portrait of Dr. Thomas Dozeman

Thomas B. Dozeman

Professor of Old Testament


Tom teaches Hebrew Bible and language courses.  His research interests are in the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets, and Biblical Theology.



BA, Calvin College (1975)

MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary (1978)

MPhil and PhD, Columbia University (1983, 1985)




Introduction to the Pentateuch. Introducing Israel’s Scriptures: Fortress Textbooks in Old Testament Studies. Minneapolis: Fortress/Augsburg, 2017.

Joshua: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The Anchor Yale Bible. Volume 6A. Edited by John J. Collins. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.

Methods in Biblical Interpretation: The Book of Exodus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Exodus. The Eerdmans Critical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination. Oxford: Oxford Press, 2008.

A Farewell to the Yahwist?: The Composition of the Pentateuch in Recent European Interpretation. Thomas B. Dozeman and Konrad Schmid, Editors. Society of Biblical Literature, 2006.
God at War: Power in the Exodus Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

God on the Mountain. Scolars Press, 1989.



“The Midianites in Numbers.” In Studies in Leviticus and Numbers, edited by T. Römer, pp. 261 – 84. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2008.

“Mapping Biblical Geography.” In Constructions of Space: Theory, Geography, and Narrative, edited by C. Camp and J. Berquist, pp. 104 – 28. Volume 1. London: T. & T. Clark, 2008.

“Place and Character in the Birth Story of Moses.” In Character Ethics in the Old Testament: Moral Dimensions of Scripture, edited by M. Daniel Carroll R. and Jacqueline E. Lapsley,
pp. 27 – 36. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.

“Exodus 32 in the Context of the Enneateuch.” Auf dem Weg zur Endgestalt von Genesis bis II Regnum: Festschrift Hans-Christoph Schmitt zum 65. Geburtstag am 11.11.2006, edited by Martin Beck and Ulrike Schorn, pp. 175 – 189. BZAW 370. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2006.

“Geography and History in Herodotus and in Ezra-Nehemiah.” The Journal of Biblical Literature 123 (2003): 449 – 466.

“The Holiness of God in Contemporary Jewish and Christian Biblical Theology.” In God’s Word for Our World: Biblical Studies in Honor of Simon J. De Vries, edited by J. Harold Ellens, Deborah L. Ellens, Rolf Knierim, and Isaac Kalimi, pp. 24 – 36. London: T & T. Clark, 2003.

“Geography and Ideology in the Wilderness Journey from Kadesh through the Transjordan.” In Abschied vom Jahwisten: Der vorpriesterliche Tetrateuch in der jüngsten Diskussion, edited by Jan Christian Gertz, Konrad Schmid, Markus Witte, pp. 173 – 190. BZAW. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2002.

“Hosea and the Wilderness Wandering Tradition.” In Rethinking the Foundations. Historiography in the Ancient World and in the Bible. Essays in Honour of John Van Seters, edited by Steven McKenzie and Thomas Römer, pp. 55 – 70. BZAW 294. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000.

“Masking Moses and Mosaic Authority in the Pentateuch.”
The Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000): 21 – 43.



2017- Steering Committee, Deuteronomistic History Section, The Society of Biblical Literature

2017- Associate Editor, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, The Catholic Biblical Association

2016- Editorial Board Member, Ancient Israel and Its Literature Monograph Series, The Society of Biblical Literature

2011- Associate Editor, Catholic Biblical Monograph Series, The Catholic Biblical Association

2005- Member, Constructs of Religion in the Ancient Near East, The Catholic Biblical Association

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