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Michael Graves, Ph.D.

Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies

On Faculty since 2004
BGH 547

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Hebrew Union College
M.Phil., Ph.D.

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Wheaton College

Muslims and Christians in Jewish Commentaries on Daniel from the 10th-12th Centuries CE (4th-6th Centuries AH)
The Center for Muslim & Christian Studies Houston - Inaugural Conference: Daniel, Islam, Apocalyptic, 2022

Origen's Hexapla in Jerome's Epistle 106
Text & Canon Institute Phoenix - Colloquium: Origen as Philologist, 2021

Jesus in the Gospels as Teacher of Torah: A Christian Reflection in Conversation with Rabbinic Literature
Denver Seminary Biblical Studies Conference, 2020

The Gallican Psalter and the Hebrew: How the Original Can Influence a Secondary Version
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2019

Pronoun Shifts in the Hebrew Bible and Qur'an
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2019

Classical and Sacred Models for Jerome's Discourse on Translation
XVIII International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 2019

Biblical Motifs in Ibn Isḥāq’s Life of Muhammad
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical LIterature, 2017

Stylistic Criteria in Nöldeke's Chronology of Qur'anic Material in the Context of 19th Century Biblical Studies
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA, 2015

Jerome's Epistle 106: Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies in the Psalter
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA, 2015

Glimpses into the History of the Hebrew Bible Through the Vulgate Tradition
Fifth Centennial of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible: Editing the Hebrew Bible in the Variety of its Texts and Versions, Madrid, Spain, 2014


  • Jerome, the Ancient Versions, and Old Testament Interpretation
  • Patristic Biblical Interpretation
  • Rabbinic Biblical Interpretation
  • Ancient Christian Exegesis and the Classical Tradition
  • The Bible and the Qur'an
  • Old Testament Textual Criticism
  • Elementary Hebrew (HEBR 301)
  • Elementary Hebrew II (HEBR 302)
  • Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR 401x)
  • Hebrew Exegesis (BITH 635)
  • Biblical and Targumic Aramaic (BITH 558)
  • Introduction to Syriac (BITH 695)
  • OT Literature and Interpretation (BITH 211)
  • Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers (BITH 327)
  • Ruth and Esther (BITH 332)
  • Exodus (BITH 341)
  • Judges (BITH 349)
  • Daniel (BITH 349)
  • The Qur'an and the Bible (BITH 377)
  • Jeremiah (BITH 433)
  • Minor Prophets (BITH 449/536)
  • Old Testament Criticism (BITH 431/541)
  • First Year Seminar: How Best Can We Help the Poor? (CORE 101)
  • Judaism (RELI 362)
  • Major World Religions (RELI 225)
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • National Association of Professors of Hebrew
  • North American Patristics Society
  • International Qur'anic Studies Association

"Interpreting Disaster and Culpability in the Book of Jeremiah," Expository Times 133.8 (2022): 313-324.

"Reformers and the Biblia Hebraica," in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and the Reformation, eds. J. McNutt and H. J. Selderhuis (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming).

"Jerome's Principles of Biblical Translation in the Context of Classical and Sacred Ideals," in Shifting Paradigms in the Study of Jerome, eds. A. Cain, J. van 't Westeinde, and M. Kraus, Studia Patristica Supplements (Leuven: Peeters, forthcoming).

“Latin Texts: Antiquity and Late Antiquity,” “Latin Texts: Medieval Times,” and “Latin Texts: Modern Times,” in Textual History of the Bible, Volume 3, eds. A. Lange and R. Fuller (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

“The Septuagint in the Latin World,“ in The Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint, ed. A. Salvesen and T. M. Law (Oxford: OUP, 2021), 605-620.

“Exodus,” in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation, eds. P. M. Blowers and P. Martens (Oxford: OUP, 2019), 547-560.

“The Upraised Mountain and Israel’s Election in the Qur’an and Talmud,” Comparative Islamic Studies 11.2 (2018): 141-177.

“Form Criticism or a Rolling Corpus: The Methodology of John Wansbrough through the Lens of Biblical Studies”, Journal of the International Qur'anic Studies Association 1 (2016): 47-92.

“Glimpses into the History of the Hebrew Bible Through the Vulgate Tradition, With Special Reference to Vulgate MS θG,” in The Text of the Hebrew Bible and Its Editions, eds. A. P. Otero and P. T. Morales, with A. Lange and J. Trebolle (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 217-254.

“Classic Rabbinic Perspectives,“ in The T&T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin, eds. K. L. Johnson and D. Lauber (London: T&T Clark, 2016), 129-147.

“The Composition of Isaiah in Jewish Tradition.“ in Bind Up the Testimony: Explorations in the Genesis of the Book of Isaiah, eds. D. I. Block and R. Schultz (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2015), 115-134.

“The Story of The Latin Bible and Questions About Biblical Translation for the Church Today.” Trinity Journal, 35 NS (2014): 253-273.

“The Enduring Word of the Lord in Deuteronomy and Jeremiah 36,“ in For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block, eds. J. S. DeRouchie, J. Gile, and K. J. Turner (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013), 269-286.

“Midrash-Like Word Plays in Aquila’s Translation of Genesis,” in Greek Scripture and the Rabbis: Studies from the European Association of Jewish Studies Seminar, 2010, eds. T. M. Law and A. G. Salvesen (Leuven: Peeters, 2012), 65-86.

“‘Apocryphal’ Elements in the New Testament and Qur’an”, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 47 (2012): 152-66.