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Justin Michael Reed

PhD Candidate | Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

Justin Michael Reed
Biblical Studies
Justin.Reed@ptsem.edu

Profile
Justin Michael Reed is a PhD candidate in biblical studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned a MTS in Hebrew Bible from Harvard Divinity School and a BA in African and African American Studies from Stanford University. His interests include ethnicity in the Hebrew Bible, inner-biblical interpretation, Bible in popular culture, and reception history. His dissertation research explores the history of consequences of Genesis 9:18-29 and proposes a new interpretation of Noah’s Curse.

Dissertation
The Injustice of Noah’s Curse and the Presumption of Canaanite Guilt: A New Reading of Genesis 9:18-29

Committee
Dennis T. Olson (chair)
Brian Rainey
Choon-Leong Seow (Vanderbilt Divinity School)

Select Publications

  • “‘How—how is this just?!’: How Aronofsky and Handel Handle Noah’s Curse.” Pages 145-160 in Noah as Antihero: Darren Aronofsky’s Cinematic Deluge. Edited by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch and Jon Morgan. New York: Routledge, 2017.

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Danielle Shroyer, Class of 1999

“To be in a community where I got to hear so many different perspectives—that was profound for me. I’m grateful for the curiosity, for the practice of learning that was cultivated for me at Seminary.”