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Dr. Holly Carey

Dr. Holly Carey is Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Point University (West Point, GA). She holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Humanities from Point University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY), and a Ph.D. in the New Testament and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). When Dr. Carey returned to Point University as a professor in 2007, she became the university’s first female full-time professor in the Biblical Studies department.

Dr. Carey has most recently published her book, Women Who Do: Female Disciples in the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2023). In addition to numerous articles and essays, her dissertation entitled 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) is the first full-length treatment of a contextual reading of Psalm 22:1 in Jesus’s “cry of dereliction.” She serves as a member of the SBL Mark Seminar Steering Committee, is a contributing editor to the Stone-Campbell Journal, and has been teaching as an adjunct and affiliate instructor for Asbury Theological Seminary since 2004.

Her areas of interest are in the role of women in the early church, the gospel of Mark, and the contextual relationship between intertexts of the Old Testament in the New Testament.

Dr. Carey is married to Warren Carey and they have three sons and a daughter. She likes to read, swim, hike, play basketball, run, is a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, and loves lima beans and the Florida Gators.

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