Mentored Faculty in Old Testament (2013)
PhD. Candidate, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Instituteof Religion; Post Graduate Studies, Andrews University; M.Phil., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion; M.A.R., Evangelical Theological Seminary; B.A., Lebanon Valley College; Member of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Society of Biblical Literature. Academic Presentation: “The Mysterious Actions of the Captive Woman in Deuteronomy 21:10-14”; Graduate Year-Program: Rothberg International School of Hebrew University (2004).
Sarah was raised in the love of the Old Testament, inspired by her father’s – Dave Dorsey’s – life work as professor of Old Testament at Evangelical Seminary. After growing up feeding calves and milking cows on a neighboring dairy farm, Sarah studied Literature and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania for her undergraduate work, and then pursued a Master’s degree at Evangelical focused in the Old Testament. Sarah then studied Hebrew and related ancient and modern languages at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for one year, where she traveled all over Israel, participated in excavation work at ancient Gath, and, most importantly, met her future husband, Phil! After studying in Israel, Sarah began a Ph.D. program at Andrews University in Michigan, and she is now finishing her doctoral degree at Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati). Her dissertation is focused on the ritual use of hair in the Old Testament and other ancient Near Eastern cultures. Sarah is looking forward to finishing and publishing her father’s book on the Old Testament Law and the Christian.
Sarah is married to Phil, who also teaches Old Testament at Evangelical, and she is the mother of little David, who is almost four months old and is surely an archaeologist or Hebrew scholar (or dairy farmer!) in the making.