Deena Grant

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies
Core Faculty - Graduate Programs


  • B.A. (Brandeis University)
  • Ph.D. (New York University)

Areas of Study

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Israelite Religion
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Jewish Interpretive Traditions


Deena Grant is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary.  She received her Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University, specializing in Hebrew Bible. Her book Divine Anger in the Hebrew Bible (Catholic Biblical Association, 2014) explores varying expressions of God’s anger across major biblical collections.  An observant Jewish scholar, Dr. Grant values studying and teaching the Hebrew Bible from a historical-critical perspective and also as it is interpreted and lived out by faith communities. Dr. Grant is currently working on the concept of hate in the Hebrew Bible.

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