Professor emeritus of Old Testament and learning technologies

nakamura lynn
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The history of the people of God has shown that left to their own ends, God's people struggle against that which makes them whole -- their relationship with their God. Nevertheless, Hebrew Scripture declares that ultimately God will overcome this faith problem and the divine-human relationship will be placed in a new sphere -- the kingdom of God.

--from Monarch Mountain & Meal


B.A., Susquehanna University, 1978; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1983; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1992; Pastorate: Ocean City, NJ, 1987-1988; Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Trinity, 1988-1993; Associate Professor of Old Testament, Trinity, 1993-2011; Secretary of the Faculty, Trinity, 1994-96; Manager, Computer Services, Trinity, 1996-1998; Director, Learning Technologies, Trinity, 1996-2001; Webmaster, Trinity, 1997-2001; Professor of Old Testament and Learning Technologies, Trinity, 2001-2011; Director of Information Technology, Trinity, 2005-2011; Senior Research Professor 2011-2013.


  • A Nation Turns to God. Augsburg Adult Bible Studies (June-August, 1995). Co-author.
  • Monarch, Mountain, and Meal: A Traditio-Historical Investigation of the Eschatological Banquet of Isaiah 24:21-23; 25:6-10a. Ph.D. dissertation. Princeton Theological Seminary, 1992.
  • Mission90 Bible Study/Witness: Witnesses to the Word. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1991. Co-author.
  • "The Old Testament: Roots of Our Faith," 8 min. Augsburg, 1991. Audiocassette.
  • "The New Revised Standard Version: A Review." Introduction and Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, & Judges in Trinity Seminary Review 12:12. 1990.
  • Lutherans and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism. Minneapolis: Augsburg 1990. Co-editor.
  • "Introduction to the Old Testament." In God’s People -- God's Promises. (Teacher Guide for Grade 3 , Term II in the Living Faith Series), pp.12-26. Philadelphia: Parish Life Press, 1984.