Marvin A. Sweeney

Professor of Hebrew Bible

Craig 203
(909) 447-2571

Dr. Sweeney specializes in Hebrew Bible studies with a particular focus on prophetic literature. He is especially interested in biblical theology, literary-critical methodologies, ancient exegesis of biblical texts, and the interrelationship between religion and politics in both the ancient and modern worlds. In addition, he teaches courses in the history of Judaism and Jewish thought. He is currently writing a Jewish Biblical Theology (Fortress Press) and plans commentaries on Ezekiel (Smyth and Helwys) and Isaiah 40-66 (FOTL, Eerdmans), as well as a two-volume study of Jewish Mysticism (Eerdmans).


A.B. - University of Illinois
M.A. - Claremont Graduate University
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University

Recent Publications / Achievements

Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology (Fortress, 2008)

I and II Kings: A Commentary (Westminster John Knox, 2007)

The Prophetic Literature (Abingdon, 2005)

Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (Mohr Siebeck, 2005)

King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel (Oxford University Press, 2001)

Editor, Hebrew Studies: A Journal Devoted to Hebrew Language and Literature (2006-present)