D. Andrew Teeter

D. Andrew Teeter

Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
D. Andrew Teeter

Education

  • MA, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • PhD, University of Notre Dame

Profile

Andrew Teeter joined the HDS faculty in 2008. He specializes in the literature and religious thought of the Hebrew Bible understood within the historical contexts of its formation and its interpretive reception within Second Temple Judaism. His courses cover a range of topics in the literature, history, and theology of the Hebrew Bible, with attention to the history of interpretation, ancient and modern.

His primary research emphases include ancient poetics and literary artistry; analogy, intertextuality, and inner-biblical allusion; composition history, textual criticism, and processes of expansion and rewriting; and the modalities, techniques, aims, and motivations of early Jewish biblical interpretation, especially within the Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature.

His current projects center on the systematic recovery of the underlying grammar of biblical poetics—the native conventions, techniques, and strategies of text production, together with the historical reading competencies implied within the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish literature.

Selected publications:

  • “Biblical Symmetry and its Modern Detractors,” in C. Maier, G. Macaskill, J. Schaper (eds.), IOSOT Congress Volume: Aberdeen (Brill, forthcoming)
  • “The One and the Many, the Past and the Future, and the Dynamics of Prospective Analogy” (with Michael A. Lyons) in Isaiah’s Servants and the Exegetical Origins of Early Jewish and Christian Identity (Mohr Siebeck, 2021)
  • Standards of In/Coherence in Ancient Jewish Literature (with William A. Tooman), HeBAI 9/2 (2020)
  • Scribal Laws: Exegetical Variation in the Textual Transmission of Biblical Law in the Late Second Temple Period (Mohr Siebeck, 2015)
  • Wisdom and Torah. The Reception of ‘Torah’ in the Wisdom Literature of the Second Temple Period (with Bernd U. Schipper; Brill, 2013)

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