Sandra Richter, Ph.D.

The Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies

Office Location

Porter Center Room 7

Office Available

Office Hours:  

Mondays & Wednesdays  11:00 am-1:00 pm

(Please schedule appointments via my Google Calendar)




Hebrew Language, Deuteronomy, the Deuteronomistic History, Isaiah Archeology and the Bible, and American environmental practice.

Research Interests
  • Deuteronomy
  • Isaiah
  • Archaeology and the Bible
  • Environmental Theology
  • The economies of the ancient Levant
  • Military methods in the Ancient Near East
  • Family systems in the tribal communities of the ancient world.

Internationally known for her work on Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History, Dr. Richter brings the Old Testament to life by exploring the real people and real places from which it comes.


Richter is a graduate of Valley Forge University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and earned her doctorate from the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department of Harvard University in Hebrew Bible.  A veteran of many years of leading student groups in archaeological excavation and historical geography classes in Israel, she has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary., Wesley Biblical Seminary and Wheaton College.  She is recognized among the laity for her The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament and is currently working on a second in that series The Fifth Gospel:  A Christian Entry into the Book of Isaiah (IVP Academic).  Her current research involves a forthcoming book on environmental theology (IVP) and a commentary on Deuteronomy with Eerdmans.  She is also the author of several adult Bible Curriculums with Seedbed.  Richter is a sought-after speaker in both academic and lay settings.


Speaking Engagements

September 16-18 Filming The Epic of Eden: The Book of Psalms with Harper Collins/Zondervan, Process Studios

October 12-13 Filming Stewards of Eden: what the Bible Has to Say About the Environment and Why it Matters with SeminaryNow in Chicago

October 28 ZOOM Online Conference with Darryll Williamson and Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, FL https://www.livingbyfaith.us/our-staff

November 20-21 A Bible Conference on "The Book of Psalms: Honest Faith in Hard Times" at First UMC in Lubbock, TX