Rolf Jacobson

Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Old Testament and the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Scripture, Theology and Ministry, Luther Seminary


Rolf Jacobson joined the Luther Semi­nary faculty as assistant professor of Old Testament in July 2003. Prior to joining the seminary, he served as as­sociate pastor for Como Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., and taught at Augsburg College as an assistant professor of religion.  Jacobson earned his bachelor’s degree from the Univer­sity of St. Thomas, his M.Div. from Luther Seminary and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Jacobson served as editor of “Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms,” whose authors included three Lu­ther Seminary graduates. His articles appeared in Word & World, Theology Today, Interpretation, Teaching Theology and Religion and in many collections of scholarly essays. With Kelly Fryer, he wrote the “No Experience Necessary” Bible studies. He was contributor to Augsburg Fortress’ “Handbook” series; and contributes to Working Preacher and its “Sermon Brainwave” podcast.

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