Lissa Wray Beal

Ph.D.

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Professor of Old Testament
Department Chair of Bible & Theology

Education

B.Th. with Honors, Northwest Bible College, 1990
M.Div., Edmonton Baptist Seminary, 1996
Ph.D. (Biblical Studies), University of St. Michael’s College, 2003

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Old Testament
Hebrew Language

Professional Experience

2004- Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Professor of Old Testament

2011-Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Chair of Bible and Theology Department
2004 - 2005: Queen's Theological College, Instructor in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
1998 - 2003: Tyndale College & Seminary, Instructor in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hermeneutics
1999 - 2003: Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, Instructor in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Professional Associations

2011 - Present: Providence University College and Theological Seminary, Senator
2004 - 2009: Didaskalia, Assistant Editor
2006 - Present: Institute of Biblical Research; 2007 - 2011 as Director at Large and Newsletter Editor
2000: Society of Biblical Literature
1998: Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

Thesis Supervision Completed

Charles Harris (MA), Elijah as Dominant Character: A Narrative-Critical Reading of Elijah's Representation of YHWH in 1 Kings 18:16-40. 

Publications & Presentations

Monographs

The Deuteronomist's Prophet: Narrative Control of Approval and Disapproval in the Story of Jehu (2 Kings 9 and 10). LHBOTS 478. New York/London: T & T Clark International/Continuum, 2007.

1 & 2 Kings. Intervarsity Press, Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series, 2014.

Festschrift Articles

"Evaluating Jehu: Narrative Control of Approval and Disapproval in 2 Kings 9-10" in From Babel to Babylon: Essays on Biblical History and Literature in Honour of Brian Peckham. Edited by Joyce Rilett Wood, John E. Harvey, Mark Leuchter. LHBOTS 445. New York/London: T & T Clark International/Continuum, 2006.

Anthology Contributions

"Mary Anne SchimmelPenninck: A 19th Century Woman as Psalm-Reader" in Recovering 19th Century Women Interpreters of the Bible. SBL Symposium Series, 2007.

"Jeroboam and the Prophets in 1 Kings 11-14: Prophetic Word for Two Kingdoms," in Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography: Essays Arising from Ancient Historiography Section of Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Conference, 2009. Co-editor with Dr. Mark Boda. Eisenbrauns, 2013. 

Edited Volumes

Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography: Essays Arising from Ancient Historiography Section of Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Conference, 2009. Co-editor with Dr. Mark Boda. Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Dictionary Articles

"Psalms: History of Interpretation" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. InterVarsity Press, 2008.
"SchimmelPenninck, Mary Anne Galton (1778-1856)" in the Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters. Baker Academic, 2012.
"Literary Approaches" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets. InterVarsity Press, 2012.

Articles, Non-Refereed Journals

"Blessings Lost: Intertextual Inversions in Hosea" in Didaskalia, Winter 2005.

Book Reviews

John Goldingay. Isaiah. Hendrikson, 2002 for Toronto Journal of Theology 19.1 (2003).

Roland E. Murphy. Experiencing Our Biblical Heritage. Hendrickson, 2001 for Toronto Journal of Theology 19.1 (2003).

Johnson T.K. Lim. Grace in the Midst of Judgment: Grappling With Genesis 1-11. Walter de Gruyter, 2002 for Toronto Journal of Theology 19.2 (2003).

Victor H. Matthews. Judges and Ruth. Cambridge University Press, 2004 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 5 (2004-05).

Volkmar Fritz. 1 & 2 Kings. Fortress, 2003 for Toronto Journal of Theology 20.2 (2004).

Andre LaCocque. Ruth. Fortress, 2004 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 5 (2004-05).

Enrique Nardoni. Rise Up, O Judge: A Study of Justice in the Biblical World. Hendrickson, 2004 for Didaskalia (2005).

Antony F. Campbell, and Mark A. O'Brien. Rethinking the Pentateuch. WJK Press, 2005 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 7 (2007).

Peter Leithart, 1 & 2 Kings. Brazos, 2006 for Toronto Journal of Theology 23 (2007)

Gina Hens-Piazza, 1-2 Kings. Abingdon Press, 2006 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 9 (2009).

Mark McEntire, Struggling With God: An Introduction to the Pentateuch. Mercer University Press, 2008 for Review of Biblical Literature 09 (2009).

Tammi Schneider, Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis. Baker Academic, 2008 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 9 (2009).

R. R. Reno, Genesis. Brazos, 2010 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 10 (2010).

Youn Ho Chung, The Sin of the Calf: The Rise of the Bible's Negative Attitude Toward the Golden Calf. T & T Clark, 2010 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 11 (2011).

Oeste, Gordon K. Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and the Right to Rule: Windows on Abimelech's Rise and Demise in Judges 9. LHBOTS 546. New York/London: T & T Clark, 2011 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 12 (2012).

Bodner, Keith. Jeroboam's Royal Drama. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 13 (2013).

Ounsworth, Richard. Joshua Typology in the New Testament. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 14 (2014).

Green, Barbara. Jeremiah and God's Plans of Well-Being. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013 for Review of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).

Zehnder, Markus, ed., Encountering Violence in the Bible. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013 for Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (forthcoming).

Under Contract: Current Research

Commentaries

Joshua. Zondervan, The Story of God Commentary Series.
1 & 2 Chronicles. Zondervan, Hearing the Message of Scripture Commentary Series.

Paper Delivered at Professional Associations

2014 "Land Entry and Possession in Origen's Homilies on Joshua: Deep Reading for Christian Life." Presented at the Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, and Theological Disciplines Study Group, Institute for Biblical Research Annual Meeting.

2012 Response to Dr. Craig Blaising's paper, "Biblical and Systematic Perspectives on Creation: An Interdisciplinary Approach." Presented at the Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, and Theogical Disciplines Study Group, Institute for Biblical Research Annual Meeting. 

2012 "Letting Josiah Rest in Peace." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2009 "Jeroboam and the Prophets in 1 Kings 11-14: Prophetic Word for Two Kingdoms." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2008 "Chiasms and Clever Words: Justifying the Executions of Joab and Shimei in 1 Kings 2." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2006 “Mary Anne SchimmelPenninck: Reading the Psalms Through One’s Life and The Church” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Christianity and Literature Study Group

2006 “Moving Beyond the Bible Biblically: An Old Testament Narrative Model for ‘Moving Beyond’” plenary paper for the Midwest Evangelical Theological Society

2005 "That's My Line!--Historiography and the Control of the Prophetic Word in Samuel-Kings" presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

2004 “Sacred Hours: 19th Century Women as Psalm-Readers.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2003 “Evaluating Jehu: Narrative Control of Approval and Disapproval in 2 Kings 9 and 10.” Founders Award (Student Essay Prize) paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2002 Response to paper presented by Dr. David Jobling, “The Salvation of Israel in ‘The Book of the Divided Kingdoms,’ or, Was There Any ‘Fall of the Northern Kingdom’”? at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

2000 “Hagar, Privilege and Power.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

1999 “Intertextuality: A Case Study From the Book of Hosea.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

Papers Delivered at Colloquia

2002 Response to paper presented by Dr. Marion Taylor, “Women Interpreters of the Bible in the 19th Century: Mary Petrie” at the Toronto School of Theology Biblical Department Colloquium.
2008 Joab and Shimei: Narrative Justification of Bloody Murder? at Providence Theological Seminary Colloquium.
2011 "Old Testament and Apocalyptic". Presenter and panelist  for "Apocalypse When" at St. Benedict's Table Anglican Church.

Teaching and Lectures in Parishes and Local Churches

2012 "Women in the Old Testament"; four classes at St. Philip's Norwood Anglican Church, Winnipeg
2012 "Kingship in the Grand Christian Story" four lectures at Church of the Way, Winnipeg
2013 "The Kingship of God" six lectures at Grant Memorial Baptist Church, Winnipeg

2014 "Jeremiah: Faithful Through Change and Loss" four lectures at Willowlake Baptist Church, Winnipeg

2014 "The Pentateuch" five lectures at St. Peter's Anglican Parish, Winnipeg

2014 "The Challenge of Reading the Old Testament" - lecture at St. John's College Bible and Breakfast, Winnipeg

2014 "Reading Beyond the Pentateuch: Canonical Analogies and New Testament Faith" - lecture at St. John's College Bible and Breakfast, Winnipeg

 

Recent Consulting

2008- 2011 - Member, Steering Committee, Historiography Seminar, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. 

Hobbies

Gardening, Reading

Course Syllabi

 
 
 
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