Heather Macumber

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Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Education

B.A.H., (History), Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 2002.
M.Div., (Biblical Studies), Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, ON, 2005.
Ph.D. (Old Testament/Hebrew Bible), University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, ON, 2012.

 

   

 

 

Professional

 

Teaching Fields

  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

  • Monster Theory

  • Women in the Bible

  • Ancient Israelite Religion (angelic figures; dream interpretation; Ugarit)

  • Ancient Jewish Literature outside the Hebrew Bible (esp. 1 Enoch; Jubilees; 4 Ezra)

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls

  • The Bible and popular culture

 

Professional Experience

2017 - Present: Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Providence University College

2013 - 2017: Adjunct Professor, Emmanuel College

2009 - 2016: Adjunct Professor, St. Michael's College

2009 - 2011: Adjunct Professor, Queen's University

 

Select Awards

  • Founders Prize (2008) – Awarded by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies for the best student essay

  • Hebrew Award, Tyndale Seminary (2004)

 

Professional Associations

  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

  • Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS)

  • Catholic Biblical Association (CBQ)

 

Publications

 

Dissertations:

Ph.D. Thesis “Angelic Intermediaries: The Development of a Revelatory Tradition”, 2012.

 

MDiv Thesis “Yahweh’s Protection and Rejection of Israel: The Harlot Metaphor in Ezekiel 16”, 2005.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Macumber, H. “The Threat of Empire: Monstrous Hybridity in Revelation 13.” Biblical Interpretation (Forthcoming).

Macumber, H. “A Monster without a Name: Creating the Beast known as Antiochus IV in

Daniel 7.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 15: Article 9 (2016). http://www.jhsonline.org/Articles/article_212.pdf (open access journal)

 

Chapters in a Collected Volume:

Macumber, H. “Monsters at Qumran” in Dead Sea Scrolls: Revise and Repeat (Forthcoming)

 

Personal Interests

 
  • Reading, Knitting, Gardening, Playing European strategy board games, Hiking

 

Course Information

 

Course Syllabi

121.11 Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology I

122.22 The Pentateuch

132.22 Early Christianity I: Jesus

 

 

 
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