Bio: Jeff Kloha, Vice President of Curatorial

Kloha joined Museum of the Bible in the summer of 2017. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Museum of the Bible Collections department and is responsible for executing the department's strategic plan and collection management policies, along with managing other professionals.

Kloha served 18 years as professor of New Testament at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. For the past four years he also served Concordia as provost/chief academic officer. During that time, he oversaw two accreditation processes, transitioned the institution from quarters to semesters, steered the development of new curricula, and managed strategic planning for the institution. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds researching the textual history of the Pauline Epistles. He earned an M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from Concordia Seminary.

His areas of teaching and research include the textual and canonical history of the early Christian writings, hermeneutics and the Pauline Epistles. He is co-editor of Texts and Traditions: Essays in Honour of J. K. Elliott (Brill, 2014) and The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz (Pickwick, 2017). He has published peer-reviewed essays in the areas of New Testament textual criticism and the use of New Testament texts in early Christianity. He is a frequent conference presenter, radio guest and television documentary commentator.

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