Cynthia R. Chapman

Cynthia R. Chapman


Cynthia R. Chapman is the Adelia A. F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She is the author of The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016).

Abraham and the Birth of Isaac


Many women in the Bible were considered barren and went to extraordinary lengths to have children.