Graduate Theological Union

Steed V. Davidson

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Associate Professor of Old Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2007

Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 2005
M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary, 2004
STM, Boston University School of Theology, 1999
M.A., University of the West Indies, 1998
B.A. University of the West Indies, 1990

Phone: 510/559-2751

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern empires.
  • Postcolonial Biblical Hermeneutics.
  • Jeremiah Studies.
  • Early Persian Period Studies.
  • Exile, Diaspora and Displacement Studies and the Bible.
  • Textuality and Formation of the Hebrew Bible.

Selected Publications

  • Empire and Exile: Postcolonial Readings of the Book of Jeremiah. London: T & T Clark International, 2011.
  • “‘Exoticizing the Otter’: The Strange Case of the Rechabites in Jeremiah 35,” in Prophecy and Power: Jeremiah in Feminist and Postcolonial Perspectives. Eds. Christl Maier and Carolyn Sharp. London: T&T Clark, 2013.
  • “Gazing at Native Women: Rahab and Jael in Imperializing and Postcolonial Discourse,” in Postcolonialism and Hebrew Bible: The Next Step. Ed. by Roland Boer. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.
  • “Every Green Tree and the Streets of Jerusalem: Counter Constructions of Gendered Sacred Space in the Book of Jeremiah,” in Constructions of Space IV: Further Developments in Examining Social Space in Ancient Israel. Ed. Mark K. George. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • “Chosen Marginality as Resistance in Jeremiah 40:1-6,” in Jeremiah (Dis)Placed: New Directions in Writing/Reading Jeremiah. Eds. A.R. Pete Diamond and Louis Stulmann. London: T&T Clark, 2011.
  • "Leave Babylon: The Trope of Babylon in Rastafarian Discourse". Black Theology 6 (2008).