portrait of Dr. Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson

Professor of Old Testament

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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

BA, Wesleyan University

MTS, Harvard Divinity School

PhD, Harvard University (2005)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Book(s):

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

 

Article(s):

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

 

PERSONAL

Vivian enjoys physical fitness activities, including weight lifting and Spinning. She is a lay member of The United Methodist Church.

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