Carolyn J. Sharp

 Carolyn J. Sharp
Address265 Church Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Berkeley Divinity School
Hebrew Scriptures, Yale Divinity School, Yale University

B.A., Wesleyan University,
M.A.R., Yale University Divinity School,
Ph.D., Yale University,

Research explores aspects of the composition, redaction, and rhetoric of Hebrew Scripture texts. In recent articles, she has examined the representation of Hebrew Bible traditions in the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls, urged the creation of a multivocal Old Testament theology shaped by the notion of diaspora identity, and explored the potential of Old Testament hermeneutics to address contemporary ecclesial debates. Professor Sharp’s book, Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah (T&T Clark, 2003) treats literary-critical and redactional problems in Jeremiah and related issues in Kings and Deuteronomy. One of her current book projects, Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible: The Power of the Unspoken in Sacred Texts, explores literary and theological aspects of irony in Old Testament texts. Another book project, Wrestle This Word: Old Testament Studies and the Christian Believer, will reflect theologically on contemporary developments in the field of Old Testament in accessible terms geared to seminary students and pastors. An Episcopal Church Foundation
Fellow, Professor Sharp is active in the Episcopal Church, preaching and leading parish study groups on biblical theology and hermeneutics.

Prophecy & Ideology in Jeremiah: Struggles for Authority in the Deutero-Jeremianic Prose

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