Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Phone: (303) 744-1287
Fax: (303) 777-0164
B.A., Bates College, 1992
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary, 2000
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2009
Amy Erickson’s teaching and scholarship is informed by her conviction that the Hebrew Bible is a rich resource for theological reflection.
Her research interests include Hebrew poetry, metaphor theory, theories of identity and the construction of the self, and poetic and mythological texts in ancient Near Eastern literature. Her dissertation, completed in 2009, explores the metaphor of God as enemy in Job’s speeches and the relationship of that metaphor to the biblical laments.
Erickson has written articles on Job and the Psalms. She is currently working on a commentary on the book of Jonah for a new series, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans, entitled Illuminations.
Much of her work relates to preaching Hebrew Bible texts and appears in Feasting on the Word (Westminster John Knox) and on the website, workingpreacher.org. In addition, her commentary article on Amos will appear in the 20th Anniversary edition of The Women’s Bible Commentary (edited by Jacqueline Lapsley, Carol Newsom, and Sharon Ringe).
- Introduction to Hebrew Bible
- Prophetic Literature
- Gender, Race, and Power in the Hebrew Bible
- Poetry in the Hebrew Bible