J. Todd Hibbard

J. Todd Hibbard

Professor of Religious Studies
Chair of Religious Studies

J. Todd Hibbard
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 332
Phone: 313-993-1088
J. Todd Hibbard
Areas of Expertise:
Christian Scriptures
Hebrew Scriptures


  • Ph.D., Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • M.A., Theological Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary, Maitland, Florida, 1994
  • B.A., Theology, cum laude, Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1990


Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, J. Todd Hibbard, teaches courses in the area of biblical studies, including both Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament, as well method and theory in the study of religion. In addition, his courses regularly examine religious texts and practices from the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman worlds. His courses are also interested in interpretive questions raised by the reader's social location.

Hibbard's research focuses on the formation of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible and its role in the development of early Second Temple Judaism; early biblical interpretation, especially in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint; and the narrative literature of the Pentateuch. His publications include Intertextuality in Isaiah 24-27 (Mohr Siebeck), Formation and Intertextuality in Isaiah 24-27 (co-edited; SBL Press) and The Book of Isaiah: Enduring Questions Answered Anew (co-edited; Eerdmans). Prior to joining Detroit Mercy in 2011, he taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Notre Dame. He earned a doctorate in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity from the University of Notre Dame.