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Christopher Seitz

Senior Research Professor

BA (North Carolina), MTS (Virginia Seminary), STM (Yale Divinity School)

PhD (Yale University)


Christopher Seitz was Professor of Old Testament at Yale University and the University of St Andrews before coming to Wycliffe in 2007. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and has served parishes in Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Germany, France and Scotland. He is also the President of The Anglican Communion Institute and is Canon Theologian in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He is the editor of Studies in Theological Interpretation and has published articles in The Journal of Biblical Literature, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vetus Testamentum, Theologishe Zeitschrift, Pro Ecclesia, Calvin Theological Journal, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Scottish Journal of Theology, Anglican Theological Review, and others. He has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and the Center for Theological Inquiry. He has supervised numerous PhD students and has published over a dozen books on the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, and in the area of theological hermeneutics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Theological Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament
  • Interpretation

Select Publications and Media:


  • “The Presentation of History in the Book of Isaiah,” in Todd Hibbard, Jake Stromberg, eds., The History of Isaiah: The Making of the Book and its Presentation of the Past (FAT I. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019).


  • The Elder Testament: Canon, Theology, Trinity (Baylor University Press, 2018)
  • “A Canonical Reading of Ecclesiastes” in T. Cummins, J. Zimmerman, eds., Acts of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, and Culture (Eerdmans, 2018)
  • “Neither Redactional Unity nor Anthology – The Book of the Twelve and Isaiah,” in Heiko Wenzel, ed., The Book of the Twelve: An Anthology of Prophetic Books or The Result of Complex Redactional Processes? (Osnabrücker Studien zur Jüdischen und Christlichen Bibel, Vol. 4; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018)
  • “Psalm 2 in the Entrance Hall of the Psalter,” in E. Radner, ed., Church, Society, and the Christian Common Good: Essays in Conversation with Philip Turner (Cascade Books, 2017)
  • Joel: International Theological Commentary (T and T Clark, 2016)
  • Colossians: The Brazos Theological Commentary Series (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014)
  • The Bible as Christian Scripture: The Work of Brevard S. Childs (Atlanta: SBL, 2013)
  • The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two Testament Bible (Studies in Theological Interpretation; Baker Academic, 2011)
  • The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation (Baker Academic, 2009)
  • Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets (Studies in Theological Interpretation; Baker Academic, 2007)
  • Canon and Biblical Interpretation, ed. et al. (Milton Keynes: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006) 
  •  I Am The LORD Your God: Christian Reflections on the Ten Commandments, ed. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2005)
  • Isaiah 1—39: Interpretation Commentary Series (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1993; Japanese trans. 1996; 2nd ed., 2003)
  • Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism, ed.(Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2002)
  • Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001)
  • Isaiah 40—66: The New Interpreter's Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001)
  • Theological Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Brevard S. Childs, ed. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishers, 1998)
  • Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishers, 1998)
  • Zion's Final Destiny: The Development of the Book of Isaiah (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1991)
  • Theology in Conflict: Reactions to the Exile in the Book of Jeremiah (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1989)
  • Reading and Preaching the Book of Isaiah, ed.(Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988)