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School of World Studies

Tricia Vesely, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Instructor of Religious Studies


Tricia Vesely earned her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Her work centers on ethics and biblical interpretation with a specific focus on the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible. She is the author of Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job (Cambridge University Press, 2019). She is currently working on a book that explores the language of character in the Hebrew Bible.

Tricia’s additional interests include gender and religion, the role of tragedy in moral formation, and interfaith ethics. She also is keenly interested in ancient languages and teaches biblical Hebrew at Union Seminary. Tricia is proficient in biblical Greek and Aramaic and has studied classical Arabic, Ugaritic, Moabite, and Phoenician, as well. When Tricia is not busy teaching or writing, you may find her at the Richmond Ballet, where she works as an accompanist.


Human Spirituality (RELS 108)
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (RELS 301)
Global Ethics and World Religions (RELS 340)
Gender and the Bible (RELS 373)

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