Faculty Directory

Jaime L. Waters

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Selected Courses

  • Core Narrative: Genesis to Kings
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Prophets
  • The Bible and Ecology
  • Seminar: Jeremiah
  • Women in Scripture

Selected Publications

“A Biblical Model of Love.” Pages 73-80 in Fratelli Tutti: A Global Commentary. Studies in World Catholicism 13. Edited by William T. Cavanaugh, Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez, OP, Ikenna Ugochukwu Okafor, and Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, CM. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2024.

“Prophetic Tenacity.” Pages 62-74 in Do Black Lives Matter?: How the Christian Scriptures Speak to Black Empowerment. Edited by Lisa M. Bowens and Dennis R. Edwards. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2023.

“Pain and Provocation: A Social-Scientific Reading of Jeremiah 15.” Pages 127-135 in A Sage in New Haven: Essays on the Prophets, the Writings, and the Ancient World in Honor of Robert R. Wilson. Edited by Alison Acker Gruseke and Carolyn J. Sharp. Ägypten und Altes Testament, Band 117. Münster: Zaphon, 2023.

“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.

Editorial Positions

Journal of Biblical Literature, Editorial Board Member

The Bible Today, Associate Editor