Jan A. Sigvartsen PhD is a Dozent of Old Testament at the Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, Germany.  He undertook his PhD in Religion at Andrews University, USA and was also a Visiting Research Fellow at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  His areas of specialization are Old Testament Exegesis and Theology, Early Judaism, and Archaeology.  Prior to his appointment in Germany he taught bothundergraduate and graduate levels, was a researcher, and academic editor at Andrews University, USA.

He is best known as the author of ExegesisPaper.com, a website which teaches students how to undertake exegesis, the primary research methodology of scholarly biblical research.  This online resource has been used by over 100,000 students from more than 180 countries.

Jan speaks English, Norwegian, and is learning German.  He was born in Norway, is a USA citizen, and has lived in England, the USA, Israel, Australia, and Germany.  He loves to travel and, given his Viking heritage, wants to build a Viking ship one day.   He lives with his Australian wife, Leanne (who is also a USA and Maltese citizen), and their two sons in the German university village of Friedensau.

Contact Jan

Phone:  +49 151 50514654

Email:  jan.sigvartsen@thh-friedensau.de

Email: jsigvart@gmail.com

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Academic Books

Sigvartsen, Jan A. Afterlife and Resurrection Beliefs in the Apocrypha and Apocalyptic Literature.  Jewish and Christian Texts.  London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. Afterlife and Resurrection Beliefs in the Pseudepigrapha.  Jewish and Christian Texts.  London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. Messiah ben Joseph: A Type in both Jewish and Christian Traditions. GlossaHouse Studies in Texts & Language Monograph Series 1. Wilmore, KY: GlossaHouse, 2018.    (Link to Amazon.com)

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. Beyond Beliefs 2: A Snapshot of What Seventh-day Adventist Millennial Young Adults Really Think Regarding Current Social, Behavioral, and Religious Topics. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Religion and Biblical Languages Department, forthcoming.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. Beyond Beliefs 1: Millennial young adults respond to the 28 Beliefs of Adventism in their own words. Berrien Springs, MI: ClergyEd.com & Andrews University Religion and Biblical Languages Department, forthcoming.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. Beyond Beliefs 1: Results. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Religion and Biblical Languages Department, 2014.    (Link to Amazon.com)

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. Beyond Beliefs 1: Cohort 1, Full Report. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Religion and Biblical Languages Department, 2014.    (Link to Amazon.com)

Academic Articles and Chapters

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Creation in Second Temple Period Literature."  Forthcoming chapter in The Genesis Creation Account and its Reverberations in the New Testament.  Edited by Thomas Shepherd.  Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Biblical Law of Niddah and Its Muslim Parallels." Pages 55-80 in Searching the Scriptures: Andrews University Seminary Emerging Scholars Pay Tribute to Their Professors. Edited by Slavisa Jankovic. Berrien Springs, MI: Department of Old Testament, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 2017.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., and Jan A. Sigvartsen. "The Dawn of the Battle of the Sexes - Genesis 3:16." Pages 19-38 in Searching the Scriptures: Andrews University Seminary Emerging Scholars Pay Tribute to Their Professors. Edited by Slavisa Jankovic. Berrien Springs, MI: Department of Old Testament, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 2017.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Mashal 'The Treasure' in Early Judaism." Pages 213-235 in Biblical Parables: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Johnston. Edited by Thomas R. Shepherd and Ranko Stefanovic. Berrien Springs, MI: New Testament Department, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 2016. 

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Creation Order: Hierarchical or Egalitarian?" Andrews University Seminary Studies 53, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 127-142.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., and Jan A. Sigvartsen. "Ellen G. White and the Influence of Colonial Australian Women."  Andrews University Seminary Studies 53, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 55-63.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "An Overview of John H. Walton's Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate." Andrews University Seminary Studies 49, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 173-175.

Academic Paper Presentations

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Uniqueness of Seventh-day Adventist Eschatology" Paper presented at the Fourth International Bible Conference for Bible Teachers and Theologians, Rome, Italy, June 12, 2018.  (Link to Paper)

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. “The Trinity: Millennial Young Adults’ Response to Fundamental 2 – Nice Guy, or Guys, but is there one God or Three?” Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at The Triune God – Fall Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, Nov 19, 2016.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. “Millennials and their responses to Fundamental 23 – Marriage and the Family: Would Millennials raise their children as Seventh-day Adventists; What do they view as an ideal family; How do they feel about gay marriage; and what are their gender role expectations for both males and females?” Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at Marriage & the Family – Fall Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, Nov 21, 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. “The Beyond Beliefs Study: What do Millennial young adults really think of 28 Fundamentals? Do they even know what they are? How did they respond to 90 sociocultural, behavioral, and religious topics that the Millennials themselves identified as important? A discussion of some of the critical findings from the Beyond Beliefs study.” Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at 2015 NAD Pastoral Family Convention. Austin, TX, June 30, 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., and Jan A. Sigvartsen. “Beyond Beliefs 3: Our Dataset - What Is In It, How We Got It Cheaply, How We’re Taking It Global, How You May Be Able To Use It, or Use Our Strategies to Obtain Your Own Dataset Quickly and Cheaply.” Paper presented at 2015 Andrews Research Conference: Early Career Researchers in the Social Sciences. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 14 May 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. “The Beyond Beliefs Study: What Do Millennial Young Adults Really Think of Their Church’s Official Beliefs? Do They Even Know What These Beliefs Are?” Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, March 13, 2015.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Afterlife in the Apocalyptic Literature of Second Temple Period Judaism." Paper presented at the Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, 8 February 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. "Millennial Young Adults and their responses to the Ordination of Woman within the Seventh-day Adventist Church." Paper presented by Leanne M. Sigvartsen at the 11th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 6 February 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. "Millennial Young Adults and their responses to the Creation Fundamental." Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at the 11th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 6 February 2015.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. "Beyond Beliefs – What Millennial Young Adults Really Think of the 28 Beliefs of Adventism." Paper presented at the Andrews University Faculty Institute, Berrien Springs, MI, August 2014.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. "Seventh-day Adventist Identity Among Millennial Young Adults." Paper presented by Jan A. Sigvartsen at Adventism at the Crossroads: Adventist Identity and Eschatology. Spring Symposium of the Adventist Theological Society, Collegedale, TN, 18 April 2014.

Sigvartsen, Leanne M., Jan A. Sigvartsen, and Paul B. Petersen. "The Beyond Beliefs Study - Cohort 1: An Investigation Into the Knowledge and Attitudes Young Adults Have of the 28 Beliefs of Adventism." Paper presented by Leanne M. Sigvartsen and Jan A. Sigvartsen at the 10th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, 7 February 2014.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Repentance and Personal Responsibility in Ezekiel 18 and Its Inner-textual and Intertextual Contexts." Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, 20 November 2008.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Concept of 'The Chosen People' in the Three Monotheistic Religions." Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, February 2006.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "The Biblical Law of Nidah and Its Muslim Parallel." Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Toronto, Canada, 21 November 2002.

Academic Book Reviews

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Review of Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigrapha: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. [Review of Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigrapha: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature]." Andrews University Seminary Studies 55, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 303-305.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Review of What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times. [Review of What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times]." Andrews University Seminary Studies 48, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 140-143.

Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Review of the Eden Narrative: A Literary and Religio-Historical Study of Genesis 2-3. [Review of the Eden Narrative: A Literary and Religio-Historical Study of Genesis 2-3]." Andrews University Seminary Studies 46, no. 2 (Fall 2008): 291-293.

 Encyclopedia Entries

 Sigvartsen, Jan A. "Hasmoneans;" "Inter-Testamental Period;" "Ptolomies;" "Seleucids;" and "Septuagint."  In The Archaeological Bible Project. Madrid, Spain: Safeliz, forthcoming.

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