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LeAnn Snow Flesher

Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 841-1905 ext. 236
Degrees and Certifications

MPhil, PhD, Drew University
MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary
BA, University of Minnesota


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Biblical Laments
  • Apocalyptic Literature
  • Psalms
  • Hermeneutics/Global Perspective
  • Protest Literature of the Bible
Selected Publications
  • Why?... How Long?: Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, co-edited with Carol Dempsey and Mark Boda, T&T Clark, 2013.

  • "The Use of Female Imagery and Lamentation in the Book of Judith," Seeking the Favor of God: The Development and Impact of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism, Society of Biblical Literature Early Judaism and Its Literature, Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.

  • "A Time to Weep - A Time to Laugh," Interpretation, September 2006.

  • Left Behind? Facts Behind the Fiction, Judson, 2006.
  • "Mercy Triumphs over Judgment: James as Social Gospel," The Living Pulpit, June 2006.
  • "Job," IVP Women's Bible Commentary, Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.