Dr. Peter Altmann

Peter Altmann (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Affiliate Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Seminary. Peter grew up in Reno, NV and studied German at the University of Washington (Seattle). He worked briefly as an investment consultant in Austria before a stint with a church in South Africa. He completed a MDiv at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology before doctoral studies at Princeton Seminary. He spent six years as an instructor and researcher in OT at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) before returning to Reno, where he directs ROOTS for Christian Growth.

Peter’s publications have focused around two topics in the OT: meals and economics. His dissertation appeared as Festive Meals in Ancient Israel (2011), which has been followed by publications on feasting, famine, and related topics. In Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts (2016) he investigates ancient economics, especially in the Persian period of Ezra and Nehemiah.