The Old Testament 
and the Ancient Near East

Welcome to the Website of
Ralph W. Klein

See also my new website:  Gruber Rare Books Collection and Other Rare Books

Now available: My Hermeneia Commentary on 2 Chronicles

     Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor
     of Old Testament  1983-2008

     Editor of Currents in Theology and Mission, 1974-2009 
     Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

     Curator of the LSTC Rare Book Collection, 2008-
     Docent at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2013-

                                           Honorary President of the  Chicago Society of Biblical Research, 2016-

Check   out "History Tables" with more than 450 illustrations under "Old   Testament" or "Ancient Near East"




Five grandsons bring up the offering at the inauguration of the Ralph W. and Marilyn R. Klein Professorship
in Old Testament, September 15, 2011







 The Chronicler as Theologian. 
Essays in Honor of Ralph W. Klein. 
Edited by M. Patrick Graham, Steven L. McKenzie and Gary N. Knoppers. 
A Festschrift presented to me at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in Atlanta, November 22, 2003.  Review by Mark J. Boda in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures



 This is my Hermeneia Commentary
  on 1 Chronicles published in 2006 

Seal of Shema, the servant of Jeroboam II, King of Israel 790-750 BCE

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