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
Joshua, Judges and Ruth
Articles and Chapters
Green, Joel, Jacqueline Lapsley, Rebekah Miles, and Allen Verhey, eds. “Equality, “Virginity,” “Incest.” Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Baker Academics, 2012.
Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob, ed. “Joshua.” The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible. Vol. 3. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008.
“The ‘Biblical View’ of Marriage?” Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World.
“Wonderful/Difficult: Ambiguity, Poetics, and the Knowledge of God in Psalm 139.” A God So Near. Ed. Brent A. Strawn and Nancy R. Bowen. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2003.
“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.” Biblical Law, Gender, and Feminist Hermeneutic. Ed. Rachel Magdalene and Athalya Brenner. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 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.
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