Jerome Ross, Ph.D.
Randolph-Macon College Professor Jerome Ross, Ph.D., (religious
studies) contributed two essays to a recently-published book, The Africana Bible:
Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Fortress
Ross contributed “The Deuteronomistic History” and “Zechariah” to the book, which
gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew
Bible. The Africana Bible opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation
on the African continent and in the multiple Diasporas of African peoples, including
the African-American experience, with attention to Africana histories, literatures,
cultures and backgrounds for understanding biblical literature.
The book also highlights issues of concern to the global Black community (such as
globalization and the colonial legacy) and the distinctive norms of interpretation
in African and African Diasporan settings.
Ross joined the faculty at Randolph-Macon College in 2006. He earned his B.A. at
Randolph-Macon College, his M.Div. at Virginia Union University and his Ph.D. from
the University of Pittsburgh.