Publications

Books

2018 Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East, Fortress Academic Monographs, Fortress Academic Press / Lexington Books (Sample: Ch.1)

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 “The Ancient Mesopotamian Mīs Pî Ritual: An Application of the Ecological Anthropology of Roy Rappaport” Critical Research on Religion, forthcoming

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

Editor-Reviewed Articles

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

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

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

Encyclopedia Entries

2018 “Shabbat” in 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, Geographical 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.)

2012 Translator, “Book of Proverbs,” Lexham English Bible, Lexham Press

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

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

“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

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