Jan P. Fokkelman

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Jan P. Fokkelman (born 23 March 1940[1]) is a Dutch biblical scholar. Fokkelman was born in Batavia, in the Dutch East Indies. He studied, and then taught, at the University of Leiden.

Fokkelman is perhaps best known for his 4-volume, 2400-page work on the Books of Samuel. Fokkelman is a central figure in the "narrative revolution" in biblical studies, which emphasises a literary approach to the text.[2]

He lives in Zutphen.


  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae
  2. ^ Dennison, James T. (December 2000). "Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide". Kerux. 15 (3). Retrieved 24 July 2013.