Joel Baden is Professor of Hebrew Bible. His areas of research are the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and healthcare and disability in the ancient world. He is the author of the books J, E, and the Redaction of the Pentateuch (Mohr Siebeck, 2009); The Composition of the Pentateuch: Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis(Yale University Press, 2012); The Promise to the Patriarchs (Oxford University Press, 2013);The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero (HarperOne, 2013); and the co-editor of the volume The Strata of the Priestly Writings: Contemporary Debate and Future Directions(TVZ, 2009). Prof. Baden has published numerous articles and essays on individual pentateuchal texts, critical methodology, and Biblical Hebrew in The Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Biblica, and Hebrew Studies, as well as in various edited volumes. Future projects include commentaries on Deuteronomy (IECOT) and Exodus (Anchor).
Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness. Princeton University Press, 2015. With Candida R. Moss.
The Real David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero. HarperOne, 2013.
The Composition of the Pentateuch: Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis. Yale University Press, 2012.
J, E, and the Redaction of the Pentateuch (Forschungen Zum Alten Testament). Mohr Siebeck, 2009.