brian rainey update

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
335 Lenox House
Phone: 609.497.3661
Fax: 609.279.9435
Email: [email protected]


Brian Rainey, assistant professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He is interested in ethnicity in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East, including anthropological, sociological and cognitive theories of “ethnicity” and their usefulness for the study of ancient societies. He is also particularly fascinated by the way in which modern Christian and Jewish communities bridge the gap between modern ethical concepts and the ethically problematic social context of the Bible. Other interests include Assyriology, biblical mythology and Christian theology, and the development of “monotheism” in the ancient world.