The Author

From: 2 Chronicles

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Ralph W. Klein is Christ Seminary-Seminex professor of Old Testament emeritus at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where he served as dean from 1988–99 and again in 2005. Previously he was professor and chair of the department of exegetical theology at Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis; assistant professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; and an instructor at Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a guest professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1998 and at Yale Divinity School in 2009. He is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.   Klein received his B.A. from Concordia Senior College, the M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the Th.D. from Harvard University, where he was a Teaching­ Fellow and Rockefeller Fellow. During sabbatical leaves, Klein has also studied at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the École Biblique in Jerusalem, at Cambridge University in England, and at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. He was editor of Currents in Theology and Mission from1974 to 2009 and is an associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Klein founded and chaired the Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Group for the Society of Biblical Literature. His scholarly publications include Textual Criticism of the Old Testament (1984), Israel in Exile (1979), 1 Samuel (WBC, 1983), and Ezekiel: The Prophet and His Message (1988). Endpapers The endpapers of this volume show fragments of 4Q118, containing portions of 2 Chron 28:27—29:3, published in Qumran Cave 4. XI (DJD XVI), ed. E. Ulrich (Oxford:­ Clarendon Press, 2000), 295–97, plate xxxviii, no. 118.­ Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The Author frontmatter.indd 6 9/21/2012 5:43:53 AM ...


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