Faculty Directory

Andrew R. Davis

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Seminar: Genesis

Spring 2019

Introduction to the Old Testament
Women in Scripture

Other Courses

Calling out from the Depths: Jewish & Christian Interpretations of the Psalms--Module Course
Core Narrative
Job and Suffering
Post-Exilic Old Testament Books
Seminar: Isaiah
Genesis to Kings
The Book of Kings: Theology and Historiography

Selected Publications

Tel Dan in Its Northern Cultic Context (Society of Biblical Literature, 2013).

Exploring the Old Testament: Creation, Covenant, Prophecy, Kingship  (Twenty-Third Publications, 2018).

The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in Ancient Israel and the Near East (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah: Prophets of Renewal during the Exile (Paulist Press, in progress).

Journal Articles
“A Near Eastern Treaty Parallel to Ezekiel’s Dry Bones,” Vetus Testamentum 68 (2018): 337-345.

“Eden Revisited: A Literary and Theological Reading of Genesis 18:12-13,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016): 611-31.

“Re-reading 1 Kings 17:21 in Light of Ancient Medical Texts,” Journal of Biblical Literature 135 (2016): 465-81.

“Recent Research on the Megilloth” (written with Amy Erickson), Currents in Biblical Research, 14 (2016): 298-318.

“Wrestling Jacob in the Book of Genesis and August Wilson’s Fences,” Literature and Theology 29 (2015): 47-65.

“Hidden Treasure in Job 14:17,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 421-35.

“The Literary Effect of Gender Discord in the Book of Ruth,” Journal of Biblical Literature 132 (2013): 495-513.

“Translating חנם in Job 1:9 and 2:3: On the Relationship between Job’s Piety and his Interiority” (written with Tod Linafelt), Vetus Testamentum 63 (2013): 627-39.

"‘Answer me properly!’: Diplomatic Strategy and Subterfuge in the Treaty Texts from Mari,” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 50 (2013): 243-54.

Other Publications
“Job” (30,000 words), forthcoming in The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press).

“Spirit, Wind, or Breath: Reflections on the Old Testament,” in The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire (Paulist Press, 2017), 63-72.

“Ruth and Esther as the Thematic Frame of the Megilloth,” in Megilloth Studies: The Shape of Contemporary Scholarship (ed. B. Embry; Sheffield Phoenix, 2016), pp. 7-19.

“Ordeal (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Ancient Near East),”forthcoming in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (de Gruyter).

“Oracle (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament),” forthcoming in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (de Gruyter).

“Oaths and Vows,” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (ed. Brent Strawn; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), vol. 2, pp. 149-56.

Weekday Homily Helps (St. Anthony Messenger Press), ongoing.  Contributions includes: 4th Week of Advent; Christmas Octave; 3rd Week of Lent; 2nd, 6th, and 7th Weeks of Easter; 1st, 8th, 14th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 34th Weeks in Ordinary Time.

“1 Kings” (16, 250 words), in progress for The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Bloomsbury T & T Clark).

“Biblical Exegesis as Interreligious Dialogue and Spiritual Practice,” forthcoming in Words to Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement (Orbis Books).

“Sacred/Ritual Times,” forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook on Ritual and Worship (ed. Samuel Balentine; Oxford: Oxford University Press).

“Family Religion in Ancient Israel,” forthcoming in Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament: Cultural, Historical, and Social Conexts (Baker Academic).