Collin Cornell is Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Before Emory, he taught for three years as a visiting assistant professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee), and he managed the school’s Center for Religion and Environment. He is the author of Divine Aggression in Psalms and Inscriptions from Cambridge University Press and the editor of Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes from Penn State University Press.


PhD, Emory University
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Columbia International University

Other Publications

“The Costobar Affair: Comparing Idumaism and Early Judaism.” Journal of The Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting, forthcoming 2021.

“The Life of God in the Hebrew Bible.” Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, forthcoming 2020.

(co-authored with Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Karel van der Toorn, Reinhard G. Kratz, Christine Mitchell, Seth Bledsoe, Bob Becking, Gard Granerød, Alejandro F. Botta and Bezalel Porten) “Teaching Elephantine to Theological Students: A Round-Table.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 33 (2019): 121–140.

“A Sharp Break: Childs, Wellhausen, and Theo-Referentiality.” Harvard Theological Review 112 (2019): 135–159.

“The Forgotten Female Figurines of Elephantine.” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 18 (2018): 111–32.

“Brevard Childs and the Treasures of Darkness.” Scottish Journal of Theology 71 (2018): 33–51.

“What happened to Kemosh?” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 128 (2016): 284–299.

“Cult Statuary in the Judean Temple at Yeb.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 47 (2016): 291–309.

(co-authored with Joel M. LeMon) “How We Teach Introductory Bible Courses: A Comparative and Historical Sampling.” Teaching Theology and Religion 19 (2016): 114–142.

“Holy Mutability: Religionsgeschichte and Theological Ontology.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 38 (2016): 200–220.

“A Moratorium on God Mergers? The Case of El and Milkom in the Ammonite Onomasticon.” Ugarit-Forschungen 46 (2015): 49–99.

“God and the Sea in Job 38.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 12 (2012): 1–15.

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