Associate Professor of Old Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
Lenox 321
Phone: 609.497.7855
Fax: 609.279.9485
Email: [email protected]
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 Jacqueline E. Lapsley is associate professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, and her Ph.D. from Emory University. She is interested in literary readings of the Old Testament narratives, the prophets, Old Testament ethics, and theological anthropology in the Old Testament. Her courses cover sin and salvation in the Old Testament, women in the Old Testament narratives, and Old Testament ethics. Associate Editor of A Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (forthcoming from Baker Academic). She is likewise co-editing with Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe, a revision of the Women’s Bible Commentary (forthcoming 2012 from Westminster/John Knox Press). She is also co-chair of the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group at SBL. Professor Lapsley is an ordained elder and teaches and preaches in congregations.

Major Publications

“A Feeling for God: Emotions and Moral Formation in Ezekiel.” In Character Ethics and the Old Testament: Appropriating Scripture for Moral Life, edited by M. Daniel Carroll R. and Jacqueline E. Lapsley (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007)

“Ezekiel Through the Spectacles of Faith.” In Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity II: Biblical Interpretation in the Reformed Tradition, edited by Michael Welker and Wallace M. Alston Jr. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007)

“Alternative Worlds: Reading the Bible as Scripture.” In Engaging Biblical Authority: Perspectives on the Bible as Scripture, edited by William P. Brown (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007)

Character Ethics and the Old Testament: Moral Dimensions in Scripture, coedited with M. Daniel Carroll R. (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007)

Whispering the Word: Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)

Can These Bones Live? The Problem of the Moral Self in the book of Ezekiel (de Gruyter, 2000)