Marc Brettler (Marc Zvi Brettler) is an American biblical scholar, and the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University.[1] He earned his B.A., M.A., and PhD from Brandeis University, where he previously served as Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies. He researches biblical metaphors, the Bible and gender, biblical historical texts, the book of Psalms, and the post-biblical reception of the Hebrew Bible, including in the New Testament. He is a co-founder of the website, which integrates critical and traditional methods of studying the Bible.

In 2004, Brettler won the National Jewish Book Award for The Jewish Study Bible.[2]


  • The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, with Peter Enns and Daniel Harrington, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • The Jewish Annotated New Testament, with Amy-Jill Levine, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 0195297709, ISBN 978-0-19-529770-6.
  • How to Read the Bible, Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 2005 (republished with minor revisions as How to Read the Jewish Bible, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
  • The Jewish Study Bible, with Adele Berlin, 2004 (second edition 2015).
  • The Book of Judges: Old Testament Readings, London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Hebrew, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • The Creation of History in Ancient Israel, London: Routledge Press, 1995 (paperback 1998).
  • God is King: Understanding an Israelite Metaphor, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989.


  1. ^ "Marc Brettler". Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Korkmazsky, Marina (8 November 2004). "NEJS profs. win Jewish book award" Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine. The Justice.