Research

Publications

“According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.” Vetus Testamentum 67:3 (2017): 432-447.

Sit At My Right Hand: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud. LHBOTS 628. New York: T&T Clark, 2016.

“‘Special Forces’: A Stereotype of Benjaminite Soldiers in the Deuteronomistic History
and Chronicles.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 30.1 (2016): 16-29.

“Sit at My Right Hand: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud.” PhD dissertation, Stellenbosch University, 2014.

“The Timeless, Unifying Rhetoric of Lamentations.” Old Testament Essays 25 (2012): 534-558.

“From Time-Bound to Timeless: The Rhetoric of Lamentations and its Appropriation.” MTh thesis, March 2012.

“Unless You Have Utterly Rejected Us.” PBU Today, Winter 2011, 6-9.

“A ‘Perfect’ Poem: The Use of the QATAL Verbal Form in the Biblical Acrostics.” Hebrew Studies 51 (2010): 49-72.

Presentations

“‘Final Authoritative Edition’ versus ‘Original Autographs’: Do Protestants Defend the Masoretic Text with ‘Catholic’ Arguments?” Paper for the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 2015.

“According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel and Chronicles.” Paper for the national meeting of ETS, November 17, 2015.

“The Chess King of the Sciences? How Biblical Studies Appropriates Insights from Other Academic Disciplines.” LCC International University Open Lecture Series, Klaipėda, Lithuania, March 4, 2015. PowerPoint.

“‘Irregular’ Warriors: Stereotypes of Benjaminite Soldiers in the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles.” Paper for the Mid-Atlantic/New England Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, March 7, 2014.

“Sleeping Dogs: Benjamin-Judah Relations in the Persian Period and the Chronicler’s Portrait of Saul.” Paper for the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, March 14-15, 2013.

“Lamentations’ Acrostic Form and Fragmented Judah in the Persian Period.” Paper for the national meeting of ETS, November 14, 2012.

“Reading Lamentations as an Evangelical.” Invited lecture at Union Theological Seminary (New York), November 7, 2012.

“When YHWH Becomes an Enemy: A Canonical Reading of Lamentations.” Community Convocation at Reformed Episcopal Seminary (Blue Bell, PA), October 15, 2012.

“Rebellion With a Cause: Poetic Artifice and Community Cohesion in Lamentations.” Paper for the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of SBL, March 15, 2012.

“Economic Failure of the Torah? Toward a Post-Industrial Reading of an Agrarian Text.” Paper for the Eastern Regional meeting of ETS, March 2, 2012 (Audio: 44.7 MB).

“‘Unless You Have Utterly Rejected Us’: Lamentations as an Instrument of Community Renewal.” PBU’s 2011 Agora Conference, October 29, 2011.

“How Lonely Sits the Text: Lamentations 1-2 and Evangelical Appropriation of Postmodern Biblical Studies.” Second Prize, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Eastern Regional meeting of ETS, March 4, 2011.

“‘Your Mama Was a Hittite’: Torah Exegesis and the Matrilineal Principal in the Ezrahite Reforms.” First Prize, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Eastern Regional meeting of ETS, March 26, 2010.

“A ‘Perfect’ Poem: The Use of the QATAL Verbal Form in the Biblical Acrostics.” Paper for the Hebrew Poetry section of the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of SBL, March 12, 2010.

Reviews

Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, Belonging in Genesis: Biblical Israel and the Politics of Identity Formation (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016). RBL.

Leslie C. Allen, A Theological Approach to the Old Testament: Major Themes
and New Testament Connections (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2014). RBL.

Charlie Trimm, “YHWH Fights for Them!” The Divine Warrior in the Exodus Narrative. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2014. RBL.

Josef Forsling, Composite Artistry in the Book of Numbers: A Study in Biblical
Narrative Conventions. Åbo, Finland: Åbo Akademi University, 2013. RBL.

T. David Gordon, Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. P&R, 2009. Part I, Part II.

John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. IVP Academic, 2009.

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Lamentations and the Tears of the World. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2002.

William Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts EternityWindblown Media, 2007.

Lamentations

So, You Want to Study Lamentations?

Guest Post on Everyday Liturgy – Guest Post, Part Two

Diversity: An old, old wooden ship from the Civil-War era?

Between Redemption and the Pain

Article in PBU Today; Dr. Sam Hsu

Lamentations and the Holocaust

Lament Over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur