D. Andrew Teeter

D. Andrew Teeter

Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
D. Andrew Teeter


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


Andrew Teeter began teaching at Harvard Divinity School in 2008. His research centers on the modalities, techniques, aims, and motivations of early Jewish biblical interpretation, particularly as it intersects with the textual development of the Hebrew scriptures (with emphasis on inner-biblical interpretation, composition history, canon formation, ancient biblical translation, and the exegetical literature of so-called rewritten Bible).

His teaching interests include a range of topics in the literature, history, and theology of the Hebrew Bible, with a focus on the history of interpretation, ancient and modern.

Teeter is currently working on several projects relating to scribal hermeneutics, forms of interpretation, and models for transmission and translation of scripture in Jewish antiquity. His most recent book, Scribal Laws: Exegetical Variation in the Textual Transmission of Biblical Law in the Late Second Temple Period (Mohr Siebeck, 2015), examines the degree to which early Jewish scribes deliberately altered scriptural texts for legal-exegetical purposes.

Selected publications


Divinity Hall Faculty Support Team
Email: DivinityFASupport@hds.harvard.edu
Phone: 617.998.5387

For media inquiries or requests, please contact Michael Naughton in the Office of Communications.

Contact Information

Divinity 305


alpha grouping