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Wilson de Angelo Cunha

Wilson de Angelo Cunha

Professor of Old Testament; Co-Director of the Master of Theology (ThM) Program


Doctor of Philosophy, Leiden University, 2012
Master of Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2006
Bachelor of Theology, José Manoel da Conceição Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2002


Wilson de Angelo Cunha (Ph.D. Leiden University) is Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. He taught at LeTourneau University for ten years before joining CTS in 2022. He is passionate about helping students encounter God anew in the pages of Scripture. His publications include LXX Isaiah 24:1–26:6 as Interpretation and Translation: A Methodological Discussion (SBL Press, 2014) and Isaiah and Intertextuality: Isaiah Amid Israel’s Scriptures (co-edited; Mohr Siebeck, 2024). He is currently writing a commentary on Genesis for the Kregel Exegetical Library series and co-editing A Commentary on the Old Testament Use of the Old Testament with Baker. Some of his publications have appeared in the Journal of Biblical LiteratureBiblicaBibliotheca Orientalis, and Calvin Theological Journal. He often reads papers at the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute for Biblical Research, where he co-chairs the Isaiah study group. He is an Old Testament editor for Religions and co-directs the Master of Theology Program at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is also a Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and he enjoys preaching and teaching in ecclesiastical settings.

Wilson is married to Katie, and they have three wonderful children, plus two birds. He loves coaching soccer, reading, hiking, and entertaining guests.

Courses Taught

Biblical Hebrew I and II

Intermediate Hebrew

The Mission of God in the Old Testament

Old Testament Backgrounds

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation


Historical Books

Psalms and Wisdom Literature

Prophetic Books



Seeing the Bible through Ancient Art: Iconography and the Old Testament

Creation and Cosmology: An Interdisciplinary Approach (co-taught with a Physics Professor)

The Book of Isaiah and Its Reception in Early Judaism

Blog and Forum Contributions

Featured Publications


De Angelo Cunha, Wilson (co-edited). Isaiah and Intertextuality: Isaiah Amid Israel’s Scriptures (Forschungen zum Alten Testament.
2 Reihe; Tübingen: Morh & Siebeck, 2024).

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. LXX Isaiah 24:1-26:6 as Interpretation & Translation: A Methodological Discussion (Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies series 62; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014) (http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/pubs/060462P.pdf)

            Reviews of this work:

                        Martin Staszak. Revue Biblique 124-2 (2017): 303-304.

                        Larry Perkins. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016): 345-347.

                        Johann Cook. Review of Biblical Literature 05 (2016).

                        Claude Cox. Review of Biblical Literature 05 (2016).


Articles/Book Chapters

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson and Andrew Abernethy. “Preface” in Wilson de Angelo Cunha and Andrew Abernethy. Isaiah and Intertextuality (Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2 Reihe; Tübingen: Morh & Siebeck). Forthcoming in 2024

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “Isaiah 1 and Hosea” in Wilson de Angelo Cunha and Andrew Abernethy. Isaiah and Intertextuality (Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2 Reihe; Tübingen: Morh & Siebeck). Forthcoming in 2024

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “Isaiah 39 and the Human Trust Motif in First Isaiah.” Journal of Biblical Literature 141/1 (2022): 105–120 (https://doi.org/10.15699/jbl.1411.2022.6)

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “Creation, Kingship, and the Defeat of Evil: A Reflection on Psalm 74,” Revista de Cultura Teológica 97 (Sept-Dec 2020): 127-145 (https://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/culturateo/article/view/50993)

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “The āš in the Garden of Eden (Gen 2:4b-3:24): Malevolent or Benevolent?” Revista de Cultura Teológica 89 (January-June 2017): 10-26 (https://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/culturateo/article/view/rct.i89.34441)

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “‘Kingship’ and ‘Kingdom:’ A Discussion of Isaiah 24:21-2; 27:12-13” in Formation and Intertextuality in Isaiah 24-27 (ed. Todd Hibbard and Paul Kim; Ancient Israel and Its Literature 17; Atlanta: SBL, 2013), 61-76.

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “LXX Isaiah 25:6-8 and the Issue of Coherence” in LXX: XIV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Helsinki 2010 (ed. Melvin K. H. Peters; Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies 59; Atlanta: SBL, 2013), 277-290.

De Angelo Cunha, Wilson. “A Brief Discussion of MT Isaiah 24,14-16,” Biblica 90 (2009), 530-544.


Book Reviews

 Review of Jenni Williams, The Kingdom of our God: A Theological Commentary on Isaiah (London: SCM Press, 2019) in Calvin Theological Journal 56/2 (2021): 384-386

Review of B. Kim, “Lengthen Your Tent-Cords”. The Metaphorical World of Israel’s Household in the Book of Isaiah (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, 23; Eisenbrauns, University Park, PA, 2018). BIBLIOTHECA ORIENTALIS LXXVII N° 5-6 (September-December 2020): 639-641.

Review of J. J. Kwon, Scribal Culture and Intertextuality: Literary and Historical Relationships between Job and Deutero-Isaiah (Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2. Reihe, vol. 85; Tübingen: Mohr & Siebeck, 2016). BIBLIOTHECA ORIENTALIS LXXVI N° 5-6 (September-December 2019): 525-529.

Review of Christoph Levin, Das Alte Testament (5th ed.; München: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2018) in the Review of Biblical Literature 09/2019.

Review of Ben Witherington III, Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017). Review of Biblical Literature 07/2018.

Review of William D. Barker, Isaiah’s Kingship Polemic (FAT 2/70; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014). BIBLIOTHECA ORIENTALIS LXXIII/1-2 (Jan/April 2016): 197-201.

Review of Arie C. Leder. Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2010). Calvin Theological Journal 48/2 (2013): 332-335.

Review of J. Stromberg. An Introduction to the Study of Isaiah (London: T & T Clark, 2011). Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 56/3 (2013): 605-607.

Review of J. Ferry. Isaïe: “Comme les mots d’un livre scellé…” (Paris: Cerf, 2008). Review of Biblical Literature (2013).