Diana Edelman

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Scholarly Profile

I am professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies and joined the Faculty of Theology in July, 2015. I teach in both the Theology and the Religion and Society programs. My primary areas of current research include the Bible and cultural memory, southern Levantine history and archaeology, identity formation reflected in the Hebrew Bible, emerging forms of Judaisms in the Persian and Hellenistic periods, and different definitions of what constitutes membership in the religious community of Israel among diasporic and homeland literati

In January, 2016 I became Coordinator of the PhD programme for the Faculty of Theology.

I currently am series editor of The Worlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean for Equinox Press and co-chair of the research group, Intersections: A Forum for Research on Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, and Cognate Topics at the annual meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies.   

Courses Taught

  • RESA 4216 Jews and Judaism in Scandinavia
  • TEOL4101 Core Texts in the Old Testament
  • RRE 4205 The Three Religions in Contemporary Perspective

Background

B.A. Smith College, with a major in Religion

M.A. University of Chicago in Religious Studies

PhD. University of Chicago in Biblical Studies, with specialization in Hebrew Bible

I was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield (January, 2000-July, 2013) and Assistant and Associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University (August 1993-December, 1999). From 1986-1993 I taught part-time at various colleges, universities, and seminaries in the greater Chicago area. 

Publications

Books: 2 authored, 1-co-authored, 5 edited, 10 co-edited; 1 co-edited in press
Articles in refereed journals: 14 in print
Chapters in edited volumes: 53 in print; 3 in press
Encyclopedia or dictionary articles: 58 in print
Book reviews: 130 in print; 3 in press


Books

Authored or co-authored:

2012 Opening the Books of Moses. Co-authored with P. Davies, C. Nihan and T. Römer. BibleWorld. London: Equinox, 200 pp. FRENCH VERSION: Clés pour le Pentateuque: État de la recherche et thèmes fondamentaux. Translated by F. Smyth and C. Lanoir. Le monde de la Bible. Geneva: Labor et fides, 2013. 239 pp. 

2005 The Origins of the ’Second’ Temple: Persian Imperial Policies and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem. BibleWorld. London: Equinox, 440 pp.

1991 King Saul in the Historiography of Judah. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 125. Sheffield: JSOT Press. 347 pp.

Edited or co-edited:

forthcoming:

Leadership in Biblical Memory and Judean Discourse in the 5th–2nd Centuries BCE. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. Worlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Sheffield: Equinox. 

In print:

2016 Religion in the Achaemenid Persian Empire: Emerging Judaisms and other Trends. Co-edited with A. Fitzpatrick-McKinley and P. Guillaume. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 17. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

2015 History, Memory, Hebrew Scriptures: A Festschrift for Ehud Ben Zvi. Co-edited with I.D. Wilson. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

2014a Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 591. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2014b The City as a Site of Memory in the Bible. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 

2014c Deuteronomy-Kings as Emerging Authoritative Books: A Conversation. Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 6. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.

2013 Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011 What Was Authoritative for Chronicles? Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

2010 The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe. Co-edited with P.R. Davies. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 530. London: T&T Clark. 

2009a A Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Ideology, Stylistics and Language Relating to Persian Israel. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi and F. Polak. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.

2009b The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud. Co-edited with E. Ben Zvi. BibleWorld.  London: Equinox. 

1998 God, Meaning and Morality, co-edited with I.S. Maclean. New York: Harcourt Brace Custom Books, 606 pp. 

1995a You Shall not Abhor an Edomite for He is Your Brother: Edom and Seir in History and Tradition. Archaeology and Biblical Studies Series 3. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1995b The Triumph of ’Elohim: From Yahwisms to Judaisms. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 3. Kampen: Kok Pharos.

1991 The Fabric of History: Text, Artifact and Israel's Past. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 127. Sheffield: JSOT.

Articles in Refereed Journals, Chapters in Edited Volumes, and Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

Forthcoming:

2018 “Possible Rituals Involving the Dead Reflected in Isaiah 65:3-5 and 66:17." Forthcoming in Ritual Workshop Volume, ed. A.-K. de Hemmer Gudme and K. Valkama. Helsinki: Finnish Exegetical Society. 

2017 “Adjusting Social Memory in the Hebrew Bible: TheTeraphim.” Forthcoming in Congress Volume, Stellenbosch 2016, ed. C. Maier and L. Jonker. Vetus Testamentum Supplements. Leiden: Brill.


2016a “Remembering Samson in a Hellenized Jewish Context (Judges 13–16).” Forthcoming in Leadership in Biblical Memory and Judean Discourse in the 5th–2nd Centuries BCE, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D.V. Edelman. Worlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Sheffield: Equinox.

2016b “Living with Ancestral Spirits in Judah in the Iron Age and Persian Period.” Forthcoming in Entre dieux et hommes: anges, démons et autres... Actes du colloque organisé par le Collège de France, Paris, les 19-20 mai 2014, ed. D. Charpin, T. Römer, B. Dufour, and F. Pfitzmann. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis. Fribourg: Academic Press and Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

In Print:

2016a “Iconography on Double-Shekel Sidonian Coinage in the Persian Period: Is It a God or a King in the Chariot?” Pp. 228–286 in Religion in the Achaemenid Persian Empire: Emerging Judaisms and other Trends, eds. D.V. Edelman, A. Fitzpatrick-McKinley, and P. Guillaume. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 17. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
2016b “Introduction.” Pp. 1–5 in Religion in the Achaemenid Persian Empire: Emerging Judaisms and other Trends, eds. D.V. Edelman, A. Fitzpatrick-McKinley, and P. Guillaume. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 17. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.  

2015a “What is Persian About Genesis?” Pp. 149–181 in Assessing Biblical and Classical Sources for the Reconstruction of Persian Influence, History and Culture, ed. A. Fitzpatrick-McKinley. Classica et Orientalia 10. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 
2015b “The Metaphor of Torah as a Life-Giving Well in Deuteronomy.” Pp. 317–333 in History, Memory, Hebrew Scriptures: A Festschrift for Ehud Ben Zvi, eds. I.D. Wilson and D.V. Edelman. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2015c “The Economy and Administration of Rural Idumea at the End of the Persian Period.” Pp. 175– 204 in The Economy of Ancient Judah in its Historical Context, eds. E. Ben Zvi, G.N. Knoppers, and M. Miller. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2015d “Intertextual Allusion Using the Root גנן in Zechariah 9:13–15.” Pp. 77–88 in Poets, Prophets and Texts in Play: Studies in Biblical Poetry and Prophecy in Honour of Francis Landy, eds. E. Ben Zvi, C.V. Camp, D.M. Gunn, and A.W. Hughes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 597. London: Bloomsbury. 

2014a “The Nile in Biblical Memory.” Pp. 69–95 in Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period, eds. E. Ben Zvi and C. Levin. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 461. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
2014b “Introduction.” Pp. xiii-xx in Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D.V. Edelman. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 591. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2014c “YHWH’s Othering of Israel.” Pp. 41–69 in Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D.V. Edelman. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 591. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2014d “Gardens in Biblical Memory.” Pp. 115–156 in The City as a Site of Memory in the Bible, eds. D.V. Edelman and E. Ben Zvi. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 
2014e “Cisterns and Wells in Biblical Memory,” co-authored with Hadi Ghantous. Pp. 177–196 in The City as a Site of Memory in the Bible, eds. D.V. Edelman and E. Ben Zvi. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 
2014f “Introduction.” Pp. 1–25 in Deuteronomy-Kings as Emerging Authoritative Books: A Conversation, ed. D.V. Edelman. Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 6. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.

2013a “The ‘Seeing God’ Motif and Yahweh as a God of Justice.” Pp. 159–187 in Loi et Justice dans l’Orient ancien: Questions socio-historiques, idéologiques et éthiques, ed. O. Artus. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte 20. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
2013b “Court Prophets during the Monarchy and Literary Prophets in the So-called Deuteronomistic History.” Pp. 51–73 in Israelite Prophecy and the Deuteronomistic History: Portrait, Reality, and the Formation of a History, eds. M.R. Jacobs and R.F. Person, Jr. Society of Biblical Literature Ancient Israel and Its Literature Series 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
2013c“Genesis: A Composition for Construing a Homeland of the Imagination for Scribal Circles or for Educating the Illiterate?” Pp. 47–66 in Writing the Bible: Scribes, Scribalism and Script, eds. P.R. Davies and T. Römer. BibleWorld; Durham: Acumen. 
2013d “David in Biblical Memory.” Pp. 141-157 in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination, eds. D. Edelman and E. Ben Zvi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
2013e “Introduction.” Pp. xi–xxiv in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination, eds. D. Edelman and E. Ben Zvi; Oxford: Oxford University Press.


2012a “What Can We Know about the Persian-Era Temple at Jerusalem?” Pp. 343–368 in Temple Building and Temple Cult: Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in Levant (2.–1. Mill. B.C.E.), ed. J. Kamlah. Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 41. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
2012b “Hidden Ancestor Polemics in the Book of Genesis?” Pp. 35–56 in Words, Ideas, World: Biblical Essays in Honour of Yairah Amit, eds. A. Brenner and F. Polak. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix.
2012c “Earthquakes in the Ancient Southern Levant: A Literary Topos and a Problem Requiring Architectural Solutions.” Pp. 205–238 in Disaster and Relief Management/Katastrophen und ihre Bewaltigung, ed. A. Berlejung.  Forschungen zum Alten Testaments 81. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 
2012d “Exodus and Pesah-Massot as Evolving Social Memory.” Pp. 163–193 in Remembering (and Forgetting) in Judah’s Early Second Temple Period, eds. E. Ben Zvi and C. Levin. Forschungen zum Alten Testaments 85. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 
2012e “Were Zerubbabel and Nehemiah the Same Person?” Pp. 112–131 in Far From Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies, eds. D. Burns and J.W. Rogerson. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 484. London: T&T Clark.
2012f “Apples and Oranges: Textual and Archaeological Evidence for Reconstructing the History of the Persian Period.” Pp. 133–144 in Congress Volume Helsinki 2010, ed. M. Nissinen. Vetus Testamentum Supplements 148. Leiden: Brill.
2012g “Writing a History of Yehud in the Persian Period: Creating Understanding.” Pp. 36–45 in Second Temple Studies 4. Historiography and History, ed. A. Hunt. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 550. London: T&T Clark. 

2011a The Location and Function of the Towers of Hananel and the Hundred in Persian-Era Jerusalem,” Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 127/1: 49–74.
2011b “The Chronicler and the Atthidographers,” co-authored with Lynette Mitchell. Pp. 225–248 in What Was Authoritative for Chronicles?, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D. Edelman. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2011c “Saul as a Young Hero.” Pp. 161–183 in Le jeune héros: Recherches sur la formation et la diffusion d'un thème littéraire au Proche-Orient ancient, eds. J.-M. Durand, T. Römer, and M. Langlois. Orbis biblicus et orientalis 250. Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

2010 “Of Priests and Prophets: The Egyptian Hm-Ntr and Hry-Hbt and the Judahite nabi’.” Pp. 103–113 in The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe, eds. P.R. Davies and D.V. Edelman. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 530. London: T&T Clark. 

2009a “Cultic Sites and Complexes beyond Jerusalem.” Pp. 82–103 in Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel, eds. F. Stavrakopoulou and J. Barton. London: T&T Clark International.
2009b “God Rhetoric: Reconceptualizing Yahweh Sebaot as Yahweh Elohim in the Hebrew Bible.” Pp. 191–219 in A Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Ideology, Stylistics and Language Relating to Persian Israel, eds. E. Ben Zvi, D. Edelman, and F. Polak. Piscataway, NJ:  Gorgias.
2009c “Ezra 1-6 as Idealized Past.” Pp. 178–190 in A Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Ideology, Stylistics and Language Relating to Persian Israel, eds. E. Ben Zvi, D. Edelman, and F. Polak. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.
2009d “In The Wake of The Wake.” Pp. 19–30 in In the Wake of Tikva Frymer-Kensky, eds. R.H. Beal, S.W. Holloway and J. Scurlock. Gorgias Précis portfolios 4. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.
2009e “From Prophets to Prophetic Books: Fixing the Divine Word.” Pp. 29–54 in The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D. Edelman. BibleWorld. London: Equinox.
2009f “Jonah among the Twelve: The Triumph of Torah over Prophecy.” Pp. 150–167 in The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud, eds. E. Ben Zvi and D. Edelman. BibleWorld.  London: Equinox. 
2009g “Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes I, Artaxerxes II, Artaxerxes III, Artaxerxes IV, Asher, Baal Shalisha, Beeroth, and Benjamin Gate.” In The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, Vol. 1. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, about 10 pp. in toto.     

2008 “Hezekiah’s Alleged Cultic Centralization.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32: 395–434.

2007a “The ‘Empty Land’ as a Motif in City Laments.” Pp. 127–149 in Ancient and Modern Historiography/ L’historiograhie biblique, ancienne et modern, eds. G.J. Brooke and T. Römer. Bibliotheca ephemeridum theologicarum lovaniensium 207. Leuven: Leuven University.
2007b “Taking the Torah out of Moses: Moses’ Claim to Fame Before He Became the Quintessential Law-Giver.” Pp. 13–42 in La construction de la figure de Moïse/The Construction of the Figure of Moses, ed. T. Römer. Transeuphratène Supplément 13. Paris: Gabalda. 
2007c “Settlement Patterns in Persian-Era Yehud.” Pp. 52–64 in A Time of Change: Judah and its Neighbours in the Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods, ed. Y. Levin. Library of Second Temple Studies 65. London: T&T Clark. 

2006a “Seeing Double: Tobiah the Ammonite,” Revue biblique 113/4: 570–584. 
2006b “Function of the m(w)sh-Stamped Jars Revisited.” Pp. 659–671 in “I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times:” Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, eds. A.M. Maeir and P. de Miroschedji. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2006c “The Iconography of Wisdom.” Pp. 149–152 in Essays on Ancient Israel in its Near Eastern Context: A Tribute to Nadav Na’aman, eds. Y. Amit et al. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2006d “Tyrian Trade in Yehud under Artaxerxes I: Real or Fictional? Independent or Crown-Endorsed?” Pp. 207–246 in Judah and the Judeans in the Persian Period, ed. O. Lipschits and M. Oeming. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.


2005 “Nehemiah’s Adversary, Tobiah the Patron.” Pp. 104–114 in History og konstruction: Festskrift til Niels Peter Lemche i anledung af 60 års fødselsdagen den 6. september 2005, eds. M. Müller and T.L. Thompson. Københaven: Museum Tusculanums Forlag. 

2004 Two letters, “From Haggai to Zechariah” and “From Zechariah to Haggai.” Pp. 109–112 in Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible, ed. P.R. Davies. London: Equinox.

2003a “Proving Yahweh Killed his Wife (Zechariah 5:5-11).” Biblical Interpretation 11: 335–344.
2003b “Gibeon and the Gibeonites Revisited.” Pp. 153–168 in Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period, eds. O. Lipschits and J. Blenkinsopp. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

2001 “Did Saulide-Davidic Rivalry Resurface in Early Persian Yehud?” Pp. 70–92 in The Land that I Will Show You: Essays in the History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honor of J. Maxwell Miller, eds. M.P. Graham & A. Dearman. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 343. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 

2000a “What if We Had No Accounts of Sennacherib’s Third Campaign or the Palace Reliefs Depicting his Capture of Lachish?” Pp. 88–103 in Virtual History and the Bible, ed. J.C. Exum. Leiden: Brill= idem, Biblical Interpretation 8 (2000): 88–103.
2000b “The Deuteronomist’s David and the Chronicler’s David: Competing or Contrasting Ideologies?” Pp. 67–83 in The Future of the Deuteronomistic History, ed. T. Römer. Bibliotheca ephemeridum theologicarum lovaniensium 147. Leuven: Peeters.

1999a “Ahlström, G.W.” P. 19 in Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. I, ed. J.H. Hayes. Nashville: Abingdon.
1999b “Clio’s Dilemma: The Changing Face of Historiography.” Pp. 247–255 in Congress Volume, 1998, eds A. Lemaire & M. Saebø. Vetus Testamentum Supplements 80. Leiden: Brill.

1998a 12 articles for Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament, eds. C. Meyers, T. Craven and R. Kraemer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, including the entries on Abihail, Ahinoam 1, Merab, Naamah, Rizpah, Taphath, Zeruiah, wives of Saul, wives of David, daughters of David, women of Solomon, and wives of Ahab (about 6 pp. in toto).
1998b “The Creation of Exodus 14-15.” Pp. 137–158 in Jerusalem Studies in Egyptology, ed. I. Shirun-Grumach. Ägypten und altes Testament 40. Wiesbaden: O. Harrassowitz.

1997 “Foreward.” Pp. xv-xx in The Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium, ed. L.K. Handy. Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East 11. Leiden: Brill. 

1996a “Saul Ben Kish in History and Tradition.” Pp. 142–159 in The Origins of Ancient Israelite States, eds. V. Fritz and P. Davies. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 228. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 
1996b “Ethnicity and Early Israel.” Pp. 25–55 in Ethnicity and the Bible, ed. M.G. Brett. Biblical Interpretation Series 19. New York: Brill.

1995a “Solomon's Adversaries Hadad, Rezon, and Jeroboam: A Trio of ‘Bad Guy’ Characters.” Pp. 166–191 in The Pitcher is Broken: Gösta W. Ahlström Memorial Volume, eds. L. Handy and S. Holloway. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 190. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 
1995b “Tracking Observance of the Aniconic Tradition through Numismatics.” Pp. 185–225 in The Triumph of ’Elohim: From Yahwisms to Judaisms, ed. D.V. Edelman. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 3. Kampen: Kok Pharos.
1995c “Edom: A Historical Geography.” Pp. 1–11 in You Shall not Abhor an Edomite for He is Your Brother: Edom and Seir in History and Tradition, ed. D.V. Edelman. Archaeology and Biblical   Studies Series 3. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1994 “Huldah the Prophetess- of Yahweh or Asherah?” Pp. 231–250 in A Feminist Companion to Samuel and Kings, ed. A. Brenner. The Feminist Companion to the Bible 5. Sheffield: JSOT.     

1992a “Saul (person).” Pp. 989–999 in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Volume 5, eds. D.N. Freedman et al. New York: Doubleday.
1992b 35 additional articles in the Anchor Bible Dictionary, including the entries on Abel- Meholah, Abiel, Abinadab, Abner, Adriel, Ahinoam, Aphiah, Armoni, Asher, the Ashurites, Becorath, En-Dor, Eshbaal, Hanun, Harnepher, Ishbosheth, Ishvi, Jaasiel, Jabesh-Gilead, Jonathan ben Saul, Kish, Lo-Debar, Mahanaim, Malchishua, Meholathite, Mephibosheth, Meribaal, Ner, Rizpah, Shua, Shual (person), Shual (place), Zela, Zelzah, and Zeror (about 33 pp. in toto).


1991a “Are the Kings of the Amorite ‘Swept Away’ in Josh. xxiv 12?” Vetus Testamentum 41: 279–286.
1991b “The Manassite Genealogy in 1 Chr 7:14-19: Form and Sources.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 53: 179–201.
1991c “Doing History in Biblical Studies.” Pp. 13–25 in The Fabric of History: Text, Artifact and Israel's Past, ed. D. Edelman. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 127. Sheffield: JSOT. Reprinted in Israel’s Past in Present Research, ed. V.P. Long. Sources for Biblical and Theological Study. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1999.

1990 “The Deuteronomist's Story of King Saul: Narrative Art or Editorial Product?” Pp. 207–222 in Pentateuchal and Deuteronomistic Studies, eds C. Brekelmans and J. Lust. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 94. Leuven: Leuven University Press. 

1988a “Saul's Journey through Mt. Ephraim and Samuel's Ramah (1 Sam. 9:4-5; 10:2-5).” Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 104: 44–58.
1988b “The Asherite Genealogy in 1 Chr 7:30-40.” Biblical Research 33: 13–23.
1988c “Tel Masos, Geshur, and David.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 47: 253–258.
1988d “2 Sam 1:26 in Light of the Historicity of David's Covenant with Jonathan.” Scandinavian Journal for the Old Testament 3: 66–75.

1985a “The ‘Ashurites’ of Eshbaal's State (2 Sam. 2:9).” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 117: 85–91.
1985b “The Meaning of qiṭṭer.” Vetus Testamentum 35: 395–404.
1985c “Merneptah's Israel.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 44:  59–61 (co-authored with G.W. Ahlström).

1984 “Saul's Rescue of Jabesh-Gilead (1 Sam. 11:1-11): Sorting Story from History.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 96: 195–209.

Papers and Presentations

Scheduled for 2017

1. "Writing the Tanak." Stone, Tablets and Scrolls conference, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 12-13 May, 2017 (invited).

2. The Impact of the Minimalst-Maximalist Debate in Hebrew Bible Scholarship." European Association of Biblical Studies, Berlin, early August, 2017 (invited). 

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2016 “Possible Rituals Involving the Dead Reflected in Isaiah 65:3-5 and 66:17." Workshop on mortuary rituals, University of Helsinki, 27–29 October (invited).

2016 “The Other and Group Identity Strategies in the Hebrew Bible.” Annual PhD training symposium, Faculty of Theology,  University of Helsinki, 15–16 September (invited).

2016 “Adjusting Social Memory in the Hebrew Bible: TheTeraphim. Keynote address, The International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 4–9 September (invited).

2016 “How Starting Assumptions Affect Results: The Story of David's Slaying of Goliath (1 Samuel 17; 2 Samuel 21:19) Interpreted in Terms of Orality, Scribalism, and Cultural Memory.” Colloque: De l'oral à l'écrit, Collège de France, Paris, 26–27 May (invited).

2016 “The Demotion of Dead Ancestors from Powerful Divine Beings to Memoryless Spirits in the Hebrew Bible.” Faculty of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Norwegian Institute in Athens, 30 March (invited).

2016  “Paradise: A Persian Gift to the World.” Mediterranean and Near Eastern Seminar. Trinity College, Dublin, 3 March (invited).

2016 “Life After Death in the TANAK and in Jewish Thought.” Jødisk Museum i Oslo, 2 March (invited).

2015 “Two Likely Instances of Hidden Ancestor Polemics in Genesis Reflecting Persian-Era Religious Debate.” Joint session of Literature and History of the Persian Period and The Pentateuch at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta GA, 22 November (invited).

2015 “Response to Seth Richardson's paper, ‘The Historian’s Craft’.” Themed session of Current Historiography and Ancient Israel and Judah at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta GA 21 November (invited).

2015 “The Teraphim Embodied as Figurines: Dead Ancestors or Household Gods?” Ancient Near Eastern Figurines Workshop, Tallinn Estonia, 18 September (invited).

2015  “Living with Ancestral Spirits in Judah in the the Ion Age and Persian Period.” Teologisk Fakultet, 24 August.

2015 “Identities within a Central and Peripheral Perspective: The Use of Aramaic in the Hebrew Bible.” Workshop on Center and Periphery, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 11 June (invited).

 

 

 

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