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Sandra L. Richter

Richter (PhD, Harvard University) is the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. She is best known in the Academy for her work on the “name theology” of the Deuteronomistic History and a socio-historical assessment of the economic backdrop of the Book of Deuteronomy (The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology: lešakken šemo šam in the Bible and the ANE, BZAW 318 [de Gruyter, 2002]; “The Place of the Name in Deuteronomy” [VT 57, 2007], “Placing the Name, Pushing the Paradigm: A Decade with the Deuteronomistic Name Formula” in Deuteronomy in the Pentateuch, Hexateuch, and the Deuteronomistic History, FAT 56 [Mohr Siebeck, 2012]; “The Question of Provenance and the Economics of Deuteronomy,” JSOT [2017]; “What’s Money Got to Do With It? Economics and the Question of the Provenance of Deuteronomy in the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods,” in Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research, BZAR 22 [Harrassowitz, 2019]). She has a commentary forthcoming with Eerdmans on Deuteronomy. In the church, Richter is best known for her work, The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament (IVP Academic, 2008), and a number of DVD curriculums stemming from the project (Zondervan and Seedbed). She has just published Stewards of Eden: What the Scripture Has to Say about Environmentalism and Why It Matters (IVP Academic, 2020).

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