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Race, Racialization, and the Hebrew Bible with Dr. Amy Erickson

February 27, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

Come for a light meal, listen to an informative lecture, stay for a challenging discussion, and leave inspired to work for justice.

Pulpit+ Exchange

Iliff’s Pulpit+ Exchange Series (supported by the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative from Lilly Endowment Inc.) provides space for a diverse array of ordained clergy and lay leaders to gather for a meal and grapple with challenging issues. One of the main goals of the Pulpit+ Exchange is to build congregations who will authentically study, worship, walk, and act together across difference to create a just and equitable world.

About the Evening’s Agenda

Join other clergy and lay leaders for a light meal from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (MST). The lecture, Race, Racialization, and the Hebrew Bible: How the Queen of Sheba became “black and beautiful”, the mark of Cain came to sanction slavery, and Hagar emerged as a womanist icon, with Dr. Amy Erickson, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Director of the Master of Theological Studies Program, will begin at 5:30 pm.

About the Lecturer

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/

Commentary on Psalm 146 (Sept 29, 2019)


Commentary on Psalm 121 (October 20, 2019)


Commentary on Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20




February 27, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST


Iliff School of Theology


Iliff School of Theology
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Denver, CO 80210 United States
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