Brent A. Strawn
Duke University

Prof. Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament and Professor of Law at Duke University and a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University where he previously served as W. R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He holds an M.Div and Ph.D. from Princeton University, and is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church. Strawn is the author of: What Is Stronger than a Lion? Leonine Image and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (2005), The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (2017), The Old Testament: A Concise Introduction (2020), and Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament (2021). He served as both translator and member of the editorial board for The Common English Bible and has edited over twenty five volumes to date, including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2012), The World around the Old Testament (2014), and the award-winning The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2015).

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March 10, 2021

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