Dr Caroline Batchelder

Dr Caroline Batchelder

Lecturer in Old Testament, Program Director for Master of Theology

Caroline was born in Scotland, and grew up mainly in Malaysia and Australia, as well as time spent in England and the Philippines. After finishing school in Canberra, she undertook a BMus at the NSW State Conservatorium. After years primarily involved with family and church, and four years living in Shropshire, England, Caroline enrolled in an MDiv at Morling Theological College, going on to complete her ThD in Biblical Studies at the end of 2015. This was a literary-theological investigation of the figure of the Servant in the ‘Servant Songs’ of Isaiah 40‒55, with particular interests in ‘justice’ (Hebrew mishpat) and the image of God. Caroline is married to Bob, a geotechnical engineer, and they have 6 children: five daughters and a son. She is part of the housechurch movement, Ruach Church. Her interests include hiking, biking, poetry, reading and growing vegetables.


ThD (Australian College of Theology)
Dissertation Title Charging the Earth: Yahweh and the Servant in Isaiah 40-55 2016

Master of Divinity (Australian College of Theology) 2009

Bachelor of Music (NSW State Conservatorium) 1984

Research Interests

literary-theological interpretation of scripture, Hebrew poetry,  poetics, rhetoric, image of God, Genesis, Isaiah


  • 2019
    • Caroline Batchelder (2019). Charging the Earth: Yahweh and the Servant in Isaiah 40-55. Lexham Press, Bellingham (forthcoming).

Book Chapter

  • 2018
    • Batchelder, Caroline (2018). Ordering with Intent: Restoring Divine Order in Isaiah and Genesis In Christopher C. Green, David I. Starling, Revelation and Reason in Christian Theology (pp. 90-112). Lexham Press, Bellingham, 2018.
  • 2016
    • Batchelder, Caroline (2016). The Gender Conversation: Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life In Murphy, R., Starling, D., The Servant and Zion in Isaiah (pp. 217-229). Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR.

Journal Article

  • 2013
    • Batchelder, Caroline (2013). Undoing 'this people', becoming 'my servant': Purpose and Commission in Isaiah 6. Southeastern Theological Review, 4/2 (Winter 2013) 155-178.

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