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  • Ph.D. Theology (Old Testament), Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., English Literature and Secondary Education, Asbury College


Joe Henderson teaches Bible, literature, and hermeneutics. In his doctoral work at Fuller Theological Seminary, he studied hermeneutics and Old Testament literature. His dissertation on the poetry of the book of Jeremiah is the fruit of his interest in the relationship between the history of biblical interpretation and the history of literary criticism. His other interests include Robert Louis Stevenson's novels, Paul's theology, Milton's Prose, Brevard Childs' hermeneutics, Flannery O'Connor's stories, Charles Wesley's hymns, and Francis of Assisi's life. Joe is a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. He and his wife Conchie served at Rift Valley Academy as dorm parents for fifth- and sixth-grade girls. Now they are the grateful parents of Kip, William, and Laurel.


  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • “Who Weeps in Jeremiah VII 23 (IX 1)?: Identifying Dramatic Speakers in the Poetry of Jeremiah” in Vetus Testamentum LII (June, 2002), 191-206.

  • “Jeremiah 2-10 as a Unified Literary Composition: Evidence of Dramatic Portrayal and Narrative Progression,” in Uprooting and Planting: Essays on Jeremiah for Leslie Allen, ed. John Goldingay (Edinburgh: TandT Clark, 2007)

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