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Peter Lanfer Bio

Peter Lanfer is an American professor at the University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A., who rose to fame after wedding Grey’s Anatomy famous actress called Sarah Drew. Peter has also served as a lecturer of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.

As of his educational background, he attended a Dartmouth College and graduated in 1998 with a bachelors’ degree in religion. After securing the degree, he joined Yale University Divinity School and obtained a master’s degree in religion in the year 2004. While teaching at UCLA, Peter Lanfer joined a Ph.D. program and graduated from it in 2010 with his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible.


As per his wife’s tweet on her twitter, Peter Lanfer celebrates his birthday on every September 29. He is believed to be around 50 or 51 since he has not yet revealed the day of his birth. We will update you when there is more information available, regarding his age.

Peter Lanfer UCLA

Peter Lanfer is one of the brilliant humans who has achieved lots of knowledge from many renowned Universities. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of California Los Angeles in 2010. Besides he has conducted many classes in the university while a student there and up to now, he is usually invited to give certain lectures.

The professor continues to teach some courses on a rotating basis including ‘Jerusalem and the Holy City’, ‘Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism’, ‘History of the End of the World’ and ‘ The Jewish Jesus’. He can be found in the humanities building on the UCLA campus. Peter focuses his research work on The Hebrew Bible, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The New Testament, and Patristics, or on the study of early Christian writers.

Net Worth

Peter Lanfer’s stint as a lecturer of Jewish Studies in an Ivy League school, Dartmouth College is the primary source of his net worth. Concerning his job as a lecturer, he might have earned a considerable amount of fortunes and wealth in hundreds to thousands of value.

In addition to that, the professor has published several articles like ‘Reading Sacredness into the Badly Behaving Bible,’ ‘Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3:22-24,’ ‘Review: E. A. Robbins,’ ‘The Storyteller and the Garden of Eden,’ ‘Biblica 95/4,’ and many more.

Besides being a lecturer, Peter savors the cherished life with his professional actress wife, who has the net worth of $3 million. As per, the mean salary of the lecturer is $49,758 per year. Other sources claim that Peter’s accumulated net worth is $100,000 and that he receives a salary of around $38,290 to  $168,270 yearly.

Peter Lanfer Occidental

At Occidental College, he is a non-tenure track assistant professor in Religious Studies. His areas of specialization are ancient Judaism and Christianity, early interpretations of the Bible in Jewish and Christian writings. Professor Lanfer’s work examines the cultural role of sacred literature in the dynamic expressions of Jewish and Christian communities in the Greek and Roman empires.

Peter is currently exploring the theological challenges presented by morally suspicious texts in the Hebrew Bible in his forthcoming manuscript Reading Sacredness in the Badly Behaving Bible. The professor teaches courses on Jewish and Christian histories and literature, apocalyptic and messianic movements in antiquity, as well as the archaeology and history of Jerusalem and Israel.

Peter Lanfer Sarah Drew

Peter and Sarah’s love story is a unique one and is quite relevant to classic love stories. The pair first met in a camp after which Peter wrote letters to Sarah for eight months. Afterward, the couple started dating long before Sarah was into acting. The duo finally got married on 2 July 2002 and are maintaining a successful married life.

Sarah Drew attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy Nominees party on September 14, 2018, when she touched on her romance with the UCLA lecturer. “We worked at a camp together as camp counselors, and then he wooed me with hand-written letters for eight months before we saw each other again. Super old-fashioned,” she told Us at the event, held at the Avra Beverly Hills Estiatorio.

“And what’s fun right now is, I’m in the middle of shooting a Christmas romantic comedy about two people falling in love through hand-written letters, which is why I kind of decided to go do that movie — because it reminded me of my story with my husband.”

The actress also revealed the way Lanfer proposed, “Our first date after eight months of correspondence was to take a train into Manhattan and see the play Wit with Judith Light starring in the role. It’s about a professor of the poetry of John Donne, and the week leading up to his proposal, he gave me a poem and a gift each day.

… The final one was supposed to be a poem by John Donne and then the ring, but I actually ruined it all because I like, patted him down and felt the ring box beforehand. It was so bad,” she admitted. “I just needed to know what was about to happen.”

“So I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t know. I don’t know if I’m ready. I mean … I am ready, I love you.’ And he’s like, ‘OK, this is not about creating a perfect moment. This is just about me telling you that I love you.’ And then he opened the box, and the ring actually went flying out and almost fell down the boardwalk into the sea never to be found again,” Drew continued.

“But we got it, and we threw it on my finger and hugged, and we’re just … crying all over each other. It was so beautiful, and that’s just who he is. He’s a romantic, through and through.”

Adding more joys to their married life, Peter Lanfer and Sarah Drew welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Micah Emmanuel Lanfer on 18 January 2012. Later, the family-of-three was blessed with a daughter, Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer on 3 December 2014.

However, the couple was not always showered with love and happiness as they underwent some hardship in their marital voyage because of the lack of communication. Though the pair wanted to part their ways, they bravely handled the situation and now have overcome the problem. They are living a happy life with two children.

Peter Lanfer Dartmouth

Peter graduated from Dartmouth college in 1998 with a bachelors’ degree in religion. He is often invited back to the college to give guest lectures as a professor of Jewish Studies. His invited lecture for Dartmouth College Religion Department Colloquium “Wielding Words: Using the Bible for love, health, and hate.” May 2011 was submitted for publication.

Another invited lecture of his is the “Gideon in Judges 7-8” for the Waterman Institute at Dartmouth College, which occasioned on April 26, 2011.


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