Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

M.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison

B.S., Multnomah Bible College

Hired in 1996

After completing his undergraduate work at Multnomah in 1983, Dr. Karl Kutz served as an associate pastor for several years. He completed his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin Madison in Hebrew and Semitic Languages with a minor in Classical Greek in 1996. During that time, he led the college ministry at a large church in the Madison area. Upon completing his Ph.D., Karl was invited to return to Multnomah and join the faculty. One area of his early research was in the Septuagint, particularly focused on how the Greek translation of Job reflects the interpretation of the biblical text during the Intertestamental Period. For much of the last two decades, he has been refining the instruction of the Hebrew language and literature in the classroom. One product of that focus is the Kutz-Josberger Hebrew Grammar and Workbook, which have proven highly effective. His current areas of research include work on Isaiah and Job. Karl loves teaching at Multnomah because of the balanced emphasis it places on both academic study and mentoring. The interactions that he has with students allow him to have an impact on their lives that far exceeds the confines of the classroom.

Outside of his work, one of Karl’s primary interests and hobbies is martial arts. Since 1995, he has trained in the Korean art of Hwa Rang Do.

Faculty Headshot Karl Kutz


  • Kutz, K. (2005). Characterization in the old Greek of Job. In R. Troxel, K. Friebel, & D. Magary (Ed.), Seeking out the wisdom of the ancients: Essays offered to Michael V. Fox on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns.
  • Kutz, K. (2017). Genesis 1:1-2:3; Letting the text speak for itself. Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, 13 (1), 3-13.
  • Kutz, K., Josberger, B. (2018). Learning biblical Hebrew: Reading for comprehension—an introductory grammar. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
  • Kutz, K., Josberger, B. (2019). Learning biblical Hebrew workbook: A graded reader with exercises. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.