Honorary Member: Professor Carol A. Newsom


Professor Carol A. Newsom

Charles Howard Candler Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Professor Newsom studied under John Strugnell and Frank Cross at Harvard University in the late 1970s, and edited, for her dissertation, an unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls text, Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, (initially published by Scholars Press in 1985; subsequently in DJD XI).  Another longstanding interest has been in the book of Job, reflected in the New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary (1996) and in the monograph the Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (2003).

Email: cnewsom@emory.edu

Website: https://candler.emory.edu/faculty/emeriti-profiles/newsom-carol.html


Select Publications

Newsom,  C.A., Ringe, S., and Lapsley, J. (eds.),  Women’s Bible Commentary (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 3rd edition 2012)

Newsom, C.A., The Self as Symbolic Space. Constructing Identity and Community at Qumran (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 52 ; Leiden : Brill, 2004)

Newsom, C.A.,  Stegemann, H., and Schuller, E. (eds.), Qumran Cave 1.III: 1QHodayot (Discoveries in the Judean Desert 40; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Newsom, C.A., The Spirit within Me: Self and Agency in Ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library ; Yale: Yale University Press, 2021).