Faculty & Staff

Dr. Sarah Melcher

Dr. Sarah Melcher

Professor Emeritus, Theology Department

Professor Emeritus, Theology Graduate Program

ML 4442
310 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-2043

Fax: (513) 745-3215


  • Ph.D. (Emory University)

First Year at Xavier University:



Hebrew Bible


Sarah J. Melcher is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Scriptures at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Emory University and a M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Melcher was co-editor of and contributor to This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) and editor of and contributor to Discerning the Body: Metaphors of the Body in the Bible (Classical Bulletin, 2014). Melcher has published numerous articles on disability in the Bible, sexual practice in the Pentateuch, Jewish/Christian dialogue, and African American biblical interpretation. Currently she is working as co-editor in collaboration with Amos Yong to establish a book series on Studies in Religion/Theology and Disability for Baylor University Press.

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