Graduate Theological Union

Barbara Green

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Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

About this Concentration of Study

Students in this concentration work to develop competencies in broad-ranging aspects of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: in critical study of biblical and extra-biblical texts, in relevant ancient languages; in classic and contemporary methodological approaches, ancient and modern contexts, and interpretive frameworks. They show themselves prepared to engage, at a critical and creative level, the far-reaching interdisciplinary discourses that shape research and teaching in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

Family patriarch dies under mysterious circumstances in new biblically-influenced novel

Jake Lavarone seemed to spend his last days in a peaceful repose.

Barbara Green, O.P.

Barbara GreenDominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Professor of Biblical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1992

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union/University of California, Berkeley joint degree, 1980
M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 1976
B.A., Dominican College of San Rafael, 1969

Biblical Studies



Student Work


Sean D. Burke, Reading the Ethiopian
Eunuch as a Eunuch: Queering the
Book of Acts

A Love of Writing and Learning

Reacting to her recognition as the Graduate Theological Union’s 2011 Alumna of the Year, Barbara Green, O.P., (M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’80) said, “I wonder how I received this great honor. Some of my colleagues at GTU who are influential in such decisions were nice to put my name forward.” Green has been teaching as Professor of Biblical Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for twenty years.

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