The University of St. Thomas

Penchansky, David

Professor

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

d9penchansky@stthomas.edu

Phone: (651) 962-5371
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5371
Fax: 651-962-5310

Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 138


Educational Background
 
BA  Queens College, City University of New York, 1973
MA Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1980
PhD Vanderbilt University, 1987


Research Interests
 
Wisdom Literature of the Bible
Literary Criticism
Ideological Criticism
 

Recent Publications
Understanding Wisdom Literature:  Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text. Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2012

Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2005.

What Rough Beast: Images of God in the Hebrew Bible, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1999.

The Politics of Biblical Theology, Macon: Mercer Press, 1991.

Betrayal of God: Ideological Conflict in Job, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

 
Recent Presentations

"War in Heaven:  The Jinn and the Bene-Ha-Elohim in their Respective Scriptures" Catholic Biblical Association, August 2012

"Surat al-Masad: Abu Lahab's Curse"  Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, London, England, July 2011

"Surat al-Masad: Abu Lahab's Curse"  Society of Biblical Literature, Upper Midwest Region, April 2011

"Interpreting the Qur'an Using Some Methods from Biblical Scholarship: An Analysis of the 'Taking Refuge' Suras" Catholic Biblical Association, 2010

“Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Three Qoheleths” Catholic Biblical Association, 2009
 
“Beauty, Power and Attraction: Aesthetics and the Hebrew Bible” Catholic Biblical Association, 2008

"The Meaning of the Book of Job." Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.