Paul R. Raabe

Dr. Paul R. Raabe is professor of exegetical theology.

Raabe has been on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis staff since 1983. He served as the chairman of the exegetical theology department from 1998 to 2010.

His areas of interest and expertise at the Seminary include the Hebrew prophets and poetry, Old Testament theology and biblical theology.

Raabe also served as an instructor at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1979-83); and as a guest instructor at Lutheran Seminary, Baguio, Philippines (1996); Lutheran Seminary, Gothemberg, Sweden (1998); and Seminario Concordia, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil (2012). He was a member of the editorial committee for Concordia Journal, Concordia Seminary’s academic publication, from 1986 to 2000. He served on The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations for a number of years and speaks at pastoral conferences. He also participated in archaeological excavations in southern Israel and northern Syria.  

He has published two books, Psalm Structures: A Study of Psalms with Refrains (Sheffield Academic Press) and The Anchor Yale Bible: Obadiah (Yale University Press). He also contributed to Listening to the Word of God: Exegetical Approaches (Seiten). He co-edited Fortunate the Eyes That See (Eerdmans). He has authored about 40 articles and presented more than a dozen scholarly papers, and is currently writing for the Concordia Commentary series on Isaiah.

He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary (1979). He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward (1975); a master’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis (1979); and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1989). 

Raabe and his wife, Dolliene, have one daughter, Sarah.


  • Professor of Exegetical Theology


  • Hebrew Prophets and Poetry
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Biblical Theology


  • B.S., Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Neb.
  • M.Div, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • M.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Contact Information

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

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