Robert Wilson

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Hoober Prof Religious Studies and Religious Studies
409 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2167
203-432-5326, 203-432-4866

A.B., Transylvania University;
B.D., Yale Divinity School;
Ph.D., Yale University

Robert Wilson teaches a variety of courses and seminars, including problems in the Deuteronomistic history, problems in the study of Israelite prophecy, and Daniel and apocalyptic. His areas of specialization are Israelite prophecy, the Deuteronomistic history, and ancient Israelite religion in its social and cultural context. He is, at present, Chair of the Committee on the Teaching of Hebrew. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1972, he taught at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is the author of Genealogy and History in the Biblical World, Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel (recently translated into Korean and Portuguese), and Sociological Approaches to the Old Testament. He is co-editor of Canon, Theology, and Old Testament Interpretation. His work in progress includes a volume entitled Approaches to Old Testament Ethics (which will appear in Fortress Press’s Overtures to Biblical Theology series); Poetry and Prose in the Book of Jeremiah (to appear in the Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series); and a volume in the Hermeneia commentary on 1 and 2 Kings. He has been actively involved in the work of the Society of Biblical Literature. He has been Chair of the Social Roles of Prophecy in Israel Group as well as Old Testament Editor of the SBL dissertation series.