Below you will find my full CV, as well as links to presentations, publications, and reviews. Click here to read my research purpose statement, and my series of pastoral reflections, “Researching Christianly.”
“Regathering Too Many Stones? Scribal Constraints, Community Memory, and the ‘Problem’ of Elijah’s Sacrifice for Deuteronomism in Kings.” In Johannes Unsok Ro and Benjamin Giffone eds., Scribal Practice, Cultural Memory, and the Making of the Hebrew Scriptures (forthcoming).
“Atonement, Sacred Space and Ritual Time: The Chronicler as Reader of Priestly Pentateuchal Narrative.” In Louis Jonker and Jaeyoung Jeon, eds., Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible (BZAW 528; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021). Open access; to be published online November 2021.
“Can Theological Interpretation Soften the Protestant Problem of Old Testament Textual Plurality? Jeremiah as a Test Case.” European Journal of Theology 29.2 (2020): 153–178. DOI: 10.5117/EJT2020.2.004.GIFF.
Handbook chapter, coauthored with Jon P. Radwan: “Meaningful Work and Human Flourishing: Communication Lessons from the Judeo-Christian Tradition.” Palgrave Handbook for Workplace Wellbeing, edited by Satinder K. Dhiman. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. Published online: 10 January 2020. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02470-3_18-1.
“‘Israel’s’ Only Son? The Complexity of Benjaminite Identity Between Judah and Joseph.” Old Testament Essays 32.3 (2019): 956–972.
“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. London/New York: Bloomsbury 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.
“The Timeless, Unifying Rhetoric of Lamentations.” Old Testament Essays 25 (2012): 534–558.
“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.
“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.
“From Time-Bound to Timeless: The Rhetoric of Lamentations and its Appropriation.” MTh thesis, March 2012.
“Scripture Reading Scripture: Can the Chronicler Teach Us How to Interpret and Apply the Bible?” Spurgeon’s College, London, March 3, 2021. [Virtual]
“Media Ecology of Worship: Ancient Israel, Modern Pandemic.” Sattler College, Boston, October 2, 2020. [Virtual]
“No Day of Atonement During the Temple Dedication? Pentateuchal Ritual Calendars Presumed in Chronicles.” Invited paper for the conference, “Chronicles and the Priestly Literature,” hosted by L’Institut romand des sciences bibliques (IRSB), Université de Lausanne, November 18–20, 2019 (forthcoming in edited volume with BZAW, 2021).
“Polygamy in the Hebrew Bible? A Sex-Ratio Approach.” LCC International University Open Lecture Series, October 22, 2019.
“Hopes for Hezekiah and the Reader’s Disappointment in Isaiah 28–39.” Paper for the 23rd Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Aberdeen, August 5, 2019.
“Regathering Too Many Stones? The ‘Problem’ of Elijah’s Sacrifice for Deuteronomism in Kings.” Paper for the Emerging OT Scholarship section of the Institute for Biblical Research annual meeting, November 16, 2018, Denver (forthcoming in edited volume with BZAW, 2020).
“Technologising of Word and Sacrament: Deuteronomy 14:24–26 and Intermediation in Worship.” Paper for the biennial meeting of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians, August 26, 2018, Prague (published in EJT, 2019).
“Eat, Pray, Love: ‘The Nexus of Sacrifice-Eating and Ritual Sexuality’ as Unifying Motif in 1 Corinthians 8–11.” Paper for the International SBL meeting, August 2, 2018, Helsinki.
“‘Israel’s’ Only Son? The Complexity of Benjaminite Identity Between Judah and Joseph.” Paper for the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, August 1, 2018, Helsinki (published in OTE, 2019).
“‘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 (published in EJT, 2020).
“According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel and Chronicles.” Paper for the national meeting of ETS, November 17, 2015 (published in VT, 2017).
“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 SBL, March 7, 2014 (published in SJOT, 2016).
“Sleeping Dogs: Benjamin-Judah Relations in the Persian Period and the Chronicler’s Portrait of Saul.” Paper for the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of SBL, 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 (published in PBU Today, 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 (published in Hebrew Studies, 2010).
Books Reviewed in Scholarly Venues
Sara J. Milstein, Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature (London/New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), Canadian-American Theological Review 9.1 (2020): 78–82.
David Janzen, Chronicles and the Politics of Davidic Restoration: A Quiet Revolution (LHBOTS 655; London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017), Journal of Semitic Studies 65.1 (2020): 262–264.
A. Graeme Auld, Life in Kings: Reshaping the Royal Story in the Hebrew Bible (Ancient Israel and Its Literature 30; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017), Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Athalia Brenner-Idan and Archie Lee, eds., Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles, Volume 1 (Texts@Contexts 5; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017), Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.2 (2018): 293–296.
Lester L. Grabbe, 1 & 2 Kings: History and Story in Ancient Israel (T&T Clark Study Guides to the Old Testament; London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017), Review of Biblical Literature.
Yigal Levin, The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah: 2 Chronicles 10–36. A New Translation and Commentary (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017), BBR 27.4 (2017): 556–558.
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, The House of David: Between Political Formation and Literary Revision (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016), BBR 27.3 (2017): 394–395.
Peter Altmann, Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts: Their Interactions with Economic Developments in the Persian Period and Earlier Biblical Traditions (FAT 109; Tübigen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), BBR 27.2 (2017): 241–243.
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.
Other Book Reviews
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 Eternity. Windblown Media, 2007.