Walter A. Maier III, Ph.D.

Professor of Exegetical Theology


Dr. Walter A. Maier III received his A.A. from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1972), B.A. from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1974), M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (1978), and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1984). He taught in the Theology Department of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois (1984-1989; chairman, 1989).

Dr. Maier joined the Exegetical Department of Concordia Theological Seminary in November 1989, and specializes in Hebrew and Old Testament studies. He was assistant pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne from December 1989 through November 1992. His doctoral dissertation on Asherah, a Canaanite goddess, was published in 1986 in the Harvard Semitic Monographs series. He contributed a number of articles to the Anchor Bible Dictionary; and he has published articles in various journals. Dr. Maier is also one of the regular preachers on the syndicated television program Worship for Shut-ins.