Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Hiebert, Theodore

In 2003, Ted Hiebert was named Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1995. Before joining McCormick's faculty, he taught at Harvard Divinity School, Louisiana State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Boston College, St. John's Seminary, Tabor College, and Numan Teachers College in Numan, Nigeria. Among the courses he regularly teaches at McCormick are Genesis, Isaiah, Job and Its Modern Interpreters, Biblical Perspectives on Nature, and Biblical Perspectives on Multiculturalism.

Hiebert has a Ph.D. in Classical Hebrew and Hebrew Scriptures from Harvard University, a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in English Literature from Fresno Pacific University. He has been an American Schools of Oriental Research/National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Ted's research has been primarily in the Pentateuch and the Prophets. His current projects include a commentary on Genesis for the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary series and a commentary on Joel for Hermeneia.

Ted is a member of the Mennonite Church and has served as pastor of the Boston Mennonite Congregation. He is a frequent lecturer and teacher in adult education programs in churches in the Chicago area. He has been a director of the Chicago Theological Initiative in Eco-Justice Ministry and is a consultant on theological education at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

Ted lives in Homewood, Illinois, with Paula Sharpe Hiebert, who teaches biblical studies at Loyola University and for the Archdiocese of Chicago. They have two children, Nicholas and Mary Claire.

Published Work
The Yahwist's Landscape: Nature and Religion in Early Israel (New York: Oxford, 1996)
God of My Victory: The Ancient Hymn in Habakkuk 3 (Atlanta: Scholars, 1986)
Co-editor (with Prescott Williams), of Realia Dei: Essays in Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Edward F. Campbell, Jr. (Atlanta: Scholars, 1999).

Entries in The New Interpreter's Bible, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to the Bible, and The Books of the Bible.

B.A., Fresno Pacific College
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Harvard University

B 300: Intro to Biblical Studies
B 322: Intro to Hebrew Exegesis II
B 400: Intro to the Old Testament
B 497: Middle East Trip: Egypt and the Bible

Ted Hiebert
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Field of Study:
Old Testament, Hebrew