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Dr. Heller

Roy L. Heller

Associate Professor of Old Testament



Ph.D., Yale University, 1998; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School, 1991; M.Div., Yale University Divinity School, 1990; B.S., Houston Baptist University, 1986

Teaching Specialties

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, biblical Hebrew, narrative criticism, ancient Near Eastern languages and literature

Research Interests

Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, biblical theology, use of the Bible in ethics and theology

Selected Publications

::  Power, Politics, and Prophecy: The Character of Samuel and the Deuteronomistic Evaluation of Prophecy. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (London; New York: T&T Clark International, 2006).
:: Narrative Structure and Discourse Constellations: An Analysis of Clause Function in Biblical Hebrew Prose. Harvard Semitic Studies 55 (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004).
:: “Charles Cutler Torrey” and “Georg Albrecht Alt.” Historical Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2006).
:: “Hermeneutics and Red Riding Hood” and “Form Criticism of the Prophets and Modern American Poetry.” Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction. Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray, eds. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005).
:: “Hebrew Language.” Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005).