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Loren Stuckenbruck (born 1960) is an historian of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism, currently professor of New Testament at the University of Munich, in Germany. His work has exerted a significant impact on the field.
With a B.A. from Milligan College and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuckenbruck taught at the University of Kiel, in Germany, from 1992 to 1994 before moving to the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, in the United Kingdom, as B. F. Westcott Chair in Biblical Studies (1994–2009). Beginning in 2009, he served as Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Since 2012, he has held a chair in New Testament with a specialisation in Second Temple Judaism at the University of Munich.
Honors and Awards
Early in his career, Stuckenbruck received prestigious grants from the Fulbright Foundation (1986–1988) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1998). In 2006, he held a fellowship from the British Trust for the Ecumenical Institute at Tantur. Six years later, in 2012, he served as Lady Davis Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Stuckenbruck has sat on numerous editorial boards for international academic journals, including 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, and Journal for the Study of Judaism. He has also served as editor for a number of different book series, e.g., Themes in Biblical Narrative (Leiden, Brill), 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).
Through his scholarly research, Stuckenbruck has pursued interdisciplinary and collaborative work with scholars from the Middle East (Israel, Egypt), Ethiopia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Areas of Expertise
Published in several books and over 140 articles, Stuckenbruck's research 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). 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).
- The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchung zum Neuen Testament; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014). Pp. 427 + xxi.
- 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).