology, cosmology, monotheistic belief, origins of Christology, and text-critical editions (esp. Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic). Growing out if his scholarly work, Stuckenbruck has sought out interdisciplinary work and collaboration with scholars in the Middle East (Israel, Egypt), Ethiopia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom. His writing focuses on evil in the New Testament (the Gospels, Paul, and the Book of Revelation), the Aramaic documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a commentary on the Enochic Book of Watchers (Anchor Bible, Yale University Press), canon in the context of Judaism and a broad range of Christian traditions, and on text-critical work on the early Enoch literature preserved primarily in Aramaic, Greek and Ethiopic (Ge'ez).

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchung zum Neuen Testament; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014). (in press)
  • Veneration and Christology (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, II.70; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995). Pp. 348 + xviii.
  • The Book of Giants from Qumran (Text und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, 63; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997). Pp. 289 + xvi.
  • Publication of 1Q23, 1Q24, 2Q26, 4Q201 2-8, 4Q203, 4Q206 2-3, and 6Q8 in Qumran Cave 4.XXVI (Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Series, 36; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000). pp. 3–94.
  • 1 Enoch 91-108 (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007). Pp. 855.
  • The Book of Tobit: Texts and Concordances to the Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Lain, and Syriac Versions, edited with Stuart Weeks and Simon Gathercole (Fontes et Subsidia; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004). Pp. 796 + iv.
  • Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism, edited with Wendy North (Early Christianity in Context and JSNTSS 267; London: Continuum, 2004). Pp. 264 + vii.
  • The Fall of the Angels, edited with Christoph Auffarth (Themes in Biblical Narrative 6; Leiden: Brill, 2004). Pp. 302 + ix.
  • The Significance of Sinai, edited with George J. Brooke and Hindy Najman (Themes in Biblical Narrative 10; Leiden: Brill, 2008). Pp. 364 + x.
  • Memory in the Bible and Antiquity, edited with Stephen C. Barton and Benjamin G. Wold (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007).
  • J. Christiaan Beker, The Triumph of God: The Essence of Paul's Thought. Translated from the German by Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1990. Pp. 152 + xvi.
  • "Revelation". In Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, eds. James D.G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003). pp. 1535–1572 (a short commentary).

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