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; book)

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

2022 “Myth, Meaning, and the Work of Life: Enuma Elish and the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:4-3:24) on the Value of Human Labor and Memory” Religions Vol. 13: 1-21, Special Issue: Myth-Making in the Hebrew Bible (ed. Debra Ballentine; Open Access)

2022 “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 Vol. 90 (1): 86-120

2021 “The Ancient Mesopotamian Mīs Pî Ritual: An Application of the Ecological Anthropology of Roy Rappaport” Critical Research on Religion Vol. 9 (3): 300-16.

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: 5-19, Special Issue: Cultural Anthropology and the Study of the Ancient World (Open Access)

2019 “Negotiating Moses’ Divine-Human Identity in LXX Exodus” Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies Vol. 52: 91-102

2018 “Teaching Outside of Your Tradition: 4 Suggestions Toward Transformational Pedagogy” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education Vol. 2 (1). Available online here.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

202? “The Metaphor of Root and Soil in the Hebrew Bible” (tentative title) in A Planting of the Lord: Biblical Tree Imagery in Natural and Human Contexts, edited by William Osborne and Mark Boda, Dictionary of Nature Imagery – Biblical Supplement Series, Bloomsbury T&T Clark

202? “Moses in the Ancient Near East” (tentative title) in The Oxford Handbook on Moses, edited by Brian Britt, Oxford University Press

202? “Famine in the Prophets: A Threat of Ecological and Social Chaos” in Lexham Geographic Commentary on Poetry and Prophecy, edited by Barry Beitzel, Lexham Press

202? “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

202? “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

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. Available here.

Encyclopedia Entries

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

202? Assistant Editor, Lexham Geographic Commentary on Poetry and ProphecyLexham Press

202? Assistant Editor, Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Historical Books, 2 vols., Lexham Press

202? Author, Lexham Context Commentary: Old Testament – 1-2 Chronicles, Lexham Press

202? 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. Available on Bible translation apps and websites, such as BibleGatway.com & bibla.com.

Book Reviews

2022 Andrew Tobolowsky, The Myth of the Twelve Tribes of Israel: New Identities Across Time and Space, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

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

“Speaking with Names: Reading the Geographical and Cultural Landscape of Shechem in Judges 8:30-9:57” under review with Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society

Manuscripts in Preparation

“To Compare or Not to Compare — Is That Still a Question?” co-authored with Tammi J. Schneider, Currents in Biblical Research

Book Manuscript: Title TBD

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