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Nyasha Junior
Nyasha Junior is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. She earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. She was awarded a 2012-2013 ATS-Lilly Faculty Fellowship and is currently writing a book on womanist biblical interpretation. You can learn more at her website

Entries by Nyasha Junior

All in the Family (Genesis 25:19-34)

(5) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Irresponsible. Foolish. Impulsive. Recent college graduates with substantial student loans are sometimes regarded in these terms. Those who attended college decades ago, with a $15 per credit hour, may assume that these graduates are spoiled Millennials who "should have known better" than to agree to the loan terms.

Many recent...

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Pioneering Biblical Scholar: Charles B. Copher

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:52 PM

During Black History Month, we celebrate the numerous contributions of prominent African Americans such as scientist George Washington Carver and entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker. Less well known are scholars whose lives and work are not featured in radio spots or trivia games. One of these underappreciated scholars is the Rev....

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Not Another New Year's Resolution

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 3:00 PM

This is the year. No, really! This time is going to be different. This time, you're going to lose weight, write the great American novel, find your true love... all starting on January 1st!

Each new year brings hope, optimism, and another round of productivity gurus with awesome, appealing, alliterative...

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Top 5 Old Testament Texts Beloved by African-American Christians

(64) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 4:24 PM

2013-09-13-sPSALM23small.jpg African Americans have a long and complex relationship with the Bible due to its use both as a tool of oppression and as a force for liberation. Although the majority of Christian teaching and preaching focuses on the New Testament, the Old...

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Malachi 3:1-4: Who Is the Messenger?

(24) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 9:53 AM

Who was Abraham Lincoln? You may get different answers depending on whom you ask. He is known as the Great Emancipator. He was a self-taught rural Kentuckyian. He was a husband and father. Also, he was a pragmatic politician. The new film, "Lincoln," seeks to...

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