Associate Professor of Old Testament
A native Philadelphian and alumna of Boston College (BA, Theology and Philosophy), Jaime L. Waters is Associate Professor of Old Testament. She holds graduate degrees from Yale Divinity School (MA, Religion) and Johns Hopkins University (MA, PhD, Near Eastern Studies). Dr. Waters is working on a commentary on the book of Jeremiah for the Wisdom Commentary Series (Liturgical Press) and a book on methods of biblical interpretation (Baker Academic). She is also a contributor at America Magazine. Before joining the STM faculty, Dr. Waters taught for nine years in the department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University.
The Core Narrative OT: Genesis to Kings
Introduction to Old Testament
Women in Scripture
“The Word” column in America: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture, 2019-2022.
What Does the Bible Say About Animals? Hyde Park: New City Press, 2022.
“The Belly: Phinehas’ Target in Numbers 25:8.” Conversations with the Biblical World XXXVII (2017): 38-55.
“Can I Have a Word?: Methods of Communication in Judges 6.” Antiguo Oriente 13 (2015): 169-82.
Threshing Floors in Ancient Israel: Their Ritual and Symbolic Significance. Emerging Scholars Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.