Faculty Directory

Andrew R. Davis

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Selected Courses

Fall 2021

Introduction to Old Testament
Core Narrative

Spring 2022

Women in Scripture
Jewish & Christian Interpretations of Psalms

Selected Publications


Reconstructing the Temple: The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in Ancient Israel and the Near East (Oxford University Press, 2019)

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

Tel Dan in Its Northern Cultic Context (SBL Archaeology and Biblical Studies series, 2013)

Overreading Amos: Prophetic Audience, Entrapment, and Identity (under review with Cambridge University Press)

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

Peer-reviewed Articles

“Amos Overheard: Amos 7:10-17, its Addressees, and its Audience,” under review.

“Eminent Domain and its Discontents: Royal Ideology and Resistance at Dur-Sharrukin and Naboth’s Vineyard,” in progress. 

“A Biblical View of Covenants Old and New,” Theological Studies 81 (2020): 631-648.

“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.

Invited Works

“The Blessings and Curses of Deuteronomy 27-28,” The Bible Today 56 (2018): 171-177.

“Tel Dan: A Temple at the Source of the Jordan River,” The Bible Today 50 (2012): 178-184.

  • PsalmSeason (http://ifyc.org/interfaithamerica/psalmseason), 18 introductions written for a weekly interreligious study of the Psalms.
  • Weekday Homily Helps (St. Anthony Messenger Press), ongoing contributor of exegetical notes for weekday readings.
  • Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press), ongoing contributor of “Within the Word” essays.


 “1 Kings,” forthcoming in The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century: Third Fully Revised Edition (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021).

“Job,” in The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018), pp. 426-462.

Contributions to Edited Volumes 

“The Way of Knowing Sought: A Biblical Reflection,” in progress for Formative Theological Education.

“The End of Humiliation in LXX Isaiah 40,” forthcoming in a Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series volume.

“Disability and Advocacy in the Book of Job,” forthcoming in Sacred Troubling Topics (ed. Roberta Sabbath; de Gruyter).

“Sacred/Ritual Times,” in The Oxford Handbook on Ritual and Worship (ed. Samuel Balentine; Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 195-206.

“Biblical Exegesis as Interreligious Dialogue and Spiritual Practice,” in Words to Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement (ed. Or Rose, Homayra Ziad, and Soren Hessler; Orbis Books, 2018), pp. 129-138.

“Family Religion in Ancient Israel,” in Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament (ed. Jonathan Greer, John Hilber, and John Walton; Baker Academic, 2018), pp. 375-380.

“Spirit, Wind, or Breath: Reflections on the Old Testament,” in The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire (ed. Richard Lennan and Nancy Pineda-Madrid; Paulist Press, 2017), 63-72.

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