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Heather Macumber

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Heather Macumber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Macumber teaches courses predominantly in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Whether students are studying the Pentateuch, Wisdom Literature or the Prophets, the goal in each course is to draw students into the complexity and wonder of scripture. Her research interests, though seemingly eclectic, all involve the intersection of the divine and earthly spheres. She is currently writing a book exploring monsters in John's Apocalypse using the interdisciplinary method of Monster Theory.

Fall 2018

  • 121.11 Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology I
  • 154.21 Bible and the Arts
  • 152.30 Interpreting Old Testament Narrative

Winter 2019

  • 123.31 The Prophets
  • 124.32 Wisdom Poetry II: Wisdom Literature
  • 134.32 Revelation
  • 126.32 Special Studies in OT: Monsters in the Bible

University of St. Michael's College (ON)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

2012

Tyndale Seminary (ON)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Biblical Studies

2005

Queen's University (ON)

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), Honours, History

2002

Present

  • Providence University College, Faculty (since 2017)

Past

  • Emmanuel College (Toronto, ON), Adjunct Professor (2013-2017)
  • St. Michael's College (Toronto, ON), Adjunct Professor (2009-2016)
  • Queen's University (Kingston, ON), Adjunct Professor (2009-2011)

Professional Associations

  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS)
  • Catholic Biblical Association (CBA)

Select Awards

  • Founders Prize - Awarded by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies for the best student essay (2008)
  • Hebrew Award, Tyndale Seminary (2004)

Dissertations

  • Ph.D. Thesis "Angelic Intermediaries: The Development of a Revelatory Tradition", 2012.
  • M.Div. Thesis "Yahweh's Protection and Rejection of Israel: The Harlot Metaphor in Ezekiel 16", 2005.

Books

  • Macumber, H. Monstrous Visions: Hybridity and Liminality in John's Apocalypse. Lexington/Fortress (In Progress).

Peer Reviewed Articles

Chapters in a Collected Volume

  • Macumber, H. “Monsters at Qumran” in Dead Sea Scrolls: Revise and Repeat (Forthcoming)