Samuel L. Adams

Associate Professor of Old Testament

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Phone: 804.278.4284

Location: Richmond

Department: Bible


Yale University, Ph.D.

University of Chicago Divinity School, M.Div.

Davidson College, B.A.

Adams’s interests include the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament and ancient Near East, the Prophetic Books, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Egyptology, and biblical theology. He recently published the monograph, Wisdom in Transition: Act and Consequences in Second Temple Instructions (Brill, 2008). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Adams has served churches in both New Haven, CT, and Chicago, IL. His current book project is on wealth and poverty in the Bible.

Books, Publications & Workshops

Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014)

Wisdom in Transition: Act and Consequence in Second Temple Instructions (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism) (Brill, 2008)

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events

Curriculum Vitae