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Dr. Catherine McDowell

  • Assistant Professor of Old Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:

2011

Degree(s):

  • B.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • M.A., M.A.R. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard University)

Publications:

  • “The Image of God in the Garden of Eden: The Creation of Humankind in Genesis 2:5-3:24 in Light of the mis pi pit pi and wpt-r Rituals of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt” (Eisenbrauns, 2015)
  • “In the Image of God He Created Them: How Genesis 1:26-27 Defines the Divine-Human Relationship and Why It Matters” in The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology (InterVarsity Press, 2015)
  • “A Fragment of Jonah 4:2-5,” in a collection of articles to be published by Brill (2015)
  • Introductions and study notes for 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, and 1-2 Chronicles in the forthcoming ESV Archaeology Study Bible (Crossway, 2016)
  • Notes for 1-2 Kings and articles on the Canaanites, Canaanite religion, and the Philistines in the forthcoming Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary (2017)
  • “Jonah 4:2-5 (Inv. GC-SCR-003171)” in Publications of the Green Scholars Initiative (Brill, 2016)
  • “Idols and Idol Making” in NIV Archaeology Study Bible (Zondervan, 2005)
  • “Exegetical Insight: What a Difference a Pronoun Makes” in Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Zondervan, 2001)
  • “Exegetical Insight: A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures” in Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.
  • Articles on Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar textbook.
  • Articles in the NIV Archaeological Study Bible.
  • Articles in the Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research.

Biography:

Dr. Catherine McDowell comes to Gordon-Conwell from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she also taught Old Testament. Her teaching experience includes former positions at Gordon-Conwell and Harvard. As a graduate teaching fellow at Harvard, she taught classical Hebrew, Ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology.

Dr. McDowell has also been active in church ministry, teaching adult education courses in Old Testament and Bible study methodology for Park Street Church in Boston and Redeemer Presbyterian Church in North Carolina.

She has also worked for Vision New England, both as a conference speaker and as a consultant for leadership training curriculum development. For a number of years, she worked in the field at archaeological digs in Israel. Her writings include articles in such well-known publications as the Basics of Biblical Hebrew textbook, the NIV Archaeological Study Bible and the Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research.

Dr. McDowell has earned a number of honors and awards for her work, including the Faculty Development Grant from Wheaton College, an award for excellence in the teaching of undergraduates at Harvard College, and a $36,000 grant from the Pew Charitable Trust for her Ph.D. studies.

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