Dr. Harold C. Washington
Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Bible
MDiv, PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
AB, College of William and Mary
The Hebrew wisdom literature is a rich resource for educating leaders in the church, not only for its practical advice, of which there is plenty in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, but also for its teaching of critical thinking integrated with piety and ethical living.
Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)
Discipline or Specialty
Hebrew Wisdom Literature
Gender Critical Studies
History and Ethics of Biblical Interpretation
Representative Courses Taught
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
"Proverbs," Common English Bible, co-translator with lead translator Tremper Longman (Nashville: Common English Bible, forthcoming, 2011).
"Wisdom Literature," in New Interpreter's Bible One-Volume Commentary, Beverly Gaventa and David Peterson, eds. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010), pp. 961-963.
"Proverbs," in A Theological Bible Commentary, Gail R. O'Day and David L. Petersen, eds. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).
"Fear," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 2: D-H, Katharine D. Sakenfeld, editor (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007).
"Cry Out, To," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 1: A-C, Katharine D. Sakenfeld, editor (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
Introduction and Annotations for Proverbs and Sirach, in New Oxford Annotated Bible NRSV, 3rd edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).