Michelle E. Knight

Faculty Since 2018

Associate Professor
Old Testament and Semitic Languages


BA, Lincoln Christian University

MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

PhD, Wheaton College


In 2018, Dr. Knight completed her dissertation on the narrative function of the Song of Deborah and Barak in the book of Judges, before joining the faculty later that year. While working toward her PhD, she taught Hebrew language and Old Testament courses as a Guest Professor at Wheaton College and an Adjunct Professor at TEDS. She is an active member of the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society, where she serves as the Program Unit Chair for the Old Testament Theology section. She is currently writing a textbook on the historical books (Baker), a commentary on Joshua (Cascade) and a commentary on Judges (Baker). Her research interests include narrative criticism, theology of the Old Testament, the early historical books, and poetry in biblical narrative. Dr. Knight and her husband, Kenyon, have a son, Oliver. In her spare time, she enjoys serving as a deacon in her church, reading with her son, and seeing movies.

Selected Publications

Defending Shame: Its Formative Power in Paul’s Letters (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2020)

“The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Book”. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 133. (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

“Introduction and notes for Ephesians” NIV Study Bible (Zondervan, 2015)

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • The Society of Biblical Literature
  • The Institute for Biblical Research