Alison Joseph is an adjunct assistant professor of Bible and its Interpretation at The Jewish Theological Seminary and Senior Editor of The Posen Library. She is a recipient of the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, for her first book Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics. She has previously taught at Swarthmore College, Towson University, Villanova University, Haverford College,  and Ursinus College.


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew Bible
M.A.  Emory University, Jewish Studies
B.A.   Jewish Theological Seminary, Bible
B.A.   Barnard College, American Studies

Other Publications


Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Social Identity and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions. Co-editor, with Ken Brown and Brennan Breed, The Library of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies Series, T & T Clark (forthcoming, May 2020).

Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

Online Publications:

It’s Not that Easy: On the Challenges Facing an Editor,” @TheTable series on Manthologies, Feminist Studies in Religion (peer reviewed), May 2019.

Dinah,” Bible Odyssey, December 2018.

Who Is the Victim in the Dinah Story?TheTorah.com, November 2017.

The Handmaid’s Tale as a Legitimate Reading of Genesis?” The Shiloh Project: Rape Culture, Religion, and the Bible, July 2017.

Should we do Feminist Historiography?” Feminist Studies in Religion (Peer reviewed), February 2017.

“Portrait of the Kings,” Interview with Matthew Lynch, On Scripture Podcast, August 2016.

The Deuteronomistic History and Israel’s Kings,” The Bible and Interpretation, June 2016.


Blog Posts


    Projects in Preparations:

    Damning Dinah: The Priestly Battle against Intermarriage 

    Practical Prototypes: Models in the Deuteronomistic History




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