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Denise Flanders

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

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  • PhD, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary 
  • MA, Christian Thought and Biblical Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 
  • BA, Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Career Highlights

Featured Scholarship

The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Deuteronomistic History. VTSup 191. Leiden: Brill, June 2022.

“Hiding Easter Eggs.” Teaching Theology and Religion. forthcoming.

“Titling Class Sessions with Leading Questions.” Teaching Theology and Religion. 25 (2022): 45.

“A Thousand Times No: ʾelep Does Not Mean ‘Contingent’ in the Deuteronomistic History.” Biblica. 99/4 (2018): 484–506.

“What Did YHWH Do in Lam 1:12?: Correcting a Misreading in the DJD Edition of 4QLam.” Vetus Testamentum (2016): 513-523.

1-2 Samuel in The Bible in God’s World Commentary series. Cascade Publishing. Under Contract (forthcoming, 2026)

Interpreting Biblical Numbers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. Under Contract (forthcoming, 2025).


  • 2022: Teaching and Learning Workshop for Early Career Religion Faculty Teaching Undergraduates, The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
  • 2020-21 and 2021-22: Women’s Giving Circle Grant recipient ($5,000/year)
  • 2019: Teaching Seminar for Doctoral Students, The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning,
  • 2016: ASOR Excavation Participant Scholarship, Heritage Fellowship


  • “The Gospel According to Genesis 1”—message given in chapel at Taylor University (April 27, 2022)
  • Guest on the BCTLE podcast—Discussing Team Based Learning (TBL) in introductory courses (April 2022)
  • Panel Guest on Engaging Teaching Today Conference panel—Discussing perspectives on faith integration in learning with the Bedi Center for Teaching and Learning at Taylor University (April 2022)
  • Expert Guest on the First Reading Podcast—Discussing preaching and teaching Deuteronomy 34:1-12 for those following the RCL (Revised Common Lectionary) (Oct 2020)