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Micah Kiel

Associate Professor


Main Campus
Christ the King Chapel, LC110
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Kiel is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is active as a presenter in churches and parishes throughout eastern Iowa. He studied in Athens, Istanbul and Rome in 1996.  He was a volunteer teacher in Belize, Central America, in 1998-99. He enjoys travel, reading baseball, and spending time with his family (especially hiking and camping).

Dr. Kiel's research and specialities include the Book of Tobit and other Deuterocanonical literature, The Bible and modern culture, intertestamental Judaism, New Testament Theology, the Gospel of Mark.

Education and Training

PhD, MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

BA, St. John's University
Music Performance


Courses Taught

THEO 130 Introduction to Old Testament
THEO132 Introduction to New Testament
THEO 331 Songs, Stories, and Skepticism: Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period
THEO 332 Synoptic Gospels
THEO 333 The Theology of St. Paul
THEO 501 Old Testament I: Torah and Prophets
THEO 502 Old Testament II: The Writings
THEO 503 New Testament Letters
THEO 506 Johannine Literature
THEO 507 Synoptic Gospels


Recent Publications

The Whole Truth: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit (Library of Second Temple Studies 82: London: T&T Clark, 2012).
"Tobit's Theological Blindness" in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 281-197.
"Tobit" in the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011): 785-786.
"Why Luther Liked Tobit" in Lutheran Forum 43 no. 4 (2009): 29-31.
"Tobit and Moses Redux" in Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 17 (2008): 83-98.
"Did Paul get Whacked? The Ending of the Sopranos and the Acts of the Apostles" in Society of Biblical Literature Forum 5 no. 6 (2007).


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Biblical Studies
  • Jewish apocalypticism
  • Deuterocanonical texts
  • The Bible and the Environment
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Ancient Greek Religion