Blake Couey


**on leave during academic year 2015-16**

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

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-110The Bible172015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
REL-240Prophets52014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2009/FA
CUR-140Biblical Tradition52014/FA, 2012/FA, and 2011/FA
REL-344ST:God/Hebrew Bible32015/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
REL-250Women and the Bible32014/SP, 2012/SP, and 2010/SP
REL-130Biblical Hebrew II12014/SP
REL-120Biblical Hebrew I12013/FA
REL-213Bible & Pop Culture12011/JN
REL-249Biblical Poetry12010/JN