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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.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Chaplain at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Khristi Adams, Class of 2008

“At Princeton, we had precept groups—we’d engage text and debate. That gave me confidence to have those conversations anywhere.”