B.S., Multnomah Bible College
M.A,, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
I love teaching at Multnomah because of the balanced emphasis it places on both academic study and mentoring. The interaction I have with students allows me to have an impact in their lives that far exceeds the confines of the classroom.
After completing my undergraduate work at Multnomah (1980-83), I served as an associate pastor for several years (1985-87). A growing interest in teaching at the university level eventually resulted in graduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Hebrew and Semitic languages with a minor in Classical Greek (1988-1996). During that time, I continued my involvement in ministry by leading the college ministry at a large church in the Madison area (1988-93). Upon completing my Ph.D., I was invited to return to Multnomah and join the teaching faculty.
My early research was in the Septuagint, particularly in focused on how the Greek translation of Job reflects the interpretation of the biblical text during the Intertestamental Period. However, much of the last two decades has been devoted to refining the instruction of Hebrew language and literature in the classroom. One product of that focus is the forthcoming Kutz-Josberger Hebrew Grammar that has proven highly effective. My current areas of research include work on Isaiah and Job.
One of my primary interests and hobbies is in martial arts. Since 1995, I have trained in the Korean art of Hwa Rang Do.
Kutz-Josberger. Learning Biblical Hebrew: Reading for Comprehension — An Introductory Grammar (Lexham Press, 2018)
Kutz-Josberger. Learning Biblical Hebrew Workbook: A Graded Reader with Exercises. (Lexham Press, 2019)
“Genesis 1:1-2:3 — Letting the Text Speak for Itself.” Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture vol. 13 no. 1 (Winter 2017) 3 – 13.
Dead Sea Scroll Fragments of the Museum Collection, Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke, eds. (Brill Publishers, 2016)
— Chapter 7: “Exodus 17:4–7 (Inv. MOTB.SCR.000120),” (pp. 90-109).
— Chapter 8: “Leviticus 23:24–28 (Inv. GC.SCR.004742),” (pp. 110-125).
— Chapter 11: “Jeremiah 23:6–9 (Inv-MOTB-SCR-003172),” (pp. 141-158).
“Characterization in the Old Greek of Job.” In Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients: Essays Offered to Michael V. Fox on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Edited by Ronald Troxel, Kelvin Friebel, and Dennis Magary. Eisenbrauns, 2005.