Justin Michael Reed is an assistant professor of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Louisville Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. In his research and teaching, he focuses on the ways that readers make meaning of texts and the historical consequences of our interpretations. He is also interested in how the concepts of race and ethnicity relate to the Bible and its interpretation.

These interests come together in his academic publications (such as “Ancient Egyptians in Black and White” and his forthcoming book The Injustice of Noah’s Curse [Oxford University Press]) as well as popular presentations (such as The Bible for Us and workshops on critical race theory and biblical interpretation). For more, visit

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