Heather Macumber


Associate Professor of Biblical Studies


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.







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)





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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