Dobbs Allsopp, Chip

Associate Professor of Old Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
324 Lenox House
Phone: 609.497.7924
Fax: 609.279.9485
Email: [email protected]


Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, associate professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, holds an M.Div. from the Seminary and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching interests include Hebrew poetry (especially Lamentations, Song of Songs, Psalms), integration of literary and historical methods of interpretation, postmodern thought and theology, Semitic languages and linguistics, and comparative study of Old Testament literature within its ancient Near Eastern context. He is currently at work on a monograph-length study of biblical poetry, provisionally entitled, Beyond Parallelism: Line, Rhythm, and the Reading of Biblical Poetry (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

Major Publications

Two Early Alphabetic Inscriptions from the Wadi el-Hol, with J.C. Darnell, M. Lundberg, P.K. McCarter, and B. Zuckerman. AASOR 59.2. (American Schools of Oriental Research, 2006)
Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy, with Concordance, with J.J.M. Roberts, C.L. Seow, and R. Whitaker. (Yale University Press, 2005)
Lamentations, Interpretation Bible Commentary Series. (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002)