Jon L. Berquist
Visiting Professor of Old Testament
Graduate School of Theology
Graduate School of Theology
Jon L. Berquist has served as visiting professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary since 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Vanderbilt University. His scholarly expertise includes history and literature of the Persian period, embodiment and gender issues in the Hebrew Bible, and biblical interpretation using postcolonial methods, social-scientific approaches, and spatial theory. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Judaism in Persia’s Shadow and Controlling Corporeality, as well as more than 100 articles, chapters, essays, and academic papers. He has taught at many schools, including Claremont School of Theology, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Phillips Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister with standing in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Persian period and postexilic studies, biblical theology, gender and family in the Bible, critical geography, biblical cities, sociological methods, postcolonial interpretation.
Douglas A. Knight (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies), Editor Bloomsbury T&T Clark; Reprint edition (April 24, 2014)
Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods: Essays in Honor of Constructions of Space II: The Biblical City and Other
Imagined Spaces (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies), editor Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1 edition (October 15, 2008)
Approaching Yehud: New Approaches to the Study of the Persian Period, editor (SBL, 2007)
Surprises By The River: The Prophecy of Ezekiel, Wipf & Stock Pub; Reprint edition (March 15, 2006)
Ancient Wine, New Wineskins: The Lord’s Supper in Old Testament Perspective, Wipf & Stock Pub (March 15, 2006),
Reclaiming Her Story: The Witness of Women in the Old Testament, Wipf & Stock Pub (January 9, 2006)
Judaism in Persia’s Shadow: A Social and Historical Approach (Fortress Press, 1995; Wipf & Stock, 2003)
Controlling Corporeality: The Body and Household in Ancient Israel (Rutgers University Press, 2002)
Constructions of Space II: The Biblical City and Other Imagined Spaces (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies), co-editor (T. & T. Clark, 2008)
Incarnation (Understanding Biblical Themes) (Chalice Press, 2000)
Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods: Essays in Honor of Douglas A. Knight (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies), Co-Editor (T. & T. Clark, 2012)
Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics, and the New War, editor (Chalice Press, 2002)
ABCs of the Bible. Faith Crossings (Christian Board of Publication, 1998)
Constructions of Space I: Theory, Geography, and Narrative (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies), co-editor (T. & T. Clark, 2007)