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Ingrid Faro

Affiliate Professor of Old Testament; Coordinator, MA in Old Testament–Jerusalem University College Program


Master of Arts in Old Testament Master of Divinity


Ingrid Faro (PhD, MDiv) is Affiliate Professor of Old Testament and Coordinator of the MA in Old Testament–Jerusalem University College Program. Ingrid is an author and international speaker on topics including deconstructing evil, navigating suffering, forgiveness, lament, abuse and power dynamics, women in the Bible and ministry, Genesis, and Ecclesiastes. Ingrid is the author of Evil in Genesis, co-author of Honest Answers, and forthcoming with IVP, Demystifying Evil.

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Areas of Expertise

  • The Problem of Evil
  • Abuse and Suffering
  • Women of the Old Testament
  • Genesis
  • Biblical Hebrew


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
PhD, Theological Studies, with concentration in Old Testament and Semitic Languages

University of Illinois Medical Center
Master of Associated Medical Sciences with concentration in Nutrition and Public Health

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • SBL (Society of Biblical Literature)
  • IBR (Institute of Biblical Research)
  • ETS (Evangelical Theological Society
  • ASOR (American Society of Overseas Research)

Courses Taught

  • OT 458  Old Testament Theology
  • OT 419  Hebrew Tools and Old Testament Interpretation
  • OT 402 Evil in Genesis (Understanding Evil in the Old Testament)
  • OT 309  Black Interpretation of the Old Testament
  • WS 307 Women of the Old Testament
  • OT 307  Pentateuch, Poetry and Wisdom Literature (synchronous course)
  • OT 308   Former and Latter Prophets (Historical Books and the Prophets)
  • IN 304     Interpreting the Bible
  • SM 401 & 402 MDiv Internship Seminar
  • OT 5000 Introduction to the Old Testament (online course)
  • OT 5100 Genesis (developed and taught online course)
  • OT 5100 The Pentateuch (English Bible)
  • ID 5010 Foundations of Biblical Interpretation
  • OT 5240-5241 Elementary Hebrew I & II (ten years at TEDS, one year at North Park Seminary, Chicago)
  • OT 5242 Hebrew Exegesis
  • OT 6100 Hebrew Review (designed, developed, and taught for incoming PhD & MA students)
  • OT 7090 Old Testament Theology
  • OT 6600 Preaching from the Old Testament
  • OT 9000 PhD Seminar: Genesis and the Theological Foundations of Evil

Books & Resources

  • Forthcoming. Demystifying Evil: A Biblical and Personal Exploration. InterVarsity Press, 2023.
  •  “God’s Comfort for Human Brokenness.” In Divine Suffering: Theology, History, and Church Mission. Edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer, Pickwick. 2023.
  • Sample Sermon on Proverbs 31, in How to Preach Proverbs, by Jared Alcantara, Fontes Press, 2022.
  • “Hebel in Ecclesiastes,” In What Has Ecclesiastes to Do With…?: Navigating Life’s Unexpected Challenges in Disruptive Times, Singapore: Word and Works, 2022.
  • “Why I Believe in a Historical Adam and Eve,” chapter in edited volume (in Swedish). In Bibeltro: Nio teologer om bibelsyn och bibelbruk, Edited by Anders Gerdmar, Torbjörn Aronson, and Pavel Hoffman, Uppsala, Sweden: STH Publications, 2022.
  • Evil in Genesis: A Contextual Analysis of Hebrew Lexemes for Evil in the Book of Genesis, Lexham Press. 2021.
  • Honest Answers: Exploring God Questions with your Tween. Co-author with Janelle Alberts, Kregel, 2020.
  • “The Question of Evil and Animal Death Before the Fall,” Trinity Journal, 36/2 (2015), 193-213.
  • “Strength,” Lexham Theological Wordbook. ed. Douglas Mangum et al. (Lexham Bible Reference Series; Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).
  • “Tree of Life,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary. ed. John D. Barry et al. (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • “Amen,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary. ed. John D. Barry et al. (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • “Semantics,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary. ed. John D. Barry et al.  (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Review: Metathesis in the Hebrew Bible: Wordplay as a Literary and Exegetical Device, by Isaac Kalimi, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2018. CBQ July, 2021.
  • Review: The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church’s Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct, by Ruth Everhart, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2020. Presbyterion 46/1 (Spring 2020): 137-139.
  • Review: Ruth: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, by Daniel I. Block. Books-at-a-Glance,, June 25, 2016.
  • Review: Filled with the Spirit, by John R. Levison, Trinity Journal, 34/2 (2013), 312-14.
  • Review:  Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis, by John C. Lennox. Trinity Journal 33/1 (2012): 103-5.
  • Review: Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy, by James K. A. Smith, Trinity Journal 33/1 (2012): 154-6.