Charles Isbell

Charles Isbell

Associate Professor

Ph.D.: Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University, 1973

Phone: (225) 578-2273
Office: 107 Coates


Charles Isbell studied under Cyrus Gordon at Brandeis University, receiving his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies in 1973. In the following years, he taught at the University of Massachusetts, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. In 1996, he joined the Religious Studies faculty at LSU.


Areas of Interest

Dr. Isbell specializes in Hebrew Scripture and Judaism. He formerly served as Director of Jewish Studies (2002-2007) and was editor of H-JUDAIC, the electronic journal for Professors of Judaica from 1998-2008. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Women in Judaism and The Bible and Interpretation.


Courses Offered

  • REL 1004 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • REL 2120 The Holocaust
  • REL 3100 Judaism
  • REL 3101 American Judaism
  • REL 3104 Hebrew Prophets
  • HEBR/REL 1001/2, 2003/4 Hebrew Language Sequence


Selected Publications

For a complete list of books and articles authored by Dr. Isbell, see his personal website: