Rolf A. Jacobson
Associate Professor of Old Testament

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Curriculum Vitae for Rolf A. Jacobson


CD 1639 01LAW AND GOSPEL Summer Session 2014-2015

An examination of the theological, biblical, and pastoral dimensions of the law-and-gospel distinction and how that distinction informs the task of interpreting and confessing Christ in a changing world. Law and gospel is introduced as a fruitful hermeneutical expectation. The theological, confessional, and existential aspects of the law-and-gospel distinction are introduced and examined--including the various uses of the law and the wide range of gospel proclamation. Special attention is given to the complexities of the law/gospel distinction in relation to pastoral ministry.

OT 1160 01PSALMS Spring Semester 2014-2015

This course introduces students to the God of the Psalter and role of the psalms in the life of faith. Students are introduced to the interpretation of Hebrew poetry as well as the theological interpretation and analysis of the main types of psalms. Consideration is given to the use of psalms in Christian worship, preaching ministry, hymnody and spirituality. Prerequisite: SG0701/SG0702 - Scripture and Its Witnesses and LG0110 - Biblical Hebrew


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Ph.D.Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ
M.Div.Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN
B.A.University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN


Rolf Jacobson joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of Old Testament in July 2003. Prior to joining the seminary, he taught at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, as an assistant professor of religion.

Jacobson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. in 1987. He holds a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary (1991) and a doctor of philosophy



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