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Heather Macumber



Phone: 1-431-815-4313

Office: 3A38

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Heather Macumber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Macumber teaches courses predominantly in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. 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 2019

  • 121.10 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • 126.32 Special Studies in OT: Monsters in the Bible
  • 132.22 Early Christianity I: Jesus

Winter 2020

  • 123.31 The Prophets
  • 122.22 The Pentateuch
  • 125.32 Old Testament Apocalyptic
  • 152.30 Interpreting Old Testament Narrative

University of St. Michael's College (ON)

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


Tyndale Seminary (ON)

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


Queen's University (ON)

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



  • Providence University College, Faculty (since 2017)


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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)