Michael J. Chan

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, Minn.
Michael J. Chan

Biography

Michael Chan has taught Old Testament at Luther Seminary for four years. 

Prior to his time at Luther, he spent a year at the University of Helsinki, Finland and in many of the world’s greatest museums (the Louvre, the Hermitage, the British Museum, and the Pergamon Museum) doing research for his dissertation (“The City on a Hill:  Tradition-Historical Study of the Wealth of Nations Tradition”). Chan did his Ph.D. work under the supervision of Dr. Brent Strawn at Emory University in Atlanta.

Chan has published articles, essays, reference entries, and reviews in journals such as the Journal of Biblical Literature, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissensschaft, Jewish Quarterly Review, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. His most recent publications include, “Joseph and Jehoiachin: On the Edge of Exodus,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (2013), “Ira Regis: Comedic Inflections of Royal Rage in Jewish Court Tales,” Jewish Quarterly Review 103:1 (2013): 1-25, and “A Biblical Lexicon of Happiness,” in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (ed. Brent A. Strawn; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 323-370. Chan is co-editing with Brent Strawn a volume of Terence Fretheim’s essays: God, World, and Suffering: Collected Essays of Terence Fretheim (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming).

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