Nominated for the 2019 AAR Best First Book in the History of Religions Award
Nominated for the 2020 AJS Jordan Schnitzer Book Award
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2021 “Mapping the Path to Ecological Reparation: An Ecopsychological Reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh & Its Implications for the Study of Religion” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, forthcoming
2021 “The Ancient Mesopotamian Mīs Pî Ritual: An Application of the Ecological Anthropology of Roy Rappaport” Critical Research on Religion, forthcoming. Available via OnlineFirst here.
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’ 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. Available online here.
2020 “Sinai Calling (Exodus 19)” The Visual Commentary on Scripture, www.thevcs.org
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
2022 “From Hiding Place to Shining Face: Unveiling Moses’s Career in Exodus” in Cambridge Companion to Exodus, edited by Brent Strawn and Keith Bodner, Cambridge University Press
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
2021 “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 Miti, culti, saperi. Per un’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
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
2018 “Shabbat” in Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History, Volume 2, edited by Susan de-Gaia, ABC-CLIO
2015 Various articles, Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John Barry, Lexham Press:
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
2021 Assistant Editor, Geographic Commentary on the Historical Books, Lexham Press
2021 Author, Lexham Research Commentary: Ruth, Lexham Press
2016 Associate Editor, Lexham Methods Series, Vol. 3: Social & Historical Approaches, Lexham Press
2016 Contributing Editor (Exodus, Numbers, Kings), Faithlife Study Bible, Lexham Press
2015 6 articles edited for Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John Barry, Lexham Press:
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
2013 Author, Analysis of Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena to the History of Israel, The Macat Library – Routledge Press (formerly Mouseion Ltd.)
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
2017 Philip R. Davies, The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed, AAR Reading Religion
2016 Theodore Ziolkowski, Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations Since the Enlightenment. AAR Reading Religion
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
None as of 10/8/2020
Manuscripts in Preparation
Book Human Ecology in the Hebrew Bible: A New Theory of Origins
Articles “Wisdom Sits in Shechem: Reading the Geological and Cultural Landscape of Judges 9” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
“To Compare or Not to Compare — Is That Still a Question?” co-authored with Tammi J. Schneider, Currents in Biblical Research