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Chip Dobbs-Allsopp

Professor of Old Testament

Chip Dobbs-Allsopp
Biblical Studies
324 Lenox House

Phone: 609.497.7924
Fax: 609.279.9485
[email protected]
Presbyterian

Profile
Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, holds an MDiv from the Seminary and a PhD 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).

Select 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)

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