Amy Erickson

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Director of the Master of Theological Studies Program

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Education

  • B.A., Bates College
  • M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Bio

Amy Erickson is professor of Hebrew Bible and the director of the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at the Iliff School of Theology. She has a BA from Bates College, an MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Erickson teaches a range of courses in biblical interpretation, including The Body and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, The Hebrew Bible and Ecology, and Jonah and Its Afterlives. Her research interests include Hebrew poetry, poetic and mythological texts in ancient West Asian literature, and the history of interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.

Erickson has recently completed a commentary on the book of Jonah and its history of interpretation entitled Jonah: Introduction and Commentary (Illuminations; Eerdmans, 2021 — https://eerdword.com/jonah-introduction-and-commentary/), and has written articles on Job, Jonah, the Psalms, Zechariah, and Amos for academic journals and edited volumes. She is a regular contributor to workingpreacher.org, the Huffington Post ON Scripture, The Christian Century, and The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter).

Additional Links

interview with Eerdmans Pub. : https://eerdword.com/erickson/

Update existing links to working preacher with these more recent pieces, also from working preacher

Commentary on Psalm 146 (Sept 29, 2019) https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-26-3/commentary-on-psalm-146-12

Commentary on Psalm 121 (October 20, 2019)
https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-29-3/commentary-on-psalm-121-7

Commentary on Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-27/commentary-on-exodus-201-4-7-9-12-20-2