Robert R. Duke

Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor in the Undergraduate Biblical Studies Department at Azusa Pacific University

Robert R. Duke, PhD, is an expert in Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. He has spent almost four years studying in the Middle East, which has highly influenced his perspectives and teaching. “Visions of Amram,” his dissertation from UCLA on the Aramaic Qumran text, was published as The Social Location of the Visions of Amram (4Q543–547) (Peter Lang Publishing, 2010), and he has published articles and book chapters in Dead Sea Discoveries, Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, and other publications. Duke has also devoted research time to improving pedagogy in biblical studies, investigating how service-learning and community-engaged teaching can improve student retention of course material. From 2009-12, Duke chaired the Service-Learning and Biblical Studies workshop at the annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting. Among his many awards, Duke received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at Hebrew University in 2000-01, and was a Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in 2005.

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