Mark George

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Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought

Phone: (303) 765-3168
Fax: (303) 777-0164
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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., University of Washington
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary


Mark K. George teaches courses in the Hebrew Bible, its history and background, and theories and methods of biblical interpretation. His primary research interests currently involve the critical analysis of social space in the Hebrew Bible and its material remains. Canonically, he works with texts in the Pentateuch and historical books, with occasional forays into the Writings.

His publications include Israel’s Tabernacle as Social Space (SBL, 2009), along with entries in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter), and Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, chapters in edited books, and articles in academic journals.

An active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is the organizer and chair of the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity Section. His current projects include organizing an interdisciplinary and international conference, titled “Meaningful Spaces,” with Dr. Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, of the University of Zurich, for April, 2011 on religion and space.

Representative courses:

  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
  • Hebrew Bible Literature: Genesis
  • Sacred Space in Comparative Perspective
  • The History of Israel
  • Justice in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East
  • Methods for Reading Biblical Texts

In the News

  • Huffington Post - Religion - November 04, 2011
    The Bible Seminar: Rescuing the Text

    Professors Mark George and Pam Eisenbaum will be a part of The Bible Seminar, Nov. 17-19, offered through the Westar Institute,
    home of the Jesus Seminar and Polebridge Press.

  • The Scribe, Student Newspaper for University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - February 28, 2011
    Prof. Mark George Keynote for “Experiencing Sacred Space and Time”

    Prof. Mark George, keynote speaker for “Experiencing Sacred Space and Time” conference through the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at UCCS, Feb. 22, 2011. Students were encouraged to partake in religious dialogue and to exercise their right to freedom of speech, even if it is controversial.

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