Joseph Blenkinsopp

Joseph  Blenkinsopp

Professor Emeritus


D.Phil. University of Oxford

Research and Training Interests

Selected Publications

Abraham: The Story of a Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015.

David Remembered: Kingship and National Identity in Ancient Israel. Eerdmans, 2013

Creation Un-Creation Re-Creation. A Discursive Commentary on Genesis 1-11 (New York & London: Continuum, 2011)  

Judaism. The First Phase (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008);

Opening the Sealed Book. Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006)



Born in Durham, England. Taught at International Theological College, Romsey, U.K., Chicago Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University and University of Notre Dame from 1970; Guest-Professor at Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1998.  Member of several learned societies including Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Study of the Old Testament (U.K., President 1999-2000), Catholic Biblical Association (President 1988-1989), European Association of Biblical Studies.  ATS Research grant 1978, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford 1982-1983 with NEH grant, Mellon Retiree Research Grant 2005-2006.  Excavated at Tel Dan, Israel 1977 and at Capernaum, Israel  with Notre Dame University support 1980-1987. Rector of Ecumenical Institute, Tantur, Israel, 1978.