Michelle E. Knight, PhD

Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Faculty Since 2018


BA, Lincoln Christian University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Wheaton College


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In 2018, Dr. Michelle 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. Michelle is an active member of the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and especially the Evangelical Theological Society, where she serves as Program Unit Chair for the Old Testament Theology section at the annual meeting.  Her current research interests include literary criticism, theology of the Old Testament, the book of Judges, and poetry in biblical narrative.


Dr. Knight and her husband, Kenyon, have a son, Oliver. In her spare time, she enjoys singing at her church, reading with her son, and seeing movies.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

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


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