Ed Gallagher

Edmon L. Gallagher

Associate Professor of Christian Scripture


Dr. Gallagher’s research focuses on the Hebrew Bible and its reception among ancient Jews and Christians. At HCU, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Greek, Hebrew, and Old Testament. He supervises the adult education program and serves as Deacon of Missions for the Florence Blvd. Church of Christ. He has been a campaign leader for HCU and he frequently teaches in the Philippines, Haiti, and Albania. He and his wife, Jodi, have three children.


Ph.D., History of Biblical Interpretation, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 2010

M.Phil., Hebraic and Cognate Languages, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 2007

M.A., New Testament, Freed-Hardeman University, 2002

B.A., Biblical Studies, Freed-Hardeman University, 2001

Selected Publications

Hebrew Scripture in Patristic Biblical Theory: Canon, Language, Text. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 114. Leiden: Brill, 2012. (Preview)

“The Old Testament ‘Apocrypha’ in Jerome’s Canonical Theory.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 20.2 (2012): 213-33. (full text)

“The Septuagint’s Fidelity to Its Vorlage in Greek Patristic Thought.” Pages 663-76 in XIV Congress of the IOSCS, Helsinki, 2010. Edited by Melvin K. H. Peters. Atlanta: SBL, 2013. (full text)

“Jerome’s Prologus Galeatus and the OT Canon of North Africa.” Pages 99-106 in Studia Patristica 69. Edited by Markus Vinzent. Leuven: Peeters, 2013. (full text)

“The Religious Provenance of the Aquila Manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah.” Journal of Jewish Studies64 (2013): 283-305. (abstract)

“The Blood from Abel to Zechariah in the History of Interpretation.” New Testament Studies 60 (2014): 121-38. (full text)