Harry C. Piper Jr. Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ
Wesley Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary
Teaching and Research
- Hebrew Bible
- Feminist and liberationist biblical interpretation
- Gender and biblical law
Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World
Co-edited with Linda Day
Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006
Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Westminster Bible Companion
Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002
Articles and Chapters
“Equality,” “Virginity,” “Incest.” In Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, edited by Joel Green, Jacqueline Lapsley, Rebekah Miles, and Allen Verhey. Baker Academics, 2012.
“Joshua.” In The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible Volume 3, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008.
“The ‘Biblical View’ of Marriage?” In Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World.
“Wonderful/Difficult: Ambiguity, Poetics, and the Knowledge of God in Psalm 139.” In A God So Near, edited by Breht Strawn and Nancy Bowen. Winona, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2002.
“Women in the Sex Texts of Leviticus and Deuteronomy: A Comparative Conceptual Analysis,” by Deborah L. Ellens. Review of Biblical Literature, 2010.
“The Prestige of the Pagan Prophet Balaam in Judaism, Early Christianity and Islam,” edited by George H. van Kooten and Jacques van Ruiten. Biblical Interpretation, 2010.
“Judges and Ruth,” by Victor Matthews. Interpretation, 2006.
Academic Papers and Forthcoming Publications
“Mapping an Expanding Terrain: the Study of Gender and Biblical Law.” In Biblical Law, Gender, and Feminist Hermeneutic, edited by Rachel Magdalene and Athalya Brenner. Sheffield Phoenix, forthcoming.
Biblical Law and Ethics. With Patrick Miller and Guenter Stemberger, in progress.
Numbers. Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries Series. Nashville: Abingdon, in progress.
“Women as Legal Subjects.” Working paper presented at The Biblical Colloquium, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2008.
Contact Carolyn at 651.255.6132.