BTh, GradDipMin, GCTE, PhD
Rev. Dr Adam D. Hensley is Lecturer in Old Testament at Australian Lutheran College (University of Divinity) including Biblical Hebrew. Specializing in the Psalms he is author of Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter (LHBOTS 666; London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2018).
Adam earned his BTh and GradDipMin from Australian Lutheran College (then Luther Seminary) in 1998 and 2000 respectively, and his PhD in Biblical Studies from Concordia Seminary St Louis USA in 2015. He subsequently gained his GCTE in 2018, also through ALC. His PhD dissertation examined the relationship between the Davidic covenant and the earlier pre-monarchic covenants as reflected in the shape and shaping of the Psalter, since revised and published as Covenant Relationships. He has published several journal articles relating to the Psalms and biblical theology and is currently engaged in writing a commentary on Psalms 101–150 for the Concordia Commentary Series.
Adam’s main research area is the Psalms and their editorial arrangement in the canonical Psalter. His other academic interests include biblical languages, hermeneutics, textual criticism, and Pauline literature. Besides the Psalms, he especially enjoys learning and teaching the Books of Exodus and Isaiah, and the Wisdom Literature.
Before coming to ALC Adam taught Old Testament and Hebrew for four years at Concordia University Irvine, California. Among his other teaching duties at ALC Adam has taught the following undergraduate and postgraduate units: Old Testament Introduction, the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Hebrew 1 and 2, with further units in the Psalms planned for the future.
Adam serves as Dean of Chapel at ALC, and on the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relations.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Society of Biblical Literature (member)
- The Society for Old Testament Study (member)