David T. Lamb

Is the God of the Old Testament…?

Bio

Dave lived in Lexington (KY) long enough to become a Wildcat fan (age 1), lived in Downers Grove (IL) long enough to become a Cubs fan (age 5) and lived in Ames (IA) long enough to learn how to walk beans and detassle corn (age 18).

As a young man, he went west to Stanford (CA), where he studied economics (BA), industrial engineering (MS) and Bible (in InterVarsity).  He witnessed “The Play” where the Cardinal band came on the field after the Cal player’s knee hit the ground (before lateraling the ball).  He served on staff with InterVarsity (1986-1999) at Claremont, Redlands (CA) and Penn (PA).

Against her better judgment, Shannon agreed to marry him (1991), and together they created Nathan and Noah.  One can never have enough advanced degrees, so he got an MDiv (Fuller Seminary), an MPhil and DPhil (University of Oxford).

Since 2006, he has taught Old Testament at Biblical Seminary.  He loves to give others a love for God’s word.

Dave has written two books:
God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist’s Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession
And contributed many articles to other books: click here.

Curriculum Vitae
dlamb@biblical.edu
@davidtlamb

10 comments on “Bio

  1. Lucy Morningstar
    January 10, 2012

    I just read “God Behaving Badly”. I am 73 years old and this is the first time I have had the pleasure of having my questions answered.I started studying tthe New Testamen. Unfortunetly my uncle passed away before I started the Old Testament and these questions came up (he was the one I would seek when I was confused about God)
    Thank you so much.I wish that I could study with you.

    Please write more books that a highschool drop-ou such as I can understand.

    Yours Truly,
    Lucy Morningstar
    .

  2. Cindy Barshay
    May 9, 2012

    I think you would like this TED talk, given your love of Old Testament!

    • David Lamb
      May 19, 2012

      Cindy, Thanks for the TED talk link. It’s great. I’ll use it in class.

  3. Michael
    July 22, 2012

    Dave, thanks for your fantastic book! I noticed the issue with your heart. I heard Joel Fuhrman lecture yesterday in Denver on his new book Super Immunity. Health and blessing to you and yours!

  4. David,

    I live in Taiwan and bought your book recently while simultaneously doing a study in Joshua. After finishing it, I can say it’s an incredible book! The majority of the responses are concise and very sensitive to the issues. Some of the answers just blew my mind.

    I’ve recommended you as a guest on the Unbelievable? radio program in the UK. Hope you don’t mind!

    Joshua

  5. Zach Pietrini
    September 19, 2012

    David

    Last fall, I had the privilege of reading God Behaving Badly, I really liked it. I have actually been using it as an aid to teach high schoolers about the complexity and character of God. Currently we are talking about violence vs peace and as I was re-reading chapter 5 of GBB I was curious as to what you thought about the story of Noah. Would you argue that God killing off all humans, save Noah and his family, was preserving peace, as Gen 6:13 says “…the earth is filled with violence…”? I guess it still doesn’t sit to well with me but as I am not a biblical scholar, I was curious of the context that I’m missing. Can you shed any light on this?

    Thanks for your time
    Zach

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  7. Ann Ingraham
    January 21, 2013

    Hi David Lamb,
    I am Ann (Brown) Ingraham, and when you lived in Ames, I stayed with you and Richard and ? while your parents went to Europe. I married a Foreign Service Officer in 1992, and have lived in Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Turkey, Bosnia and Jordan, and we have a 14 year old son, Michael. We now live in Arlington, VA. Are your folks still living? I would love to re-connect with them. God has been good to us, and we are members of a new, evangelical Anglican church in DC, All Nations. Nice to see your blog, and will enjoy reading your book, too!
    Cheers, ABC Ann Ingraham

  8. Marius Zărnescu
    February 24, 2014

    God bless you! Good stuff. Greetings from London.

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