PhD and AM, Harvard University; MDiv and MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; BA Taylor University
John Noble joined the Huntington faculty in the fall of 2012. He teaches on subjects related to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and world religions, and has interests in ancient Near Eastern languages and history, the Pentateuch, and the intersection of the Bible and the Qur’an. He previously served as a teaching fellow at Harvard College for core courses in Bible, History, and Classics. Prof. Noble has done archaeological fieldwork with the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, was awarded the University Research Fellowship at Huntington, and has been nominated by students three times as a finalist for Professor of the Year. Before taking responsibility for the honors program at Huntington, he was director of the Center for Non-Western Studies.
Prof. Noble is the author of A Place for Hagar’s Son: Ishmael as a Test Case in the Priestly Tradition (Fortress Press, 2016); other research has appeared in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and in Festschriften essays for Tikva Frymer-Kensky and Jo Ann Hackett (forthcoming).