Timothy J. Sandoval


 Timothy J. Sandoval

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Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Chicago Theological Seminary

A.B., University of California, Davis, 1990
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1993
Ph.D., Emory University, 2004

Author: The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006); Co-Editor: Relating to the Text (JSOTS 384; London: T & T Clark, 2003); Co-editor Contesting Texts: Jews and Christians in Conversation about the Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007); Author: Money and the Way of Wisdom (SkyLight Paths, 2008).

Professor Sandoval’s research focuses on ancient Israelite and Jewish wisdom literature. His most recent work is Money and the Way of Wisdom (SkyLight Paths).

“For various Jewish and Christian communities of faith whose identities are fundamentally tied to their canonical books, an interaction with the biblical texts cannot be avoided. The moral universe of the Bible and the story it tells is part of the narrative in which we move, live and construct our identity. It is an authoritative voice we are obliged to consider when deliberating ethically and asking, ‘What shall we do?’ Discerning exactly what role biblical texts should play in contemporary moral discourse is a question that will continue to be negotiated in
different ways by various individuals and communities for whom other sources of ethical reflection are also authoritative. Nonetheless, careful and critical examination of the biblical text remains a prerequisite for all who are open to the possibility that this particular source can lead to important insights into contemporary moral problems and questions.”

Areas of Interest

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