Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, Area I
-B.A., Brandeis University
-A.M., University of Chicago
-M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University
-Ph.D., Emory University
Dr. Randall Bailey teaches courses in the Hebrew Bible. He has a special interest in the Pentateuch, historical books, the new methods of interpretation. Dr. Bailey concentrates on ideological criticism especially as race, class, gender, sex, and power intersect in the biblical text. Some of Bailey’s most significant publications are “Academic Biblical Interpretation among African Americans in the United States” in African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures; “The Redemption of YHWH: A Literary Critical Function of the Songs of Hannah and David”; “And They Shall Know That I Am YHWH: The P Recasting of the Plague Narratives in Exodus 7-11”; David in Love and War: The Pursuit of Power in 2 Samuel 10-12; Yet with a Steady Beat: Contemporary U.S. Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation, ed.; and The Recovery of Black Presence: An Interdisciplinary Exploration: Essays in Honor of Dr. Charles B. Copher, Jacquelyn Grant, co-ed.
Office: Classroom Bldg. 308B
Phone: (404) 527-7754