2018 Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East, Fortress Academic Monographs, Fortress Academic Press / Lexington Books (available here)

Nominated for the 2019 AAR Best First Book in the History of Religions Award

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2020 “The Mesopotamian Mis-Pi Ceremony & Clifford Geertz’s ‘Thick Description’: Principles for Studying the Cultural Webs of the Deceased,” Distant Worlds Journal, Vol. 4, Special Issue: Cultural Anthropology and the Study of the Ancient World

2019 “Negotiating Moses’s Divine-Human Identity in LXX Exodus” Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Vol. 52

2018 “Teaching Outside of Your Tradition: 4 Suggestions Toward Transformational Pedagogy,” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education 2:1

Editor-Reviewed Articles

2020 “Theophany (Exodus 19)” The Visual Commentary on Scripture (

2019 “Moses—Yahweh’s Idol?” The Ancient Near East Today: Current News About the Ancient Past, Vol. 7, No.6 (available here)

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2021 “Living Agrarian Principles in the Urban Age: Jewish Principles of Animal Conservation in the Torah and Today” in Religion and the Wild Things: Preserving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene, edited by Janet Rumfelt, Claremont Press

2020 “Leggere il rituale con Rappaport. La cerimonia mesopotamica del mīs pî da una prospettiva ecologica” (“Reading Ritual with Rappaport: The Mesopotamian Mis Pi Ceremony in Ecological Perspective”) translated from English by Gioele Zisa in Antropologia religiosa della Mesopotamia antica, edited by Claus Ambos and Gioele Zisa, Edizioni Museo Pasqualino

2020 “The Tree of Life in Ancient Near Eastern Iconography” in The Tree of Life, Themes in Biblical Narrative Series, edited by Douglas Estes, Brill Publishing (available here)

2016 “Introduction” co-authored with Douglas Mangum in Lexham Methods Series, Vol. 3: Social & Historical Approaches, edited by Amy Balogh and Douglas Mangum, Lexham Press (available here)

Encyclopedia Entries

2018 “Shabbat” in Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History, Volume 2, edited by Susan de-Gaia, ABC-CLIO (available here)

2015 Various articles, Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John Barry, Lexham Press (available here):

Baal Cycle; Critical Issues: Israel – History of; Critical Issues: Kings – 1st & 2nd Books of; Deir All Inscription; Elijah the Prophet; Elisha the Prophet; Ezra – Book of; Moses; Sefire Treaties; Shechem – City of; Tel Dan Stele 

Select Freelance Work

2020 Author, Lexham Research Commentary: Ruth, Lexham Press (available for pre-order)

2016 Associate Editor, Lexham Methods Series, Vol. 3: Social & Historical Approaches, Lexham Press (available here)

2016 Contributing Editor (Exodus, Numbers, Kings), Faithlife Study Bible, Lexham Press (available in print or free download)

2015 6 articles edited for Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John Barry, Lexham Press (available here): 

Ahasuerus the King; Ezra – leader of the exiles; Jeshua – ancient name; Judges – Book of; Redeemer; Seir – Hill country of

2014 Contributing Editor (Pentateuch, Historical Books, Minor Prophets), DIY Bible Study, Lexham Press (available here)

2012 Translator, “Book of Proverbs,” Lexham English Bible, Lexham Press (available on all major Bible websites and apps)

Book Reviews

2019 Paul K.-K.-Cho, Myth, History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature

2018 Herbert R. Broderick, Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch, AAR Reading Religion (available here)

2017 Philip R. Davies, The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed, AAR Reading Religion (available here)

2016 Theodore Ziolkowski, Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations Since the Enlightenment. AAR Reading Religion (available here)

2012 John F.A. Sawyer, Sacred Texts and Sacred Meanings: Studies in Biblical Language and Literature. Theological Book Review 24 (2012): 8-9.

2011 Genesis: Texts @ Contexts. Edited by Athalya Brenner, Archie Chi Chung Lee, and Gale A. Yee. Theological Book Review 23 (2011): 19-20. 

Manuscripts in Submission

2020 “Reading Ritual with Rappaport: The Mesopotamian Mis Pi Ceremony in Ecological Perspective” Critical Research on Religion

Manuscripts in Preparation

Book Human Ecology in Ancient Near Eastern Religions: A New Theory of Origins (working title)

Articles   “The Epic of Gilgamesh, Eco-Guilt, and the Way Forward” JAAR

“Sacrifice: Engaging the Wild Within and Without” Target journal TBD

“To Compare or Not to Compare — Is That Still a Question?” Target journal TBD