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Brittany Melton

Associate Professor of Old Testament
BA, Biblical Languages (Oklahoma Baptist University); MA, Theology (Fuller Theological Seminary); PhD, Old Testament (University of Cambridge)
Brittany N. Melton received her PhD in Old Testament from the University of Cambridge in 2017, an MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BA in biblical languages from Oklahoma Baptist University. She has known a calling to ministry since her teenage years, working in various church and parachurch contexts. Her love of the Old Testament is rooted in a passion for the church to rediscover the riches of Old Testament theology for the life of faith. Before coming to Regent in 2023, she taught in Cambridge, for Ridley College (Melbourne), and at Palm Beach Atlantic University in South Florida. She currently serves as Research Fellow at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and as Chair of the Tyndale Fellowship’s Old Testament Study Group (Cambridge, UK). Brittany is the author of Where is God in the Megilloth? A Dialogue on the Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence (Brill, 2018) and co-editor of Reading Lamentations Intertextually (2021) and Reading Esther Intertextually (2022) in the LHBOTS series. She is also the co-editor of Reading the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets (Lexham, 2022). Her research interests include: divine presence and absence, the Megilloth, wisdom literature, and hospitality. Her forthcoming work includes the New Handbook on Wisdom Books and Psalms (Baker Academic, 2024) as well as commentaries on Esther, Job, and Ruth. She is married to Drew Melton, and they have two children.

Areas of expertise

  • Wisdom literature
  • The Megilloth
  • Divine absence and presence
  • Hospitality in the Old Testament

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