Prof. Jacqueline E. LapsleyDean and VP of Academic Affairs; Prof. of Old Testament

    Research Profile

    Prof. Lapsley¹s primary research areas include Ezekiel, but also women in the Old Testament, as well as literary and theological approaches to Old Testament narratives, with a particular interest in theological anthropology and interdisciplinary connections between the Old Testament, ethics, and theology. She co-chairs the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group of the society of Biblical Literature.

    Teaching Profile

    Her courses cover sin and salvation in the Old Testament (and New Testament, team taught with Beverly Gaventa), women in Old Testament narratives, and Old Testament ethics. Much of her teaching focuses on the ways in which
    moral formation and identity are articulated in the scriptures. She is Presbyterian and teaches and preaches in her local congregation.

    Selected Publications

    Ezekiel: A Commentary. Old Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, under contract, 2012.

    Whispering the Word:  Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament. Louisville:  Westminster John Knox, 2005.

    Can These Bones Live?: The Problem of the Moral Self in the Book of Ezekiel. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 301. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2000.

    ed. with J. Green et al.: A Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, in preparation.

    ed. with M. Daniel Carroll R.: Character Ethics and the Old Testament: Moral Dimensions of Scripture. Louisville:  Westminster John Knox, 2007.

    “Selflessness is No Virtue: The Blending of Eudaimonic and Hedonic in an Isaianic Vision of Happiness,” in: B. Strawn (ed.): The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

    After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology in Honor of Carol A. Newsom. Co-editor, with Patricia K. Tull (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015).

    The Old Testament and Ethics: A Book-by-Book Survey.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. Co-editor, with Joel Green.

    A Women’s Bible Commentary, Revised, 3rd Edition (20th Anniversary Edition).  Louisville:  Westminster John Knox, 2012.  Co-editor, with Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe.

    “The Proliferation of Grotesque Bodies in Ezekiel:  The Case of Ezekiel 23.”  In Ezekiel: Current Debates and Future Directions (FAT 1; Mohr Siebeck, 2015).

    Bruce Birch, Jacqueline Lapsley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Larry Rasmussen, The Bible and Ethics in Christian Life, 3rd ed. (Fortress, 2018).



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