Timothy Sandoval

Brite Divinity School educates women and men to lead in the ministry of Christ’s church, the academy and public life as witnesses to God’s reconciling and transforming love and justice.

Biography

Dr. Timothy J. Sandoval joined the Brite Divinity School faculty in 2013 as associate professor in Hebrew Bible. Prior to joining Brite, Sandoval was on the faculty of Chicago Theological Seminary. In addition to his faculty appointment, he has served as interim academic dean and vice president for academic affairs, directed the seminary’s doctoral degree program and led its online and distance learning initiatives.

In addition to his teaching and scholarly work related to Proverbs and the Bible’s wisdom literature, Sandoval’s work focuses on questions of ethics, justice and poverty in the biblical world and in modern society. He is also interested in how different communities, especially Latina/o communities, interpret the Bible.

Born and raised in the Bay Area just south of San Francisco, Sandoval completed his undergraduate studies in history with a minor in religious studies at the University of California, Davis, and earned his M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received the American Bible Society Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies. While completing his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Emory University, he began teaching in Emory’s undergraduate Emory College and the Candler School of Theology, joining Candler’s faculty full-time as a visiting instructor.

He is author of Money and the Way of Wisdom and The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in Proverbs and co-editor of two other books and numerous articles.

Degrees

Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2004
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, 1993
A.B., University of California, Davis, 1990

Courses

  • Exegesis in the Hebrew Bible: Ecclesiastes
  • Interpreting the Hebrew Bible
  • Exegesis in the Hebrew Bible - Proverbs

Books

  • Money and the Way of Wisdom (Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths, 2008).
  • The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in Proverbs (Biblical Interpretation Series 77; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006).
  • Contesting Texts: Jews and Christians in Conversation about the Bible Editor, (with M. Knowles et. al.) (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).
  • Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form Critical Insights on the Bible Editor, (with C. Mandolfo) Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form Critical Insights on the Bible (London: Continuum Press, 2003).

Journal Articles

  • “Wisdom’s House; Not a Tree of Life: The Origins of the Book of Proverbs,” In Preparation
  • “Satirical Elements in Tobit and Contested Hellenistic Jewish Identity,” In Preparation.
  • “Comer, beber y disfrutar en Eclesiastés” Vida y Pensamiento 33, 1 (2013): 43-82.
  • “A Note on Qohelet 10,10b,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 122.1 (2010): 90-95. (with Dorothy BEA Akoto)
  • “George Lakoff and Economic Rhetoric as Moral Metaphor in the Book of Proverbs,” Sapientia Logos, 2.1 (2009-10): 1-31.
  • “The Strength of Women and Truth: The Tale of the Three Bodyguards and Ezra’s Prayer in First Esdras,” Journal of Jewish Studies, 58.2 (2007): 211-27.

Presentations

  • “Hearing Ecclesiastes: Qohelet’s Satiric Critique of Economic Elites ” (Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore) Nov. 2013. (Invited Presentation)
  • “Reading 1 Kings 21 en Conjunto: The Consciousness of lo Cotidiano” (Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore) Nov. 2013. (Invited Presentation)
  • “The Ongoing Contribution to Biblical Studies of Elsa Tamez’s Cuando los Horizontes Se Cierren: Relecturo del Libro de Eclesiastés o Qohélet” (Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco) Nov. 2011. (Invited Presentation)
  • “Stony the Road We Trod: Reflections on 25 Years” (Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco) Nov. 2011. (Invited Presentation)
  • “Review of Michael V. Fox, Proverbs 1-9 and Proverbs 10-31” (Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta) Nov. 2010.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Catholic Biblical Association
Society of Christian Ethics