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Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature
Department of Biblical Studies
321 Lenox House
Phone: 609.497.7934
Fax: 609.497.7728
Email: [email protected]



Choon-Leong Seow, Princeton Seminary’s Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature, earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University. An ordained Presbyterian elder, he specializes in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, the history of ancient Israelite religion, Northwest Semitic philology, and the history of biblical interpretation and reception. He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary Series, the Writings from the Ancient World series, and Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft. He teaches courses on the interpretation of Job, Hebraica, Daniel, Aramaic, and Northwest Semitic epigraphy.

Major Publications

Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy, with F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp and J.J.M. Roberts (Yale University Press, 2004)
Ecclesiastes, A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Anchor Bible 18c. (Doubleday, 1997)
Myth, Drama, and the Politics of David’s Dance, Harvard Semitic Monograph 46 (Scholars Press, 1989)