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Michael Graves, Ph.D.

Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies

On Faculty since 2004
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Hebrew Union College
M.Phil., Ph.D.

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A.

Wheaton College
B.A.

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

"Kernel Texts and Prophetic Logia: Biblical and Quranic Scholarship in Dialogue,”
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD, 2013

"The Early Church Fathers of North Africa"
Visiting Scholar Lecture, Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya

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

“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 E. Tov (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming). 

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

“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, M. Graves, 2017
 
"Glimpses into the History of the Hebrew Bible Through the Vulgate Tradition, With Special Reference to Vulgate MS θG", The Text of the Hebrew Bible and Its Editions, M. Graves, 2017
 
"Classic Rabbinic Perspectives", The T&T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin, M. Graves, 2016
 
"The Composition of Isaiah in Jewish Tradition", The Genesis of the Book of Isaiah, M. Graves, 2015
 
"The Story of The Latin Bible and Questions About Biblical Translation for the Church Today", Trinity Journal, M. Graves, 2014
 
"The Enduring Word of the Lord in Deuteronomy and Jeremiah 36", For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block, M. Graves, 2013
 
"Midrash-Like Word Plays in Aquila’s Translation of Genesis", Greek Scripture and the Rabbis: Studies from the European Association of Jewish Studies Seminar, 2010, M. Graves, 2012
 
"‘Apocryphal’ Elements in the New Testament and Qur’an", Journal of Ecumenical Studies, M. Graves, 2012