Graduate Theological Union

LeAnn Snow Flesher

American Baptist Seminary of the West
Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1994

MPhil, PhD, Drew University
MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary
BA, University of Minnesota

Phone: 510/841-1905 ext. 236

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Wisdom Literature
  • Biblical Laments
  • Apocalyptic Literature
  • Psalms
  • Hermeneutics/Global Perspective
  • Protest Literature of the Bible

Selected Publications

  • Why?... How Long?: Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, co-edited with Carol Dempsey and Mark Boda, T&T Clark, 2013.
  • "The Use of Female Imagery and Lamentation in the Book of Judith," Seeking the Favor of God: The Development and Impact of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism, Society of Biblical Literature Early Judaism and Its Literature, Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.
  • "A Time to Weep - A Time to Laugh," Interpretation, September 2006.
  • Left Behind? Facts Behind the Fiction, Judson, 2006.
  • "Mercy Triumphs over Judgment: James as Social Gospel," The Living Pulpit, June 2006.
  • "Job," IVP Women's Bible Commentary, Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.