Bachelor, Wartburg College, 1947; Bachelor's Degree, Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1951; Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957; postdoctoral studies, Harvard Division School, 1963-1964.
Instructor Greek, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa., 1952-1954; reference librarian, Princeton (New Jersey) Theological Seminary, 1957; missionary to India, Lutheran Church, 1957-1969; professor Old Testament and New Testament, Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, India, 1957-1969; treasurer, Gurukul Seminary, 1958-1969; librarian, Gurukul Seminary, 1962-1963; professor biblical and intertestmamental studies, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, since 1969. Visiting professor biblical studies United Theological College, Bangalore, India, 1981,Santal Theological Seminary in Benagaria, Santal Parganas, Bihar, India, 1985, Austin Presbyterian Theology Seminary, 1989. Co-founder, secretary Society Biblical Studies in India, 1965-1969.
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Married Alice Bast, May 29, 1949. Children: Bill, Barbara, Mary, Tim.