F. W. “Chip” Dobbs-Allsopp, MDiv '87, is the James Lenox Librarian and professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds a BA from Furman University (1984), an MDiv from the Seminary, and a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University (1992). He joined the faculty of the Seminary in 1999 after spending five years teaching at Yale University (1994-99). He loves sailing and poetry and has been known to enjoy a glass of wine. His research interests include the historical, philological, and literary study of biblical and ancient Near Eastern literature (with special focus on poetry and Northwest Semitic inscriptions). Dobbs-Allsopp’s most recent book is On Biblical Poetry (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a monograph-length study of the poetry of Walt Whitman, provisionally entitled, Divine Style: Walt Whitman and the King James Bible, a Biblical Scholar’s Perspective.
- On Biblical Poetry (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
- 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)