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Andrew Krause, PhD


ACTS Academic Director
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Andrew Krause recently took the reins of the ACTS Academic Director’s Office. He was born and raised in central British Columbia, and he is thrilled to have returned to his home province. Prior to ACTS, he held postdoctoral research positions in the Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik“ at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany and the Department of Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University (i.e., Penn State). He developed a love for and vocational calling in scholarship and academic administration while still an undergraduate student at Columbia Bible College. 

Dr. Krause’s research focuses on prayer, liturgy, and assembly traditions in ancient Judaism and early Christianity, as well as what this means for congregations today. He is currently writing a commentary on 2 Makkabees (SBL Commentary on the Septuagint) and a book-length project regarding the various definitions of synagogues in the ancient world before the 4th century CE. He is also co-chair of the ‘Prayer in Antiquity’ section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings. 

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching films, hiking, playing basketball and soccer, and drinking (too much) coffee.  



Krause, Andrew R. Synagogues in the Works of Flavius Josephus: Rhetoric, Spatiality, and First-Century Jewish Institutions. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity 97. Leiden: Brill, 2017.


Krause, Andrew R. with Lutz Doering. Synagogues in the Hellenistic and Roman
Periods: New Finds, Theories, and Reconstructions
. Schriften des Institutum
Judaicum Delitzschianum. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2020.
_____. with Carmen Palmer, Eileen Schuller, and John Screnock. Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives on the Dead Sea
SBL Early Judaism and its Literature. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020. 


Krause, Andrew R. “Reading Texts and Reading Practice: Luke 4 in
the Context of First-Century Synagogue Reading Practices.” Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting 7 (2020): 54–73.
_____. “Apotropaic Means and Methods in the Rules of the Trumpets and Banners (1QM III–IV).” Henoch 42.1 (2020): 117–35.
_____. “(Ritually) Slaying the Dragon: Apocalyptic Justification for Historical Violence in the Psalms of Solomon 2,” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 15 (2019): 173–94.
_____. “Mixed Metaphors in the Kingdom of God: Rhetoric of Identity and Alterity in 1 John.” Direction 48.1 (2019): 38–48.
_____. “Performing the Eschaton: Apotropaic Performance in the Liturgy of the War Scroll,” Revue de Qûmran 30.1 (2018): 27–46.
_____. “Community, Alterity, and Space in the Qumran Covenant Curses,” Dead Sea Discoveries 25.2 (2018): 217–37.
_____. Diaspora Synagogues, Leontopolis, and the Other Jewish Temples of Egypt in the Histories of Flavius Josephus,” Journal of Ancient History 4.1 (2016): 88–112.
_____. “In Association with the Ancestral Customs: Pharisaic Ancestral Traditions as a Semi-Private Association Code in Matthew 15 and Antiquitates judaicae 13,”
Novum Testamentum 57.4 (2015): 343–359.
_____. “Protected Sects: The Apotropaic Performance and Function of 4QIncantation and 4QSongs of the Maskil and their Relevance for the Study of the Hodayot,”
Journal of Ancient Judaism 5.1 (2014): 25–39.


Krause, Andrew R. “They Shall Not be Admitted to the Assembly of the Lord: Community and Space in the Exegesis of Deuteronomy 23:1–8 in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in Recent Perspectives on the Qumran Community: From the Essenes to the Yahad, and Beyond. Edited by Jörg Frey. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming.
_____.  “Creational Blessings in Second Temple Prayer and Psalmody,” in Studies
on Prayer in the Deuterocanonical Books
. Edited by Angela Kim Harkins and
Barbara Schmitz. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology. Leuven:
Peeters, 2021, 27–48.
_____. “Introduction” and “The Rhetoric of Synagogue Space: Theoretical Considerations in the Study of Jewish Institutions in Literary Sources,” in Synagogues in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: New Finds, Theories, and Reconstructions. Edited by Lutz Doering and Andrew R. Krause. Schriften des Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2020, 9–22, 175–88.
_____. “Introduction” and “‘Spirits of Controversy in my Bodily Structures’:
Spatiality of Body and Community in Qumran Apotropaic Prayers,” in Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Edited by Carmen Palmer, Andrew R. Krause, Eileen Schuller, and John Screnock. SBL Early Judaism and its Literature. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020, 1–20, 251–75.
_____. “Qumran Discipline and Rites of Affliction in their Associational Context,” in Private Associations and Jewish Communities in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities. Edited by Benedikt Eckhardt. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplements 191. Leiden: Brill, 2019, 58–75.


Krause, Andrew R. “Gorgias,” and “Gibeon-Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism,” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Volume 10. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2014.


Krause, Andrew R. Review of Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scripture by Judith H. Newman, Oxford University Press. Dead Sea Discoveries 27.2 (2020): 326–29.
_____. Review of An Early History of Compassion: Emotion and Imagination in Hellenistic Judaism by Françoise Mirguet, Cambridge University Press. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2018 [online].
_____. Review of Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions, Edited by Stefan C. Reif and
Renate Egger Wenzel. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016. Ancient Jew Review, 2017 [online].

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Bachelor of Arts – Biblical Studies – Columbia Bible College

Master of Arts – Old Testament/Hebrew Bible – Regent College

Doctor of Philosophy – Early Judaism & Christian Origins  – McMaster University

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The Old Testament and Its Early Interpretation

Gospels, Acts, and Historical Jesus Studies

Ancient Synagogues

Dead Sea Scrolls

The Septuagint & Apocrypha

Ancient Jewish Prayer & Liturgy



Old Testament

New Testament

Biblical Languages

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