Steed Vernyl Davidson is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill. He is the author of Empire and Exile: Postcolonial Readings of Selected Texts of the Book of Jeremiah and a co-editor of Islands, Islanders and the Bible: RumiNations. Concentrating his research interests on the consequences of empire on the shape and reading of the Bible, he uses postcolonial and other critical theories to read and teach the Bible in diverse settings.

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