Jeremy Schipper

Professor of Religion & Director of Graduate StudiesSchipper
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Hebrew Bible, Disability Studies, Old Testament


Dr. Schipper’s research focuses on the Hebrew Bible. He has published in a number of academic journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Vetus Testamentum among others.  Currently, he is writing a book with his Temple colleague Nyasha Junior titled Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon under contract with Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications

  • Ruth: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.  Anchor Yale Bible 7D. Yale University Press, 2016.
  • Disability and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Disability Studies and Biblical Literature. Co-edited with Candida R. Moss; Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • This Abled Body: Rethinking Disability and Biblical Studies. Co-edited with Hector Avalos and Sarah Melcher. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.
  • Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible: Figuring Mephibosheth in the David Story. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 441. New York: T & T Clark, 2006.