Roy Heller

Professor of Old Testament Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies

Dr. Heller




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

Research Interests

Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, Narrative Criticism, Rhetorical Criticism, Prophecy, Ambiguity in Literary Texts

Selected Publications

:: The Characters of Elijah and Elisha and the Deuteronomic Evaluation of Prophecy. (London; New York: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2018).

:: Conversations with Scripture: The Book of Judges.Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2011).

:: Power, Politics, and Prophecy: The Character of Samuel and the Deuteronomistic Evaluation of Prophecy.

:: Narrative Structure and Discourse Constellations: An Analysis of Clause Function in Biblical Hebrew Prose. Harvard Semitic Studies 55. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004).

:: "What is Abimelek Doing in Judges?"Pages 225-36 inRaising up a Faithful Exegete: Essays in Honor of Richard D. Nelson. K. L. Knoll and Brooks Schramm, eds. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010).