Samuel L. AdamsAssociate Professor of Old Testament
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Yale University, Ph.D.
University of Chicago Divinity School, M.Div.
Davidson College, B.A.
Samuel L. Adams’ interests include the Wisdom literature of the Bible and beyond, wealth and poverty in the biblical world, apocalypticism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Egyptology, biblical theology, and the Bible and film. He published the monograph, Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea (Westminster John Knox, 2014). His first book, Wisdom in Transition: Act and Consequence in Second Temple Instructions (Brill, 2008), addresses ancient conceptions of retribution and the possibility of an afterlife. Current book projects include a commentary on the Jewish sage Ben Sira (Anchor Yale Bible) and editing a comprehensive introduction to wisdom literature.
As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has served churches in New Haven, CT, Chicago, IL, and in Richmond, VA. He is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post.
Samuel L. Adams, Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea (Westminster John Knox Press)
Dr. Adams to speak on Wealth and Poverty in the Bible
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Adams to lecture on Death and the Afterlife
Samuel L. Adams, Associate Professor of Old Testament, to deliver lecture on Death and the Afterlife for the conference of ARMSS (Association of Retired Ministers, Spouses and Survivors) and POAMN (Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network).
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Adams to speak on Bible and American Politics
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Samuel L. Adams, will be teaching a 3 part series on the Bible and American Politics on October 16, 23, and 30th during the Sunday school hour at Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia.
2nd Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Viriginia