Mark George

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Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

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



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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