Jeremy Schipper

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible & Director of Graduate Studies160919_JeremySchipper-37
(215) 204-7252
613 Anderson Hall
1114 Polett Walk

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6090


Hebrew Bible, Disability Studies, Old Testament


Dr. Schipper’s research focuses on the Hebrew Bible. He is particularly interested in biblical narrative and the portrayal of disability in biblical and related ancient Near Eastern texts. He has published in a number of journals, including Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Vetus Testamentum among others. Currently, he is working on a commentary on the book of Ruth for the Anchor Bible series.

Selected Publications

  • 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.