Professor Couey teaches in the area of Hebrew Bible. An introduction to the Bible and courses on prophets and women in the Bible are among his regular course offerings.
His primary research interests are Biblical Hebrew poetry and ancient Israelite prophecy. Publications include “Isaiah 7:10–16 (Exegetical Perspective),” “Isaiah 9:2–7 (Exegetical Perspective),” and “Isaiah 52:7–10 (Exegetical Perspective),” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary. Year A, Volume 1: Advent Through Transfiguration (eds. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010); “Amos 7:10–17 and Royal Attitudes toward Prophecy in the Ancient Near East.” Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008): 300–314.
As a native Southerner, Blake still roots passionately for the Atlanta Braves. Spending nine years in New Jersey for graduate school prepared him somewhat for the Minnesota winters. Before coming to Gustavus in 2009, he taught at Millsaps College and Princeton Theological Seminary.
See below for sample syllabi and selected publications and research.
B.A., Mercer University, 1999; M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002, 2009
Areas of Expertise
- Amos 7:10–17 and Royal Attitudes toward Prophecy in the Ancient Near East Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008): 300–314
- Syllabus for REL 110, The Bible This course fulfills the college's THEOL requirement.
REL-110 (The Bible), REL-130 (Biblical Hebrew II), and REL-250 (Women and the Bible)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|REL-110||The Bible||14||2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|REL-240||Prophets||4||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA|
|CUR-140||Biblical Tradition||3||2012/FA and 2011/FA|
|REL-344||ST:Monotheisms||2||2013/SP and 2011/SP|
|REL-250||Women and the Bible||2||2012/SP and 2010/SP|
|REL-120||Biblical Hebrew I||1||2013/FA|
|REL-213||Bible & Pop Culture||1||2011/JN|