Gerald A. Klingbeil
Date: May 27, 2009
Gerald A. Klingbeil, associate editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, is the new research professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He brings more than 15 years of teaching and ministry experience in diverse international contexts to the position.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Klingbeil completed a BA in Theology at an Andrews University affiliate campus, Helderberg College, South Africa, in 1990. The next year, he attended the University of Stellenbosch, where he received his BA Honors in Semitic Languages & Cultures and an MA and DLitt in Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
Klingbeil’s professional experience spans educational institutions around the world. He has held academic positions in departments of theology at institutions in South Africa, Peru, Argentina and the Philippines. A member of several prestigious review boards in the past and present, Klingbeil recently held the position of editor of Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary as part of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines. He has also received many significant awards, honors and research grants from institutions such as the Adventist Theological Society, La Sierra University, Stellenbosch University and River Plate Adventist University, among others.
Klingbeil is also a member of a handful of academic societies including the Adventist Theological Society and a named fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research. He co-chairs the Ritual in the Biblical World consultation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
An avid writer, Klingbeil has published eight books, over 25 book chapters, several dictionary/lexicon entries, a countless number of book reviews and academic journal articles, and numerous essays. His most recent work, Shadow Figures: Background Characters of the Bible, an adult Sabbath School Bible study guide, is scheduled for release in 2010.
Andrews University is honored to welcome Gerald A. Klingbeil, his wife, Chantal, and their three daughters into the University family.