Associate Professor of Old Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
Lenox 321
Phone: 609.497.7855
Fax: 609.279.9485
Email: [email protected]

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 Old Testament narratives, the prophet Ezekiel, Old Testament ethics, and theological anthropology in the Old Testament. Her courses cover sin and salvation in the Old Testament, women in Old Testament narratives, and Old Testament ethics. She coedited, with Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe, a revision of A Women’s Bible Commentary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012), was associate editor of A Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker Academic, 2011), and authored Whispering the Word: Hearing Women’s Voices in Old Testament (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005). She serves on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, and cochairs the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation section at the Society of Biblical Literature. Lapsley is an ordained Presbyterian elder and teaches and preaches in congregations.
Major Publications

A Women’s Bible Commentary, revised, 3rd edition (20th anniversary edition). coedited with Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
A Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, associate editor with Joel Green, Rebekah Miles, and Allen Verhey (Baker Academic, 2011).
“Body Piercings: The Priestly Body and the ‘Body” of the Temple in Ezekiel, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 1 (September 2012), 231–245.
“Ezekiel,” In The New Interpreter’s Bible One Volume Commentary, edited by Beverly Roberts Gaventa and David Petersen (Abingdon Press, 2010).
Whispering the Word: Hearing Womens 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 (Walter de Gruyter, 2000).