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Rev. Dr. Adam Hensley

Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology

Dr. Adam Hensley is associate professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He joined the faculty in 2023.

He previously served as professor at Australian Lutheran College (ALC) in North Adelaide, South Australia (SA), Australia, a college of the University of Divinity (2017-22), where he taught in the area of Old Testament studies and served as dean of chapel.

Before joining the faculty at ALC, Hensley was assistant professor of Old Testament at Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. (2012-16), where he taught classes on the Old Testament and biblical Hebrew.

After returning to Australia, he spent six months as parish pastor at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Magill. He was associate pastor of Hamilton Lutheran Parish in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia, where he also served as Good Shepherd College Secondary Campus Chaplain (2001-05) and aged care chaplain to Eventide Lutheran Homes in Hamilton (2006).

Hensley earned a Graduate Certificate in Theological Education from ALC (2018) and a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2015). His dissertation was titled, “Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter: An Investigation of the Relationship between the Davidic Covenant and the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants as reflected in the Editing of the Psalter.”

He holds both a Graduate Diploma in Ministry (2000) and a Bachelor of Theology (1998) from Luther Seminary (now ALC) in North Adelaide.

Hensley is known internationally for his work on covenant theology in the Psalms and is currently working on a commentary on Psalms 101-150.

He is the author of Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter, from The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies series (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark). Hensley also has contributed articles for scholarly journals including LOGIA, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, The Lutheran, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (JSOT) and Lutheran Theological Journal.

Hensley is married to Joanna. They have six children: Samuel, Mary, John, Lucy, Thomas and Hannah.


Canonical Study of the Book of Psalms
Exodus, Isaiah, the Wisdom literature, Pauline literature
Biblical languages, textual criticism, hermeneutics
History (ancient and modern)
Classical education