Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt

Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt

  • Emeritus Professor of Exegetical Theology

Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt is a professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

He retired in 2020 after 42 years of distinguished service. At the time of his retirement, he was the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and professor of Exegetical Theology.

His areas of interest and expertise include the Hebrew language, Prophets (Isaiah), Hebrew poetry and biblical theology.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1991) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Seminary (1976). He also holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Cambridge University, England (1977, 1973), and a B.A. from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1971).

Bartelt taught and has published in the areas of “First Testament” theology, interpretation and proclamation, especially in prophetic literature and poetry. He has taught and lectured extensively on theological education, pastoral formation, and issues of church and ministry.

He is the author of The Book around Immanuel: Style and Structure in Isaiah 2-12 (Eisenbrauns) and co-author of Fundamental Biblical Hebrew/Fundamental Biblical Aramaic with Andrew E. Steinmann (Concordia Publishing House, CPH). He is currently working on the Isaiah 1-39 volumes of the Concordia Commentary series with Seminary Professor Dr. Paul Raabe.

Bartelt serves as vice chair of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Commission on Theology and Church Relations and on the LCMS Specific Ministry Pastor committee. He has served the Association of Theological Schools as an accreditation evaluator and as chair of the Chief Academic Officers Society.

He and his wife, Lucy, have three married daughters and two grandchildren. He enjoys a round of golf when he can.