Gregory Mobley

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Greg Mobley came to Andover Newton in 1997. He previously taught at Union Theological Seminary (New York), Harvard Divinity School, and, for two years following college, at a high school in Jos, Nigeria.

He is the author of The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition of Ancient Israel (2005), Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (2006), and with co-author T.J. Wray, The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil’s Biblical Roots (2005).

Mobley has contributed to the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Perspectives in Religious Studies, and he wrote the introductions to and annotations for the books of the Minor Prophets in the 3rd edition of the New Oxford Annotated Bible.

He has done archaeological fieldwork in Israel and editorial work for the Dead Sea Scrolls project. In 2000 he received the Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar award. Mobley is an ordained American Baptist minister.

Mobley is active in Christian-Jewish relations both in Massachusetts and, especially, through partnership with Hebrew College.

Religious Affiliation: 
American Baptist




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