Graduate Theological Union

Robert B. Coote

Robert B. CooteSan Francisco Theological Seminary
Senior Research Professor of Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty

At GTU since 1975

Ph.D., Harvard, 1972
B.D. (M.Div.), Harvard, 1969
A.B., Harvard, 1966

Phone: 510/ 647- 9089

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Politics of Tribalism in Biblical History
  • The use of the Scriptures in the New Testament
  • Modernist biblical introduction

Selected Publications

  • “The Emergence of Israel Again,” forthcoming, Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2016.
  • “The Gospel of Mark: Baptism and Passover Initiation,” in Worship, Women, and War: Essays in Honor of Susan Niditch, Brown Judaic Studies, Scholars Press, 2015.
  • “Land,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology, Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “‘Let This House Be Healed’ (Psalm 51),” in Religion und Krankheit, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010.
  • “Back to the Future: The Old Testament and Its Interpretation in the Cross-Cultural World,” The Korean Journal of Old Testament Studies, 2010.
  • “Scripture and the Writer of Mark,” in The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres, Mohr Siebeck, 2010; reprinted Wipf & Stock, 2015.