Gerhard Hasel

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Gerhard Hasel
BornGerhard Franz Hasel
Utah, USA
OccupationSeventh-day Adventist Theologian

Gerhard Franz Hasel (1935–1994) was a Seventh-day Adventist theologian, and Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology as well as Dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.

Hasel's childhood experiences in Nazi Germany are recounted in the book A Thousand Shall Fall, written by his younger sister, Susi Hasel Mundy. He married Hilde Schafer, who also survived the war. Gerhard and Hilde had 3 children. Hasel died in a car accident in Utah in 1994.[1]

He authored Old Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate and New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate where he suggests there are ten different methodologies at use in the history of Old Testament Theology.[2] He also wrote a commentary on the book of Amos published by Baker Book House.

He also wrote several non-scholarly books, published by Seventh-day Adventist church publishing houses, on the biblical theology of the Remnant.

Theology and research interests[edit]

Hasel had a research interest in the theme of the remnant. He wrote the "Remnant" article for the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. His book on the subject is one of just four references listed in the Anchor Bible Dictionary article on the remnant.[3]

Hasel was also known for his conservative views. Hasel espoused a "high view" of inspiration and was opposed to the use of the "purely" historical-critical method of Biblical scholarship.[4]

See also[edit]


  • Understanding the Book of Amos. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1991. ISBN 0-8010-4353-0.


  1. ^ Zinke, E. Edward (Autumn 1994). "The President's Page: Tribute in Honor of Gerhard F. Hasel". Journal of the Adventist Theological Society. 5 (2): 1.
  2. ^ Paul R. House, Old Testament Theology (Downers Grove, Il.: InterVarsity)
  3. ^ "Remnant". Anchor Bible Dictionary V:669
  4. ^ G. Hasel, Understanding the Living Word of God (Mountain View, Cal.: Pacific Press, 1980), 24-28

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Preceded by
Jack Blanco
President of the Adventist Theological Society
1981–1988[dubious ]
Succeeded by
C. Raymond Holmes