The Rev. Travis J. Bott, PhD

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The Rev. Travis J. Bott, PhD

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

tbott@nashotah.edu | (262) 646-6522

PhD in Hebrew Bible, Emory University
MTS in Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School
MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
BA in Biblical Studies, Multnomah University

Curriculum Vitae

Get to Know Fr. Bott

Fr. Bott is an Anglican priest and professor at Nashotah House. His mission is to form faithful leaders for the church of Jesus Christ. He is committed to teaching and preaching the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, and he believes that training in biblical languages is important for the fruitful practice of ministry today.

Fr. Bott’s research has focused on the interpretation of the Hebrew poetry of the Psalms with keen interest in understanding figurative language. More recently, he has turned his attention to studying the artful conventions of Old Testament narrative, especially the ways in which biblical stories subtly allude to other scriptural texts and bring their plots to meaningful conclusion.

Fr. Bott has been a youth minister to inner-city skateboarders and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He and his wife and have been married for over twenty years and are blessed with four wonderful children. They enjoy hiking in the hills and playing bluegrass music together.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • - Reflections of Genesis in the Book of Ruth, under contract with Baker Academic Press, in progress.

    • - Praise and Metonymy in the Psalms: A Cognitive-Semantic Study. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, forthcoming.

  • Articles and Book Chapters
    • - “Figurative Enemies in the Psalms: A Cognitive-Linguistic Approach.” Pages 74–106 in Gegner im Gebet: Studien zu Feindschaft und Entfeindung im Buch der Psalmen. Edited by Kathrin Liess and Johannes Schnocks. Herders Biblische Studien 91. Freiburg: Herder, 2018.

    • - “Praise and Metonymy in the Psalms.” Pages 131–46 in The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms. Edited by Willliam P. Brown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.