David Petersen

David L. Petersen

Franklin N. Parker Professor Emeritus of Old Testament


PhD, Yale University, 1972
MPhil, Yale University, 1970
BD, Yale University, 1968
BA, College of Wooster, 1965


Dr. David L. Petersen’s current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature. He has written, co-authored or co-edited numerous books and articles. He was the senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter’s Bible and is currently the Old Testament editor for The Common English Bible. Petersen recently served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a member of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.