Dr. Holly Carey

Holly Carey
  • Title: Professor of Biblical Studies
  • Department: Biblical Studies
  • Phone: 706-385-1091
  • Email: holly.carey@point.edu


  • B.A., Humanities and Biblical Studies— Point University
  • M.A., Biblical Studies— Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., New Testament and Early Christian Origins— University of Edinburgh

Courses Taught

Romans, Biblical Survey, Gospel of Mark, Ephesians and Philemon, Ephesians and Colossians, 1 Corinthians, Psalms, Isaiah, Acts, OT Survey, NT Survey, Scripture within Scripture: The OT in the NT, Christ and Culture, Readings in the LXX, Introduction to Humanities, Women in the Bible, Epistles of Paul, Introduction to Bible Study (Hermeneutics), The Story of Jesus’ Followers, Research Methods in Biblical Studies, The Story of Jesus, Basic Christian Doctrine


Carey, Holly J., Jesus’ Cry from the Cross: Towards a First-century Understanding of the Intertextual Relationship between Psalm 22 and the Narrative of Mark’s Gospel. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2009.

“The Servants in Wisdom of Solomon.” In Isaiah’s Servant(s) and the Exegetical Origins of Jewish and Christian Identity. Eds Michael A Lyons and Jacob Stromberg. WUNT; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming.

“Psalm 22 in Mark: Moving Forward.” In New Studies in Textual Interplay. Eds. C. A. Evans, B. J. Oropeza, and P. T. Sloan. LNTS; SSEJC 20: London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2020.

“Women in Action: Models for Discipleship in Mark’s Gospel.” CBQ 82.3. (2019): 429-448.

“An Armored Household: Isaiah 59 as the Key to Ephesians 5:21-6:9 and 6:10-17.” JBTS 3.2 (2018): 260-270.

“The Importance of the ‘How’ and ‘Why’ in Ancient Biographies.” Pages 319-22 in Biographies and Jesus: What Does It Mean for the Gospels to be Biographies?. Eds. Craig S. Keener and Edward T. Wright. Lexington, KY: Emeth, 2016.

“Is It as Bad as All That?’: The Misconception of Mark as a Gospel Film Noir.” Pages 3-21 in Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado. Eds. Chris Keith and Dieter T. Roth. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2015.

“Amen.” Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, revised edition. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013.

“Judas Iscariot: The Man, the Legend, the Villain.” Pages 249-267 in Jesus Among Friends and Enemies (eds. Larry Hurtado and Chris Keith). Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

“Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman: A Case Study in Inclusiveness.” Leaven 19:1 (2011): 28-32.

“Traditio-Historical Criticism.” Pages 102-121 in Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation (rev. ed.; ed. Joel B. Green). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

“Teachings and Tirades: Jesus’ Temple Act and His Teachings in Mark 11:15-19.” SCJ 10:1 (2007): 93-105.

Where are you from?

Gainesville, Florida

What brought you to Point University?

I came as a student, drawn to the small size of the school, but also because my parents and aunt had graduated as well.

What are some of your hobbies?

Taekwondo, swimming and reading.

What advice would you give to new students?

College is a wonderful time of life. The challenge for any student is to be able to enjoy it by being active socially, but to balance that social life with study. Time management is key!

What are your research interests?

The Gospel of Mark, The Old Testament in the New Testament (Intertextuality), Women in the Bible, Greco-Roman Culture and Scripture.

Are there any interesting facts about yourself that you would like to share with new or current Point students?

I am a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.


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