Hebrew Bible, Disability Studies, Old Testament


Dr. Schipper’s research focuses on the Hebrew Bible. He has published in a number of leading journals, including Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Vetus Testamentum among others. Currently, he and Nyasha Junior are working on a book under contract with Oxord University Press titled Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon. His has received a number of honors for his research, including most recently the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for his next research project , Denmark Vesey s Bible: Biblical Interpretation and the Trial that Changed a Nation. He will be on leave during the 2018-19 academic year.

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.

Media Mentions

Jeremy Schipper Publishes Article in The Wall Street Journal
via The Wall Street Journal on February 19, 2022

Jeremy Schipper Publishes Article in The Wall Street Journal

Jeremy Schipper, Professor of Religion, published an article in the Wall Street Journal titled Denmark Vesey's Fraught Legacy - After two...

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via On Script on December 02, 2020

Jeremy Schipper Podcast Interview on Book Black Samson

 Jeremy Schipper and Nyasha Junior trace the life of ...