Julie Faith Parker

assistant Professor of old testament

JFP - Trinity 1
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some people fear that academic study of the Bible will shake their faith – yet the Word of God can easily withstand whatever questions our inquiring minds may bring to bear upon it. Indeed, as our knowledge of the Bible grows, we fall more deeply in love with this cherished text.

--Julie Faith Parker


B.A., Hamilton College; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary (New York); Pastorates: Associate Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church in Valley Stream, NY; Protestant Chaplain, Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School, 2002; Ph.D., Yale University, 2009; Lecturer, Yale Divinity School, 2010; Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College, 2010-2012; Adjunct Professor: Fordham University, Andover Newton Theological School, Fairfield University, New York Theological Seminary (teaching at Sing Sing Prison), 2012-14; Faculty Fellow, Colby College, 2014-15; Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary 2015 - .

Areas of Expertise

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Spanish
  • Children in the Bible
  • Feminist interpretation of biblical texts
  • Ancient near Eastern languages and cultures

recent academic PUBLICATIONS

  • "My So Called Biblical Life: Imagined Stories from the World's Best-Selling Book. Editor and Contributing Writer. Foreword by Mark Allan Powell. Eugene, Or.: Wipf and Stock, 2017.
  • "Children in the Hebrew Bible." In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Ed. Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press (2016).
  • "Children in Biblical Narrative and Childist Biblical Interpretation." With Kathleen Gallagher-Elkins. Pages 422-433 in Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative. New York:Oxford University Press (2016).
  • Book Review of, The Days of Our Years: A Lexical Semantic Study of the Life Cycle in Biblical Israel by Milton Eng. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 464. New York: T & T Clark, 2011. Review of Biblical Literature 6 (2016).
  • "Embrace the Bible's Children: A Call to Seminarians, Pastors, and Scholars." Trinity Seminary Review 35 (2016): 11-22.
  • Book review, The Power of Children: The Construction of Christian Families in the Greco-Roman World by Margaret Y. MacDonald. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2014. Review of Biblical Literature 2 (2016).
  • “Remembering the Dismembered: Piecing Together Meaning from Stories of Women and Body Parts in Ancient Near Eastern Literature,” Biblical Interpretation 23 (2015): 174-190. 
  • Book review, Give Me Children or I Shall Die: Children and Communal Survival in Biblical Literature by Laurel W. Koepf-Taylor. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77.1 (2015): 141-42.
  • Book review, Children in the Bible: A Fresh Approach by Anne Richards. London: SPCK, 2013. Theology 118.1-2 (2015): 41.
  • “Children in the Hebrew Bible” in Bible Odyssey series of the Society of Biblical Literature (first published 2014) http://www.bibleodyssey.org/en/passages/related-articles/children-in-the-hebrew-bible
  • Valuable and Vulnerable: Children in the Hebrew Bible, Especially the Elisha Cycle. Brown Judaic Study Series 355; Providence, RI: Brown University, 2013.
  • “Blaming Eve Alone: Translation, Omission, and Implications of immah in Genesis 3:6b.” Journal of Biblical Literature 132.4 (2013): 729-47.
  • “QUEENS and Other Female Characters: Feminist Interpretations of Kings.” Pages 135-149 in Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect. Volume 1: Biblical Books. Edited by Susanne Scholz. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
  • “Child, Children.” Pages 83-84 in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 5: Charisma – Czaczkes. Edited by Dale C. Allison, Jr. et al. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2012.
  • Book review, Women’s Lives in Biblical Times by Jennie R. Ebeling. London: T & T Clark, 2010. Interpretation 65.3 (2011): 304-5.
  • “You Are a Bible Child: Exploring the Lives of Children and Mothers through the Elisha Cycle.” Pages 59-69 in Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives. Edited by Elizabeth A. McCabe. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2009.
  • “Women Warriors and Devoted Daughters: The Powerful Young Woman in Ugaritic Narrative Poetry.” Ugarit-Forschungen 38 (2008): 557-75.
  • Book review, Esther by Linda M. Day. Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005. Horizons in Biblical Theology 29 (2007): 235-36.
Ecclesiastical and Educational Publications: 
  • “Preaching with the Enemy.” Pages 143-49 in Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil: Stories about the Challenges of Young Pastors. Edited by James Ellis. Macon, Ga.: Smyth & Helwys, 2015.
  • A Fabulous Relationship and How to Have One” in Orientation, Nashville: General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (2005). 
  • “A Burning Bush? A Heavenly Voice? Discerning God’s Call in Your Life” in Orientation, Nashville: General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (2004). 
  • “The Secret of Shalom” in Orientation, Nashville: General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (200). 
  • “Sermon Starters” in The Circuit Rider, United Methodist Church (September/October 2002). 
  • “When Good News Is Scarce,” in The Living Pulpit, January 2002. 
  • Everything You Need to Know about Decision-Making. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1996. Revised 1998. 
  • High Performance through Leadership. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1996. 
  • Everything You Need to Know about Living in a Shelter. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1995. 
  • Careers for Women as Clergy. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 1993. 
  • “Cristo, fuerza viviente de la mujer en Centroamérica,” in Teología desde la mujer en Centroamérica. San José, Costa Rica, 1989.