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Susan Rieske

Susan Rieske

Assistant Professor of Bible
  • Department:
    Bible and Theology
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    August 2021
  • Personal Information:

    Dr. Rieske spent several years in campus ministry with Cru and in various leadership positions in the local church. Being half Romanian, she was also privileged to do missions work in Romania. In addition to raising and discipling her four children, she is currently active teaching and speaking at her home church and others throughout the Chicago area.

  • Educational Background:

    PhD, New Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School 
    MDiv, Michigan Theological Seminary 
    BS, Secondary Education, Comprehensive Science, Kent State University

  • Publications:

    “This Generation and the Elect” in the Book of Matthew: A Tale of Two Families. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T&T Clark, forthcoming.

    “Sea Storms, Divine Rescues, and the Tribulation: The Jonah Motif in the Book of Matthew.” In Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts.

    Vol. 3 of Early Christianity in its Hellenistic Context. Texts and Editions for New Testament Study. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

    “What is the Meaning of ‘This Generation’ in Matthew 23:36?” Bibliotheca Sacra 165 (2008), 209–26.

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Professionally, her research interests include Jesus and the Gospels, Second Temple Jewish literature, the use of the Old Testament in the New, biblical theology, ethics, the Fatherhood of God, filial themes in Scripture, and the integration of science and theology.

    In her free time, she can be found curled up with a book and a cup of tea, making smores over a campfire, kayaking an Ohio river, shooting pics with her Canon SLR, playing fetch with her spirited chocolate Lab, and doing nothing with her lazy orange and white cat.