Chelsea Mak

Chelsea Mak is a doctoral student in Hebrew Bible at Emory University and an editor for the “Politics of Scripture” blog on the Political Theology Network.


Rather than portraying human difference as the punishment of God, Babel and Pentecost are complementary stories, each highlighting God’s intention for cultural and linguistic diversity. As we draw near to Pentecost Sunday, may we also consider the inherent value of language as a cultural identity marker and partner as advocates for language preservation.

The Politics of Scripture