Jeremy Schipper

Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George Street, Room 312, Toronto ON M5R 2M8


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Disability in the Bible
  • Race and the Bible


Dr. Schipper’s research focuses on the Hebrew Bible. He has published a number of books, including Ruth: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Yale UP, 2016), Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant (Oxford UP, 2011), and Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible (Bloomsbury, 2006). Recently, he and Nyasha Junior co-authored Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon (Oxford UP, 2020). He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for research related to his latest book, Denmark Vesey s Bible: The Thwarted Revolt that Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial (Princeton UP, 2022).


PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Azusa Pacific University