Mark A Throntveit
Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament

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Curriculum Vitae for Mark A Throntveit


LG 0110 01BIBLICAL HEBREW Summer Session 2014-2015

An introduction to Hebrew grammar and syntax. Reading and analysis of selected Old Testament text explore the nature of translation and its relation to interpretation. In doing so, students come to see themselves as active participants in the work of interpreting Old Testament texts. Help is given in effective use of digital and print resources such as grammars, lexicons, and concordances. Mastery of basic vocabulary is stressed.

LG 4127 01READING HEBREW Spring Semester 2014-2015

Reading of selective passages from the Old Testament designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew through continued study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite: LG1100 or LG0110.

OT 1156 01ELIJAH ELISHA-FAMINE FAITH FAREWELLSpring Semester 2014-2015

Floating axe heads, miraculous cures, crazed pagans, mauling bears, and spectacular demonstrations of divine activity, of course! Our Sunday worship services have been enlivened with twice as many of these colorful tales as before. We will learn how careful attention to matters of literary style, structural coherence, and narrative technique can deepen our appreciation of these wonderful stories while they enhance our effectiveness in relating these biblical texts to our lives. FULFILLS PROPHETS REQUIREMENT FOR MA STUDENTS

Speaking Topics:

Mark A Throntveit is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Bible Translations: Which Ones Shall We Use?
  • Elijah and Elisha
  • Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...Moses, the Burning Bush, and God's Call
  • Genesis One: Creation as Relation
  • Genesis: Plan, Peril, and Promise
  • Genesis: Sunday School Stories or Soap Opera?
  • Jesus, Justice, and the Prophets
  • Job and the Problem of Evil
  • Old Testament Prophecy
  • Plagues, Passover, and the Passion of Christ (Lent)
  • Psalm 23: The Lord is My...?
  • Psalms: Songs in the Center of Life
  • So...How Does Jesus Save Us Anyway? (Atonement)
  • The Duh-Vinci Code
  • Troubling Parables
  • Voices in the Pentateuch
  • What Would Moses Do? (10 Commandments)



Regional Director, Society of Biblical Literature
Host of Upper Midwest AAR/SBL Regional Meeting


View a detailed curriculum vitae for Mark A Throntveit. This includes education, professional positions, activities, memberships and publications.

Ph.D.Union Theological Seminary
Richmond, VA
M.Div.Luther Theological Seminary
St. Paul, MN
B.A.St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN


Mark Throntveit joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 1981 and was named associate professor of Old Testament in 1987. He was promoted to full professor in 1996. He was adjunct professor of Bible at Augsburg College in the spring of 1991 and adjunct professor of Old Testament at St. Thomas University from 1991-1998.

He was a teaching fellow in Hebrew at Union Theological Seminary in 1979-81, and had



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