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Vivian Johnson


Professor of Old Testament
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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  • Teaching and Research

    Vivian’s teaching and research interests include Biblical Hebrew, literary interpretations of biblical stories, especially those pertaining to women, ancient Near Eastern cultures, and the history of interpretation of David. Her current project seeks to uncover positive interpretations of Job’s wife by connecting her to the Wise Women of ancient Israel.

  • Education

    B.A., Wesleyan University

    M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School

    Ph.D., Harvard University (2005)

  • Publications

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    David in Distress: His Portrait through the Historical Psalms (London: T & T Clark International), 2009.

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    “The Letter of Jeremiah," in Biblia Africana (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2009.

  • Personal Life

    Vivian enjoys physical fitness activities, including weight lifting and Spinning.

    She is lay member of United Methodist church.