Jennie Grillo

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

(919) 660-3477
213 Gray

Duke Divinity School
Duke University
407 Chapel Drive
Duke Box #90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968


Jennie Grillo teaches courses in Old Testament. In 2015-16 she is on leave from teaching with an ACLS research fellowship. Her current project is a study of the Additions to Daniel in the history of interpretation, for which she also holds a Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography from the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Her first book, The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012 and won a Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award. Her interests include wisdom literature, ideas of idolatry in the Old Testament, and the interactions of early Jewish and early Christian biblical interpretation.


M.A., M.St., D.Phil. (University of Oxford)