Gary N. Knoppers

Gary N. Knoppers

Endowed Professor

Primary Field of Study: Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity


Ph.D. Harvard University

Research and Training Interests

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History, Chronicles, and Ezra-Nehemiah


I Chronicles. Anchor Yale Bible 12. New York: Doubleday, 2004.

Jews and Samaritans: The Origins and History of Their Early Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

With Richard Bautch, Covenant in the Persian Period: From Genesis to Chronicles. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

With Marvin Miller and Ehud Ben Zvi, The Economy of Ancient Judah in Its Historical Context. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

With Magnar Kartveit, The Bible, Qumran, and the Samaritans. de Gruyter, 2018.


Gary Knoppers is the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Born in Canada, Knoppers received a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College College (1979), a M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1982), and a M.A. (1986) and Ph.D from Harvard University in Near Eastern Studies (1988). He is a past president of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (2003–2004) and President of the Biblical Colloquium (2009–2011). He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals, professional societies, and institutes, including Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Studia Samaritana, Vetus Testamentum, the Internationaler Exegetischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament, and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. His scholarly specializations include Hebrew scriptures, ancient historiography, ancient Near Eastern and biblical law, inner-scriptural exegesis, textual criticism, and the history of early Jewish and Samaritan relations. Professor Knoppers has lectured widely in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. He is under contract to produce a commentary on II Chronicles for the Yale Anchor Bible and a commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah for the Hermeneia series.



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