Maggie Odell received her Ph.D. in biblical studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. Her teaching interests include the history of Christian theological interpretation of the Old Testament. Most of her writing and research has been in the area of Hebrew prophecy, particularly in the book of Ezekiel.

Her publications on Ezekiel include a commentary, a Bible translation, and numerous scholarly articles. She is currently at work on a study of Ezekiel’s treatment of child sacrifice.