Dr. Richard S. Hess

Old Testament Questions from the desk of Dr. Richard S. Hess

Publications

Below is a list of Dr. Hess’ books, articles, papers, and more. Please email with questions.

BROWSE the LIST of PUBLICATIONS:
(click to jump to a section)

or Search words or phrases in the titles of Dr. Hess’ publications:

Books Authored

The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016. xiv + 801 pages. Amazon

Studies in the Personal Names of Genesis 1-11, Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 234, Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1993. xx + 200 pages. Reprinted, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009. Amazon

Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007; paperback 2017. 432 pages with 44 photos and maps. Translated into Korean June 2009. Paperback edition, 2016. Amazon

Song of Songs, Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. 285 pages. Korean translation, 2020. Amazon

Joshua. An Introduction and Commentary, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries 6; Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1996; Reprinted, 2008. 320 pages with 9 maps. Translated into Chinese, Portugese, and Italian. Amazon

Amarna Personal Names, American Schools of Oriental Research Dissertation Series 9; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1993. xii + 292 pages. Amazon

Amarna Proper Names, Ph.D. Dissertation, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati; Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1984. 667 pp.

Books Co-Authored

“Joshua,” pp. 2-93 in J. H. Walton ed., Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Volume 2. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

“Leviticus,” pp. 563-826 in T. Longman III and D. E .Garland eds., The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Revised Edition 1: Genesis–Leviticus. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

Names in the Study of Biblical History: David, YHWH Names, and the Role of Personal Names, co-authored with Francis I. Andersen; Buried History Monograph 2; Melbourne: Australian Institute of Archaeology, 2007.

For Edited Volumes Scroll to the End of this Publications List

Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Articles

“Purpose for Elijah and Elisha in the Books of Kings,” Tyndale Bulletin 74 (2023) 49-64 online. https://doi.org/10.53751/001c.75427

“In the Garden of Xerxes’ Palace: A New Examination of the Pavement in Esther 1:6,” Vetus Testamentum (2023) 1-11 online.  DOI: 10.1163/15685330-bja10144

“History of Ancient Israelite Religion,” in Christopher Mathews ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, May 2023) https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/display/document/obo-9780195393361/obo-9780195393361-0315.xml#backToTop. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780195393361-0315.

“Deities in the Ammonite Personal Names,” pp. 177-82 in James K. Hoffmeier, Richard E. Averbeck, J. Caleb Howard and Wolfgang Zwickel eds., “Now These Records Are Ancient:” Studies in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History, Language and Culture in Honor of K. Lawson Younger, Jr. (Ägypten und Altes Testament Band 114; Münster: Zaphon, 2022).

“Did Josiah Enact a Monotheistic Reform? Debating Belief in One God in Preexilic Judah Through 2 Kings 22-23:

“Engagement: 2 Kings 22-23: Belief in One God in Preexilic Judah?” pp. 135-50;

“Continuing the Dialogue on Monotheism: Response to Nathan MacDonald,” pp. 177-81;

“Final Reflections: Some Observations on Nathan MacDonald’s Response,” pp. 185-87;

“(With Nathan MacDonald) Some Joint Concluding Reflections on Monotheism,” p. 191;

in Rebecca S. Watson and Adrian H. W. Curtis eds., Conversations on Canaanite and Biblical Themes: Creation, Chaos and Monotheism (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2022).

“Appendix 2: Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament,” pp. 717-31 in Douglas Groothuis, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (2nd edition; Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2022).

“Cultural Contexts Compared: The Onomastic Profiles of the Books of Joshua and Judges,” pp. 413-22 in Ralph K. Hawkins, Erasmus Gaß, and Dror Ben-Yosef eds., wtljn: A Memorial Volume for Adam Zertal (Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 454; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2021).

“The COVID-19 Virus, Illness, and Biblical Interpretation in Its Ancient Context,” Canon and Culture: A Journal of Biblical Interpretation in Context 14.2 (2020): 51-83.

“Second-Millennium BC Cuneiform from the Southern Levant and the Literature of the Pentateuch,” pp. 66-72 in L. S. Baker Jr., Kenneth Bergland, Felipe A. Masotti, and A. Rahel Wells eds., Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch (BBR Supplement 27; University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2020).

“Literacy and Postmodern Fallacies,” pp. 384-91 in D. I. Block, D. C. Deuel, C. J. Collins, and P. J. N. Lawrence eds., Write That They May Read: Studies in Literacy and Textualization in the Ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures: Essays in Honour of Professor Alan R. Millard (University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2020).

“Addendum by Richard S. Hess,” (Addendum to Terence Mitchell, “Another Inscribed Arrowhead in the British Museum,” pp. 44-51) pp. 51-52 in D. I. Block, D. C. Deuel, C. J. Collins, and P. J. N. Lawrence eds., Write That They May Read: Studies in Literacy and Textualization in the Ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures: Essays in Honour of Professor Alan R. Millard (University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2020).

“The Genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 and Comparative Studies: Evidence for a Seam,” pp. 145-56 in R. E. Averbeck and K. L. Younger Jr. eds., “An Excellent Fortress for His Armies, a Refuge for the People”: Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier (University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2020).

“The Family in the Old Testament as a Theological Model for Covenant Community,” pp. 270-79 in A. T. Abernethy ed., Interpreting the Old Testament Theologically: Essays in Honor of Willem A. VanGemeren (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018).

“The Ancestral Period,” pp. 187-93 in J. S. Greer, J. W. Hilber, and J. H. Walton eds., Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018).

“Sacred Spaces and Holy Places,” pp. 317-51with Denys Pringle in R. G. Hoyland and H. G. M. Williamson eds., The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

“The Religions of the People Israel and Their Neighbors,” pp. 477-502 in J. Ebeling, J. E. Wright, M. Elliott, and P. V. M. Flesher eds., The Old Testament in Archaeology and History (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2017).

“Administrative Document from Hebron (4.77),” p. 261; “Cylinder Letter from Tagi to Labaya (Beth Shean 2) (4.78),” pp. 261-62: “The Taanach Tablets (4.79A–D),” pp. 262-64; “The El-Amarna Letters (4.80-86): Pharaoh to Kadashman-Enlil (EA 1) (4.80), Rib-Adda to the Pharaoh of Egypt (Amenhotep III) (EA 74) (4.81), Letter from the General to Rib-Adda of Byblos Concerning the Recovery of Lost Asses (EA 96) (4.82), Threatening Letter from the Pharaoh to Aziru (EA 162) (4.83), Letter of Mayarzana of Hasi to the Pharaoh about Amanhatpe’s Conquests of Towns in the Region (EA 185) (4.84), Labaya of Shechem Writes the Pharaoh to Explain His Loyalty (EA 252) (4.85),” pp. 264-71; “Tell el-Hesi Letter (EA 333) (4.86),” p. 271; “Cuneiform Texts from Hazor 8, 10, 12, 18 (4.87A–D),” pp. 271-73, in K. Lawson Younger, Jr., ed., The Context of Scripture: Volume 4: Supplements (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

“Setting Scholarship Back a Hundred Years? Method in the Septuagint Commentary Series,” pp. 63-68 in L. K. Fuller Dow, C. A. Evans, and A. W. Pitts eds., Language and Literature of the New Testament: Essays in Honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th Birthday (Biblical Interpretation Series 150; Leiden: Brill, 2016).

“Onomastics of the Exodus Generation in the Book of Exodus,” pp. 37-48 in J. K. Hoffmeier, A. R. Millard, and G. A. Rendsburg eds., “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives (BBR Supplement 13; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016).

“Joshua and Egypt,” pp. 144-50 in C. Cohen, C. Gottlieb, and M. Gruber eds., Visions of Life in Biblical Times: Essays in Honor of Meir Lubetski (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 76; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2015).

“The Value of Human Life and Capital Punishment,” pp. 1-21 in D. Noelliste and M. D. Carroll R. eds., Exploring the Basis and Ethical Implications of Capital Punishment (Denver Seminary’s Vernon Grounds Institute of Public Ethics Monograph Series 8; Denver: Denver Seminary’s Vernon Grounds Institute of Public Ethics, 2015).

“Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible with Second-Millennium B.C. Antecedents,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 25 (2015): 5-12.

“Introduction: Foundations for a History of Israel,” pp. 1-20 in R. S. Hess and Bill T. Arnold eds., Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014).

“’Because of the Wickedness of These Nations’ (Deut 9:4-5): The Canaanites – Ethical or Not?” pp. 17-38 in Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner eds., For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013).

“The Use of the Old Testament in New Testament Commentaries,” pp. 131-146 in Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel eds., On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 8; Leiden: Brill, 2013).

“The Distinctive Value of Human Life in Israel’s Earliest Legal Traditions,” pp. 221-228 in Gershon Galil, Ayelet Gilboa, Aren M. Maeir, and Dan’el Kahn eds., The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History: Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the University of Haifa, 2–5 May, 2010 (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 392; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012).

“Katuwas and the Masoretic Text of Kings: Cultural Connections between Carchemish and Israel,” pp. 171-182 in M. Lubetski and E. Lubetski eds., New Inscriptions and Seals Relating to the Biblical World (SBL Archaeology and Biblical Studies 19; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Studies, 2012).

“Yahweh’s ‘Wife’ and Belief in One God in the Old Testament,” pp. 459-76 in James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary eds., Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012).

“Did Yahweh Have a Wife? Iron Age Religion in Israel and Its Neighbors,” pp. 189-224 in Paul Copan and William Lane Craig eds., Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2012).

“Bezalel and Oholiab: Spirit and Creativity,” pp. 161-172 in David G. Firth and Paul D. Wegner eds., Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament (Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2011).

“The Seventy-Sevens of Daniel 9: A Timetable for the Future?” Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011) 315-330.

“Appendix 2: Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament,” pp. 662-76 in Douglas Groothuis, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (Downers Grove: IVP Academic; Nottingham: Apollos, 2011).

“David and Abishag: The Purpose of 1 Kings 1:1-4,” pp. 427-437 in G. Galil, M. Geller, and A. Millard eds., Homeland and Exile: Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of Bustenay Oded (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 130; Leiden: Brill, 2009).

“God and Origins: Interpreting the Early Chapters of Genesis,” pp. 86-98 in R. J. Berry and T. A. Noble eds., Darwin, Creation and the Fall: Theological Challenges (Nottingham: Apollos, 2009).

“Questions of Reading and Writing in Ancient Israel,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 19 (2009) 1-9.

“The Future Written in the Past: The Old Testament and the Millennium,” pp. 23-36 in C. L. Blomberg and S. W. Chung eds., A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009).

“The Jericho and Ai of the Book of Joshua,” pp. 33-46 in R. S. Hess, G. A. Klingbeil and P. J. Ray Jr. eds., Critical Issues in Early Israelite History (Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 3; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008).

“Syria and the Bible: The Luwian Connection,” pp. 169-184 in D. I. Block ed., Israel: Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention? (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2008).

“War in the Hebrew Bible: An Overview,” pp. 19-32 in R. S. Hess and E. A. Martens eds., War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century (Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 2; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008).

“Cultural Aspects of Onomastic Distribution throughout Southern Canaan in Light of New Evidence,” Ugarit Forschungen 38 (2006) 353-362 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2007).

“Personal Names in Cuneiform Texts from Middle Bronze Age Palestine,” pp. 153-161 in W. G. E. Watson ed., “He Unfurrowed His Brow and Laughed:” Essays in Honour of Nicolas Wyatt (Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 299; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2007).

“Aspects of Israelite Personal Names and Pre-Exilic Israelite Religion,” pp. 301-313 in M. Lubetski ed., New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean and Cuneiform (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

“Arrowheads from Iron Age I: Personal Names and Authenticity,” pp. 113-129 in K. L. Younger ed., Ugarit at Seventy-Five (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007).

“Going Down to Sheol: A Place Name and Its West Semitic Background,” pp. 245-253 in J. G. McConville and K. Möller eds., Reading the Law: Studies in Honour of Gordon J. Wenham (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 461; New York: T & T Clark International, 2007).

“Writing about Writing: Abecedaries and Evidence for Literacy in Ancient Israel,” Vetus Testamentum 56 (2006) 342-346.

“Single-Word Cola in the Song of Songs?” Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary 9 (2006) 119-128.

“Adam, Father, He: Gender Issues in Hebrew Translation,” in R. Hess and P. Towner eds., The Bible Translator 56/3 (July 2005) 144-153.

“The Name Game: Dating the Book of Judges,” Biblical Archaeology Review 30/6 (November/December 2004) 38-41.

“Genesis 1-3: Equality with and without Innocence,” pp. 79-95 in R. W. Pirece, R. M. Groothuis, and G. D. Fee eds., Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy (Downers Grove: IVP, 2004).

“Multi-Month Ritual Calendars in the West Semitic World: Emar 446 and Leviticus 23,” pp. 233-253 in J. Hoffmeier and A. Millard eds., The Future of Biblical Archaeology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004).

“‘Geshurite’ Onomastica of the Bronze and Iron Ages,” pp. 49-62 in R. Arav and R. A. Freund eds., Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee (Volume Three: Bethsaida Excavations Project Report & Contextual Studies; Kirksville: Truman State University, 2004).

“Biblical Principles in Educating Military Officers: A Judeo-Christian Background to Ethics,” pp. 22-25 (English), 129-132 (Korean) in 21st Century Military Ethical Leadership (Seoul: Sungkyul University, 2004).

“Rhetorical Forms in the Amarna Correspondence from Jerusalem,” Maarav 10 (2003) 221-244.

“Israelite Identity and Personal Names in the Book of Judges,” Hebrew Studies 44 (2003) 25-39.

“Preliminary Perspectives on Late Bronze Age Culture from the Personal Names in Palestinian Cuneiform Texts,” Dutch Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures 5/1-2 (2003) 35-57.

“Messiahs Here and There,” pp. 103-108 in R. Hess and M. D. Carroll R. eds., Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).

“The Book of Joshua as a Land Grant,” Biblica 83 (2002) 493-506. See http://www.bsw.org/?l=71831&a=Comm15.html

“Alalakh: Letter Asking for the Return of Stolen Donkeys (AT 116) (3.91),” p. 236; “Sale Transactions (3.99): The Purchase of Beer (AT 33) (3.99A); Sale of a Town (AT 52) (3.99B); Manumissions: Receipt for the Purchase of a Debt Slave (AT 65) (3.100); Marriage Agreements: Palace Receipt for the Return of a Marriage Gift (AT 17) (3.101A); Marriage Customs (AT 92) (3.101B); Seven Years of Barrenness before a Second Wife (AT 93) (3.101C); Loan Transactions: Security for a Loan (AT 18) (3.102A); Transfer of Creditors (AT 28) (3.102B),” pp. 249-254; “List of Hapiru Soldiers (AT 180) (3.125); Administrative Record (AT 457) (3.126),” pp. 276-278; “Wills: Inheritance of a Brother and a Sister (AT 7) (3.129),” p. 283 in W. W. Hallo and K. Lawson Younger, Jr., eds., The Context of Scripture: Volume III Archival Documents from the Biblical World (Leiden: Brill, 2002).

“Typology of a Late Bronze Age Administrative Tablet from Hazor,” Ugarit-Forschungen 33 (2001) 237-243 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2002).

“Leviticus 10:1: Strange Fire and an Odd Name,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 12 (2002) 187-198.

“The Bible and Alalakh,” pp. 209-221 in M. W. Chavalas and K. L. Younger, Jr. eds., Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations (Grand Rapids: Baker; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press; London and New York: Continuum, 2002).

“Literacy in Iron Age Israel, ” pp. 82-102 in V. P. Long, D. W. Baker, and G. J. Wenham eds., Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of “Biblical Israel” (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002).

“The Old Testament as a Model for Cultural Transformation: Perspectives from Archaeology,” Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin 46 (2001) 1-7.

“Ancient Near Eastern Studies,” pp. 201-220 in G. Broyles ed., Interpreting the Old Testament: A Guide for Exegesis (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001).

“Canaan and Canaanites at Alalakh,” Ugarit-Forschungen 31 (1999) 225-236 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2000).

“Alalakh: 1. Treaties: Abbael’s Gift of Alalakh (AT 1) (2.127); The Agreement between Ir-addu and Niqmepa (AT 2) (2.128); Agreement between Pillia and Idrimi (AT 3) (2.129),” pp. 329-332; “Alalakh: 5. Royal Grants: Will of Ammitaku Leader of Alalakh (AT 6*) (2.136); Land Grant (AT 456*) (2.137),” pp. 368-370 in W. W. Hallo and K. Lawson Younger, Jr., eds., The Context of Scripture: Volume II Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World (Leiden: Brill, 2000).

“The Mayarzana Correspondence: Rhetoric and Conquest Accounts,” Ugarit-Forschungen 30 (1998) 335-351 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1999).

“Early Israel in Canaan: A Survey of Recent Evidence and Interpretations,” pp. 492-518 in V. Philips Long ed., Israel’s Past in Present Research: Essays on Ancient Israelite Historiography (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study 7; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1999). Reprint of “Early Israel in Canaan: A Survey of Recent Evidence and Interpretations,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 126 (1993) 125-142.

“Joshua 10 and the Sun that Stood Still,” Buried History 35/1 (1999) 26-33.

“The Onomastics of Ugarit,” pp. 499-528 in W. G. E. Watson and N. Wyatt eds., Handbook of Ugaritic Studies (Handbook of Oriental Studies; First Part: The Near and Middle East, Band 39; Leiden: Brill, 1999).

“Hezekiah and Sennacherib in 2 Kings 18-20,” pp. 23-41 in R. S. Hess and G. J. Wenham eds., Zion, City of Our God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).

“Reflections on Translating Joshua,” pp. 125-141 in S. E. Porter and R. S. Hess eds., Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects (JSNT Supplement 173; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).

“Judges 1-5 and Its Translation,” pp. 142-160 in S. E. Porter and R. S. Hess eds., Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects (JSNT Supplement 173; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).

“Issues in the Study of Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible,” Currents in Biblical Research 6 (1998) 169-192.

“Occurrences of Canaan in Late Bronze Age Archives of the West Semitic World,” pp. 365-372 in Sh. Izre’el, I. Singer, and R. Zadok eds., Israel Oriental Studies 18: Past Links: Studies in the Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1998).

“Bringing Alive the Old Testament: Its Role in the Wider Curriculum,” pp. 3-18 in R. S. Hess and G. J. Wenham eds., Make the Old Testament Live: From Curriculum to Classroom (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998).

“Rhetorical Forms in Joshua 10:4,” pp. 363-367 in M. Dietrich and I. Kottsieper eds., “Und Moses schrieb dieses Lied auf”: Studien zum Alten Testament und zum Alten Orient. Festschrift für Oswald Loretz zur Vollendung seines 70. Lebensjahres mit Beiträgen von Freunden, Schülern und Kollegen (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1998).

“The Late Bronze Age Alalakh Texts at the Australian Institute of Archaeology,” Buried History 34/1 (March 1998) 4-9.

“The Form and Structure of the Solomonic District List in 1 Kings 4: 7-19,” pp. 279-292 in G. D. Young, M. W. Chavalas, and R. E. Averbeck eds., Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons: Studies in Honor of Michael C. Astour (Bethesda, Maryland: CDL, 1997).

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and Higher Criticism of the Hebrew Bible: The Case of 4QJudga,” pp. 122-128 in S. E. Porter and C. A. Evans eds., The Scrolls and the Scriptures: Qumran Fifty Years After (Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha Supplement Series 26; Roehampton Institute London Papers 3; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997).

“West Semitic Texts and the Book of Joshua,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 7 (1997) 63-76.

“Getting Personal: What Names in the Bible Teach Us,” Bible Review 13/6 (December 1997) 30-37.

“Hurrians and Other Inhabitants of Late Bronze Age Palestine,” Levant 29 (1997) 153-156.

“The Image of the Messiah in the Old Testament,” pp. 22-33 in S. E. Porter, M. A. Hayes, and D. Tombs eds., Images of Christ: Ancient and Modern (Roehampton Institute London Papers 2; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997).

“Non-Israelite Personal Names in the Book of Joshua,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 58 (1996) 205-214.

“Asherah or Asherata?” Orientalia 65 (1996) 209-219.

“A Typology of West Semitic Place Name Lists with Special Reference to Joshua 13-21,” Biblical Archaeologist 59/3 (September 1996) 160-170.

“A Comparison of the Ugarit, Emar and Alalakh Archives,” pp. 75-83 in N. Wyatt, W. G. E. Watson and J. B. Lloyd eds., Ugarit, Religion and Culture. Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Ugarit, Religion and Culture Edinburgh, July 1994. Essays Presented in Honour of John C. L. Gibson (Ugaritisch-Biblische Literatur 12; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1996).

“Joshua 1-12 as a Centrist Document,” pp. 53-67 in M. Augustin and K.-D. Schunck eds., “Dort ziehen Schiffe dahin…” Collected Communications to the XIVth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Paris 1992 (Beiträge zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und des Antiken Judentums 28; Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996).

“Genesis 1-2 and Recent Studies of Ancient Texts,” Science and Christian Belief 7 (1995) 141-149.

“Alalakh Text 457,” with Donald J. Wiseman, UF 26 (1994) 501-8.

“Achan and Achor: Names and Wordplay in Joshua 7,” Hebrew Annual Review 14 (1994) 89-98.

“Alalakh and the Bible: Obstacle or Contribution?” pp. 199-215 in M. D. Coogan, J. C. Exum, and L. E. Stager eds., Scripture and Other Artifacts. Essays on Archaeology and the Bible in Honor of Philip J. King (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1994).

“Fallacies in the Study of Early Israel: An Onomastic Perspective,” Tyndale Bulletin 45 (1994) 339-354.

“One Hundred Fifty Years of Comparative Studies on Genesis 1-11: An Overview,” pp. 3-26 in R. S. Hess and D. T. Tsumura eds., “I Studied Inscriptions from before the Flood”: Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11 (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study 4; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994).

“The Genealogies of Genesis 1-11 and Comparative Literature,” pp. 58-72 in R. S. Hess and D. T. Tsumura eds., “I Studied Inscriptions from before the Flood”: Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11 (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study 4; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994). Reprint of “The Genealogies of Genesis 1-11 and Comparative Literature,” Biblica 70 (1989) 241-254.

“Asking Historical Questions of Joshua 13-19: Recent Discussion Concerning the Date of the Boundary Lists,” pp. 191-205 in A. R. Millard, J. K. Hoffmeier and D. W. Baker eds., Faith, Tradition, History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994).

“Late Bronze Age and Biblical Boundary Descriptions of the West Semitic World,” pp. 123-138 in G. Brooke, A. Curtis and J. Healey eds., Ugarit and the Bible: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ugarit and the Bible. Manchester, September 1992 (Ugaritisch-Biblische Literatur Band 11; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1994).

“The Southern Desert,” Archaeology in the Biblical World 2/2 (Spring 1994) 22-33.

“The Roles of the Woman and the Man in Genesis 3,” Themelios 18 (April 1993) 15-19.

“The Slaughter of the Animals in Genesis 15: 18-21 and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context,” pp. 55-65 in R. S. Hess, P. E. Satterthwaite, and G. J. Wenham eds., He Swore an Oath: Biblical Themes from Genesis 12-50 (Cambridge: Tyndale House, 1993; Second edition; Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994).

“Smitten Ant Bites Back: Rhetorical Forms in the Amarna Correspondence from Shechem,” pp. 95-111 in J. C. de Moor and W. G. E. Watson eds., Verse in Ancient Near Eastern Prose (Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 42, Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1993).

“Observations on Some Unpublished Alalakh Texts, Probably from Level IV,” Ugarit Forschungen 24 (1992) 113-115.

“Lamech in the Genealogies of Genesis,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 1 (1991) 21-25.

“Yahweh and His Asherah? Epigraphic Evidence for Religious Pluralism in Old Testament Times,” pp. 5-33 in A. D. Clarke and B. W. Winter eds., One God, One Lord in a World of Religious Pluralism (Cambridge: Tyndale House, 1991). Revised and reprinted, “Yahweh and His Asherah? Religious Pluralism in the Old Testament World,” pp. 13-42 in idem, One God, One Lord. Christianity in a World of Religious Pluralism (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993).

“Hiphil Forms of qwr in Jeremiah vi 7,” Vetus Testamentum 41 (1991) 147-150.

“The Divine Name Yahweh in Late Bronze Age Sources?” Ugarit Forschungen 23 (1991) 181-188.

“The Operation of Case Vowels in the Personal Names of the Amarna Texts,” pp. 201-210 in Mesopotamie et Elam: Actes de la xxxvième rencontre assyriologique internationale Gand, 10-14 juillet 1989 (Mesopotamian History and Environment Occasional Publications 1, Ghent, 1991).

“Splitting the Adam: The Usage of ‘ADAM in Genesis i-v,” pp. 1-15 in J.A. Emerton ed., Studies in the Pentateuch (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum XLI; Leiden: Brill, 1990).

“Genesis 1–2 in Its Literary Context,” Tyndale Bulletin 41 (1990) 143-153.

“Rhetorical Forms in EA 162,” Ugarit Forschungen 22 (1990) 137-148.

“A Comparison of the Onomastica in Genealogical and Narrative Texts of Genesis 1-11,” pp. 67-74 in D. Assaf ed., Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies: Jerusalem, August 16-24, 1989: Division A: The Bible and Its World (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1990).

“Hebrew Psalms and Amarna Correspondence from Jerusalem: Some Comparisons and Implications,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 101 (1989)249-265.

“Cultural Aspects of Onomastic Distribution in the Amarna Texts,” Ugarit Forschungen 21 (1989) 209-216.

“A Preliminary List of the Published Alalakh Texts,” Ugarit Forschungen 20 (1988) 69-87.

‘ADAM as ‘Skin’ and ‘Earth’: An Examination of Some Proposed Meanings in Biblical Hebrew,” Tyndale Bulletin 39 (1988) 141-149.

“Divine Names in the Amarna Correspondence,” Ugarit Forschungen 18 (1986) 149-168.

“Personal Names from Amarna: Alternative Readings and Interpretations,” Ugarit Forschungen 17 (1985) 157-167.

“Purpose for Elijah and Elisha in the Books of Kings,” Tyndale Bulletin 74 (2023) 49-64 online. https://doi.org/10.53751/001c.75427

“The Fascinating World of Personal Names,” Tyndale House Ink 13 (2022) https://tyndalehouse.com/explore/articles/the-world-of-personal-names/

“Akkadian and the Book of Joshua,” pp. 281-82 in Gordon P. Hugenberger and Nancy L. Erickson, Basics of Akkadian: A Grammar, Workbook, and Glossary (Zondervan Language Basics; Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2022).

“Peacemaking in a Biblical Context,” Engage Magazine: Denver Seminary (Fall/Winter 2021, appeared January 2022) 5-8.

“How to Read Kings Theologically,” Credo (April 6, 2020) online magazine. https://credomag.com/2020/04/how-to-read-kings-theologically/

“The Hope of the Star,” Hark! A Walk through the Hymns of the Season: Devotions from Denver Seminary for the 2021 Advent Season, p. 9.

“Is the God of the Old Testament a God of Hate or of Love?” pp. 38-74 in Nam Jun Kim ed., The 6th Reformed Theology Seminar (Seoul: Yullin Church, 2019).

“Connecting the Bible and the Ancient World,” Bible Study Magazine 11/4 (May/June 2019) 23-25.

“The Reformation and Old Testament: The Example of Joshua 1,” Journal of the Institute of Biblical Studies 92/1 (Spring 2017) 5-17 (English) and 18-25 (Korean).

“Introduction,” pp. 3-9 in Richard S. Hess and E. Randolph Richards, eds., Reading Scripture Deeply: Millennials Take a Fresh Look at the Bible (International Reference Library for Biblical Research, 2015).

“Introduction to Genesis,” pp. 17-24 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“Genesis 1:1-11:26,” pp. 25-45 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“Introduction to the Historical Books,” pp. 374-78 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“Joshua,” pp. 379-422 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“Song of Songs,” pp. 1282-98 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“Introduction to the Prophetic Books,” pp. 1299-1306 in Don Carson, Richard S. Hess, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander eds., NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015).

“25 Years of Publishing BBR,Bulletin for Biblical Research 25 (2015): 1-3.

“Preface,” pp. v-vi in R. S. Hess and Bill T. Arnold eds., Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014).

“Is the God of the Bible Cruel?” Engage Magazine (Fall 2014): 7-9.

“A Student’s Appreciation,” pp. viii-ix in B. T. Arnold, N. Erickson, and J. H. Walton eds., Windows to the Ancient World of the Hebrew Bible: Essays in Honor of Samuel Greengus (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2014).

“Justice and Mercy: The Old Testament Background to the Teaching of Jesus,” pp. 296-312 in Myung Sung 30th Anniversary Theological Seminary (Seoul: Myung Sung Presbyterian Church, 2009). Korean Translation on pp. 137-154.

“Joshua and the Promised Land,” pp. 170-181 in B. J. Beitzel ed., Biblica The Bible Atlas: A Social and Historical Journey through the Lands of the Bible (Hauppage, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 2007).

“Song of Songs: Not Just a Dirty Book,” Bible Review 21.5 (Winter 2005) 30-40.

“Editors’ Preface,” with M. D. Carroll R., pp. 8-10 in R. S. Hess and M. D. Carroll R. eds., Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).

“Editors’ Preface,” with M. D. Carroll R., pp.9-10 in R. S. Hess and M. D. Carroll R. eds., Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).

“Zion, City of Our God,” pp. ix – x in R. S. Hess and G. J. Wenham eds., Zion, City of Our God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).

“Introduction: The Problems and Prospects of Translating the Bible,” with S. E. Porter, pp. 13-16 in S. E. Porter and R. S. Hess eds., Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects (JSNT Supplement 173; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).

“Introduction,” Denver Journal 1 (1998) 0001.

“Preface,” p. x in P. E. Satterthwaite, R. S. Hess and G. J. Wenham eds., The Lord’s Anointed: Interpretation of Old Testament Messianic Texts (Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995).

“Preface,” pp. xi-xii in R. S. Hess and D. T. Tsumura eds., “I Studied Inscriptions from before the Flood”: Ancient Near Eastern, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Genesis 1-11 (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study 4; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994).

“Perspectives on a Christian Liberal Arts Education,” Vision: The Bulletin of the Glasgow Theological Forum 3/4 (1993) 8-11.

“Isaiah 53:5, Context and Content,” Vision: The Bulletin of the Glasgow Theological Forum 3/1 (1993) 7-10.

“Eden – A Well-Watered Place,” Bible Review 7/6 (December 1991) 28-33.

“Creator of Heaven and Earth,” Touchstone: A Journal of Ecumenical Orthodoxy 3/3 (Fall 1989) 9-10, 43. Access at http://touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=03-03-009-f

“Peoples and Places: Historical Geography in the Amarna Correspondence,” American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter 37 (1986) 13.

Dictionary Entries

The Oxford Handbook of the Historical Books of the Hebrew Bible. Brad E. Kelle and Brent A. Shawn eds. New York: Oxford University Press, November 2020. “Yahwistic Religion in the As-syrian and Babylonian Periods,” 241-53. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190261160.013.27

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. John Barton et al. eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 29 May 2020. “Israelite Religion,” https://oxfordre.com/religion/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-156?rskey=sLOWbx&result=1

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity: Volume III: I-N. Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson eds. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2016. “Names,” 429-58.

The Lexham Bible Dictionary. John D. Barry, David Bomar, Derek R. Brown, Rachel Klippenstein, Douglas Mangum, Carrie Sinclair Wolcott, Lazarus Wentz, Elliot Ritzema, and Wendy Widder, eds. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016. “Israelite Religion.”

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. 4 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2013. G. Khan et al. eds. “Hypocoristic Names,” 2.219-220; “Names of People: Biblical Hebrew,” 2.758-61.

The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible. G. D. Fee and R. L. Hubbard Jr. eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. “Other Accounts of Creation,” 83-84.

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall eds. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011. “The Role of the Genealogies in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East,” 215.

New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary. B. Roberts Gaventa and D. Petersen, eds. Nashville: Abingdon, 2010. “Joshua,” 143-161.

Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. Revised edition. M. C. Tenney and M. Silva eds. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. “Archaeology, VII. Biblical Archaeology since 1975,”I 311-313; “Ebla,” II 201-204.

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. T. Longman III and P. Enns, eds. Downers Grove: IVP, 2008. “Floral Imagery,” 218-223; “Scribes,” 717-720; “Wisdom Sources,” 894-901.

Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation. S. E. Porter ed. London: Routledge, 2007. “Chronology (Old Testament),” 54-56; “Cultural Relationships in the Old Testament Period,” 63-67; “Israel, History of,” 172-76; “Law,” 191-93; “Textual Criticism (Old Testament),” 355-56.

Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006. “Alalakh.”

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. B. T. Arnold and H. Williamson, eds. Downers Grove: IVP, 2005. “Oral Tradition and Written Tradition,” 764-67; “Taxes, Taxation,” 950-54; “Tribes of Israel and Land/Allotment Borders,” 967-71.

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. C. G. Bartholomew, D. J. Treer, and N. T. Wright eds. Grand Rapids: Baker; London: SPCK, 2005. “History of Israel,” 299-302; “Kings, Books of,” 422-425; “Oral Tradition and the Old Testament,” 551-553. Reprinted as “Kings,” pp. 119-123 in K. J. Vanhoozer ed., Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey (Grand Rapids: Baker; London: SPCK, 2008).

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. T. D. Alexander and D. W. Baker eds. Downers Grove: IVP, 2002. “Adam,” 18-21; “Language of the Pentateuch,” 491-497.

New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. T. D. Alexander and B. S. Rosner eds. Leicester: IVP, 2000. “Enoch,” 458-459; “Joshua,” 165-171; “Noah,” 678-679.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. D. N. Freedman ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. “Amarna,” 49-50; “Amarna Letters, ” 50-51.

Zondervan Handbook to the Bible. David Alexander and Pat Alexander eds. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. “Personal Names in Genesis 1-11,” 121.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. L. Ryken, J.C. Wilhoit, and T. Longman III eds. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998. “Joshua, Book of,” 461-462.

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology. W. Van Gemeren et al. eds. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997. “Dig,” “District,” “Division,” “Door,” “Double,” “Drip,” “Friend,” “Hammer,” “Hang,” “Shechem.”

New Bible Dictionary. Third edition. Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1996. “Ebla,” 287; “Mari,” 726-727; “Sumer,” 1137-1139; “Ugarit,” 1217-1218.

Evangelical Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology. W. Elwell ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. “Hand,” 324; “Joshua,” 428-430.

Who’s Who of Biblical Characters. London: Marshall Pickering Harper Collins, 1995. “Elijah,” 149-153; “Joshua,” 377-381; “Solomon,” 623-627.

Anchor Bible Dictionary. D. N. Freedman ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1992. “Abel,” I 9-10; “Anamim,” I 222-223; “Arpachshad,” I 400; “Arvad,” I 468; “Ashkenaz,” I 490; “Cain,” I 806-807; “Canaan (Person),” I 828; “Caphtor/Caphtorim,” I 869-870; “Casluhim,” I 877-878; “Chaldea,” I 886-887; “Dodanim,” II 219; “Eber (Person),” II 260; “Eber (Place),” II 260; “Egypt (Person),” II 321; “Elam (Person),” II 423-424; “Enoch,” II 508; “Enosh,” II 526; “Hanoch/Hanochites,” II 52; “Haran,” III 57-58; “Irad,” III 448-449; “Iscah,” III 509; “Jabal,” III 593; “Jared,” III 644; “Joktan,” III 935; “Jubal,” III 1024-1025; “Lamech,” IV 136-137; “Mahalalel,” IV 472; “Mehujael,” IV 681; “Methuselah,” IV 800-801; “Methushael,” IV 801; “Milcah,” IV 824-825; “Nahor (Person),” IV 996-997; “Nahor (Place),” IV 997; “Nephilim,” IV 1072-1073; “Peleg,” V 217-218; “Reu,” V 692; “Riphath,” V 775; “Serug,” V 1117-1118; “Seth,” V 1118; “Shelah,” V 1191; “Shelah, Pool of,” V 1191; “Terah (Person),” VI 387-388; “Terah (Place),” VI 388; “Tubal-Cain,” VI 670; “Zillah.” VI 1093-1094.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. “Tribes, Territories of (Israelite),” IV 907-913.

Dictionary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.  G. K. Beale, D. A. Carson, Benjamin L Gladd, and Andrew David Naselli eds.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2023.  “Joshua, Book of,” 407-12.

Review Articles

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 1 (1998) 0101: “An Annotated Bibliography of Old Testament Studies,” with M. Daniel Carroll R. Revised, volume 2 (1999) 0101; volume 3 (2000) 0101; volume 4 (2001) 0101; volume 5 (2002) 0101; volume 6 (2003); volume 7 (2004); volume 8 (2005); volume 9 (2006) with M. Daniel Carroll R. and Hélène Dallaire; volume 10 (2007); volume 11 (2008); volume 12 (2009); volume 13 (2010); volume 14 (2011); volume 15 (2012); volume 16 (2013); volume 17 (2014); volume 18 (2015); volume 19 (2016); volume 20 (2017) with Hélène Dallaire; volume 21 (2018); volume 22 (2019); volume 23 (2020); volume 24 (2021); volume 25 (2022); volume 26 (2023).

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 25 (2022): “A 2020 Update of What is Happening in the Study of Biblical Hebrew (and Aramaic): A Review Article of Benjamin J. Noonan, Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic: New Insights for Reading the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020).”

Bulletin for Biblical Research 30 (2020) 261-276: “An Archaeological Synthesis of Israel’s History.”

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 23 (2020): “Response to ‘Reply to the Richard Hess’ Review of Old Testament in Archaeology and History’ by Mark Elliott and Ed Wright.”

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 22 (2019): “An Update on Major People Groups of the Old Testament and Ancient Israel: A Review Article of The World Around the Old Testament: The Peoples and Places of the Ancient Near East.”

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 21 (2018): “Love and Theology: A Review Article of Sarah Zhang’s I, You, and the Word “God”: Finding Meaning in the Song of Songs.

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 20 (2017): “The RBL Review of Arnold and Hess, Ancient Israel’s History, by Emanuel Pfoh.”

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 18 (2015): “Protective Strategies Here and There: A Review Article of Stephen L. Young, ‘Protective Strategies…’ and ‘Maximizing Literacy as a Protective Strategy’.”

Bulletin for Biblical Research 19 (2009) 417-424: “A New Generation of Deuteronomists?”

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies 12 (2009): “How the Bible Became a Book: A Review Article of Karel van der Toorn, Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible.”

Bulletin for Biblical Research 16 (2006) 141-148: “A New Discussion of Archaeology and the Religion of Israel.”

Denver Journal 7 (2004) 0102: “The Old Testament in Light of the Archaeological Evidence: A New Assessment for the Twenty-First Century: Review of K. A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 2003.”

Journal of Law and Religion 17 (2002) 375-391: “A Reassessment of the Priestly Cultic and Legal Texts.”

Denver Journal 4 (2001) 0104: I. Finkelstein and N. A. Silberman, The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, Free Press, 2001. Reprinted in Bible and Spade 15.4 (2002) 123-127.

Journal of Semitic Studies 43 (1998) 134-137: A. F. Rainey, Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets: A Linguistic Analysis of the Mixed Dialect Used by the Scribes from Canaan, Brill, 1996.

Journal of Semitic Studies 41 (1996) 126-129: J. E. Hoch, Semitic Words in Egyptian Texts of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period, Princeton University Press, 1994.

Themelios 20 (May 1995) 12-15: Studies in the Book of Joshua. Reprinted at www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/joshua.html (October 5, 2004).

Themelios 19 (January 1994) 9-15: Recent Studies in Old Testament History: A Review Article.

Themelios 18 (January 1993) 22-24: A. Thiselton, New Horizons in Hermeneutics, Harper Collins, 1992. Reprinted in The Evangelical Review of Theology 17 (1993) 500-508.

Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 10 (1992) 59-67: C. Barth, God with Us: A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 1991.

Themelios 15 (October 1989) 24-29 [28-29]: H. Shanks ed., Ancient Israel: A Short History from Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple, Biblical Archaeology Society, 1989; in “Writing the History of Ancient Israel: A Review Article,” with D. Deboys and K. A. Kitchen.

Book Reviews

Some of Dr. Hess’ Book Reviews are available for reading here.
Published Book Reviews

Biblica

90 (2009) 136-140 Kenton L. Sparks, Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible, Hendrickson, 2005.

84 (2003) 429-431: M. A. Corral, Ezekiel’s Oracles against Tyre, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2002.

82 (2001) 586-588: P. V. Mankowski, Akkadian Loanwords in Biblical Hebrew, Eisenbrauns, 2001.

Bulletin for Biblical Research

25 (2015) 543-545: Anson F. Rainey, The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna Based on Collations of All Extant Texts. Vol. 1, W. Schniedewind and Z. Cochavi-Rainey, eds.; vol. 2, Z. Cochavi-Rainey, ed., Brill, 2015.

24 (2014) 531-532: Kenneth A. Kitchen and Paul J. N. Lawrence, Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East. 3 vols. Vol. 1: The Texts; Vol. 2: Texts, Notes and Chromograms; Vol. 3: Overall Historical Survey, Harrassowitz, 2012.

23 (2013) 81-84: Michael D. Coogan, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, Oxford University, 2011; 565-568: R. Albertz and R. Schmitt, Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant, Eisenbrauns, 2012.

21 (2011) 394-396: C. A. Rollston, Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel: Epigraphic Evidence from the Iron Age, Society of Biblical Literature, 2010.

20 (2010) 433-436: M. S. Smith, The Priestly Vision of Genesis 1, Fortress, 2010; and J. H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis 1: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, InterVarsity, 2009; 441-444: F. Stavrakopoulou and J. Barton eds., Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah, T&T Clark International, 2010; 447-449: M. S. Smith and W. T. Pitard, The Ugaritic Baal Cycle, vol. 2: Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary of KTU/CAT 1.3-1.4, Brill, 2009.

19 (2009) 436-437: A. F. Rainey and R. S. Notley, Carta’s New Century Handbook of the Bible, Carta, 2007; 595-597: R. E. Tappy and P. K. McCarter Jr. eds., Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary, Eisenbrauns, 2008.

18 (2008) 137-140: P.S. F. van Keulen, Two Versions of the Solomonic Narrative: An Inquiry into the Relationship between MT 1Kgs. 2-11 and LXX 3 Reg. 2-11, Brill, 2005; 143-144: G. Davies et al., eds., Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions, Volume 2: Corpus and Concordance, Cambridge, 2004; 144-145: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp et al., eds., Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy with Concordance, Princeton, 2005.

17 (2007) 161-163: Anson F. Rainey and R. Steven Notley, The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World, Carta, 2006.

16 (2006) 152-155: J. Day ed., In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar, T. & T. Clark, 2004; 157-158: J. Kaltner and L. Stuhlman, eds., Inspired Speech. Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Essays in Honour of Herbert B. Huffmon, T. & T. Clark, 2004.

14 (2004) 297-300: Victor H. Matthews, A Brief History of Ancient Israel, Westminster, John Knox, 2002.

9 (1999) 297-298: V. Fritz and P. R. Davies, eds., The Origins of the Ancient Israelite States, JSOT, 1996.

8 (1998) 239-240: P. J. Kissling, Reliable Characters in the Primary History: Profiles of Moses, Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, JSOT, 1996; 240-242: L. L. Grabbe, Priests, Prophets, Diviners, Sages: A Socio-Historical Study of Religious Specialists in Ancient Israel, Trinity, 1995.

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

57 (1994) 590-591: S. A. Meier, Speaking of Speaking: Marking Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Bible, Brill, 1992.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

70 (2008) 576-577: L. Lyke, I Will Espouse You Forever: The Song of Songs and the Theology of Love in the Hebrew Bible, Abindgon, 2007.

67 (2005) 305-306: G. Athas, The Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Interpretation, Sheffield Academic, 2002.

65 (2003) 603-604: A. Fincke, The Samuel Scroll from Qumran: 4QSama Restored and Compared to the Septuagint and 4QSamc, Brill, 2001

64 (2002) 406-407: A. Mazar, ed., Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan, Sheffield Academic, 2001.

Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies

26 (2023) Christopher J. H. Wright, “Here Are Your Gods:” Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times, IVP Academic, 2020.

24 (2021) Jonathan Yogev, The Rephaim: Sons of the Gods, Brill, 2021; Mary E. Buck, The Amorite Dynasty of Ugarit: Historical Implications of Linguistic and Archaeological Parallels, Brill, 2020.

23 (2020) Rick Brennan and Ken M. Penner eds., The Lexham English Septuagint, 2nd ed., Lexham, 2019; Todd Bolen, Photo Companion to the Bible – Joshua, DVD and Digital Version, www.BiblePlaces.com, 2020.

21 (2018) Mark J. Boda, The Heartbeat of Old Testament Theology: Three Creedal Expressions, Baker, 2017; Hélène M. Dallaire, Benjamin J. Noonan, and Jennifer E. Noonan eds., Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? A Grammatical Tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman, Eisenbrauns, 2017.

20 (2017) K. H. Jobes and M. Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint, 2nd edition, Baker, 2015; E. Tov, The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research, 3rd edition, Eisenbrauns, 2015.

19 (2016) D. Block, For the Glory of the Lord: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship, Baker, 2014; E. J. Hamori, Women’s Divination in Biblical Literature: Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge, Yale University Press, 2015.

18 (2015) B. Witherington, Reading and Understanding the Bible, Oxford University Press, 2015; C. Miller and Z. Zevit eds., Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew, Eisenbrauns, 2012.

17 (2014) R. W. L. Moberly, Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture, Baker, 2013; Craig Blomberg, Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship, Zondervan, 2013.

16 (2013) Deborah O’Daniel Cantrell, The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel (Ninth-Eighth Centuries B.C.E.), Eisenbrauns, 2011.

15 (2012) Joshua A. Berman, Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought, Oxford University, 2008; Douglas S. Earl, Reading Joshua as Christian Scripture, Eisenbrauns, 2010.

14 (2011) Daniel Bodi, The Demise of the Warlord: A New Look at the David Story, Sheffield Phoenix, 2010; Robin Routledge, Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach, IVP Academic, 2008; Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission, Zondervan, 2010; Shmuel Aḥituv, Echoes from the Past: Hebrew and Cognate Inscriptions from the Biblical Period, Carta, 2008.

13 (2010) Walter Brueggemann, Bruce Birch, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen, A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd edition, Abingdon, 2005; Walter Brueggemann, Old Testament Theology: An Introduction, Abingdon, 2008; Dennis Pardee and Pierre Bordreuil, A Manual of Ugaritic, Eisenbrauns, 2009.

12 (2009) Philip J. King, The Bible Is for Living: A Scholar’s Spiritual Journey, Biblical Archaeology Society, 2008.

11 (2008) Israel Finkelstein, Amihai Mazar, and Brian B. Schmidt, The Quest for Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel, Society of Biblical Literature, 2007; Richard J. Clifford ed., Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel, Society of Biblical Literature, 2007; John Goldingay, Old Testament Theology: Volume Two: Israel’s Faith, InterVarsity Press, 2007.

10 (2007) Leen Ritmeyer, The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Carta and the Lamb Foundation, 2006; James K. Hoffmeier, Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition, Oxford, 2005.

9 (2006) 0102: Dennis Pardee, Ritual and Cult at Ugarit, Society of Biblical Literature, 2002; 0103: Ben C. Ollenburger, Old Testament Theology: Flowering and Future, Eisenbrauns, 2004.

8 (2005) 0102: Wolfgang Heimpel, Letters to the King of Mari: A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and Commentary, Eisenbrauns, 2003; 0103: Jennifer M. Dines, The Septuagint, T & T Clark, 2004; Mark S. Smith, The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel, Fortress, 2004; 0106: William M. Schniedewind, How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient Israel, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

7 (2004) 0105: Philip S. Johnston, Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament, InterVarsity, 2001; 0106: Tryggve N. D. Mettinger, The Riddle of the Resurrection: “Dying and Rising Gods” in the Ancient Near East, Almqvist & Wiksell, 2002; 0107: Beth Alpert-Nakhai, Archaeology and the Religions of Canaan and Israel, ASOR, 2003; 0108: Martti Nissinen, Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East, SBL, 2003.

6 (2003) 0102: Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint, Baker, 2000; 0105: Klaus Baltzer, Deutero-Isaiah. A Commentary on Isaiah 40-55, Fortress, 2001; 0107: William G. Dever, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? Baker, 2003; 0108: Mark S. Smith, The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel, Second edition, 2003.

5 (2002) 0102: John Day, Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan, Sheffield Academic, 2000; 0103: Mark S. Smith, Untold Stories: The Bible and Ugaritic Studies in the Twentieth Century, Hendrickson, 2001; 0104: Mark S. Smith, The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel’s Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts, Oxford University, 2001; 0106: N. Wyatt, Religious Texts from Ugarit: The Words of Ilimilku and His Colleagues, Sheffield Academic, 1998; 0108: J. P. Fokkelman, Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide, Westminster JohnKnox, 2001; 0109: Knut M. Heim, Like Grapes of Gold Set in Silver: An Interpretation of Proverbial Clusters in Proverbs 10:1-22:16, Walter de Gruyter, 2001; 0111: Philip J. King and Lawrence E. Stager, Life in Biblical Israel, Westminster John Knox, 2001; 0113: Ziony Zevit, The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Parallactic Approach, Continuum, 2001.

4 (2001) 0103: Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, Baker, 1999; 0107: Patrick D. Miller, The Religion of Ancient Israel, Westminster John Knox, 2000; 0108: Bruce Wilkinson, The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking through to the Blessed Life, Multnomah, 2000.

3 (2000) 0104: Elmer A. Martens ed., Old Testament Theology, Baker, 1997; 0105: Hershel Shanks ed., A History of Israel, Biblical Archaeology Society, 1999; 0106: David W. Baker and Bill T. Arnold eds., The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches, Baker, 1999; 0108: Othmar Keel and Christoph Uehlinger, Gods, Goddesses and Images of God in Ancient Israel, Fortress, 1998; 0110: V. Philips Long ed., Israel’s Past in Recent Research: Essays on Ancient Israelite Historiography, Eisenbrauns, 1999.

2 (1999) 0102: Gordon Wenham, Numbers, Sheffield Academic Press, 1997; 0103: Bible Atlas 1.0. Developed by OakTree Software Specialists, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 1998; 0104: Alfred Hoerth, Archaeology and the Old Testament, Baker, 1998; 0105: Iain W. Provan, 1 & 2 Kings, JSOT, 1997; 0107: Niels Peter Lemche, Prelude to Israel’s Past: Background and Beginnings of Israelite History and Identity, Hendrickson, 1998; 0109: Lester Grabbe, Can A History of Israel Be Written?, Sheffield Academic, 1997; 0110: David M. Howard, Jr., Joshua. The New American Commentary Volume 5, Broadman & Holman, 1998; 0115: Graeme Auld, Joshua Retold: Synoptic Perspectives, T & T Clark, 1998.

1 (1998) 0103: Accordance 3.0. Distributed by Paul Miller, The Gramcord Institute, Vancouver, Washington. Developed by OakTree Software Specialists, 1997; 0104: Leander E. Keck et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Volume IV, Abingdon, 1996; 0105: Daniel J. Estes, Hear My Son: Teaching & Learning in Proverbs 1-9. New Studies in Biblical Theology, Eerdmans, 1997; 0106: Susan Niditch, Ancient Israelite Religion, Oxford University Press, 1997; 0107: Hershel Shanks and Jack Meinhardt eds., Aspects of Monotheism: How God Is One: Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution October 19, 1996, Biblical Archaeology Society, 1997; 0111: Robert Karl Gnuse, No Other Gods. Emergent Monotheism in Israel, JSOT, 1997; 0112: John D. Currid, Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament, Baker, 1997; 0113: Ernest S. Frerichs and Leonard H. Lesko eds., Exodus: The Egyptian Evidence, Eisenbrauns, 1997; 0114: James K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition, Oxford University Press, 1997; 0115: Simon B. Parker, Stories in Scripture and Inscriptions: Comparative Studies on Narratives in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions and the Hebrew Bible, Oxford University Press, 1997; 0117: V. H. Matthews, B. M. Levinson, and T. Frymer-Kensky eds. Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. JSOT, 1998; 0118: Christopher Seitz, Word without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Abiding Theological Witness, Eerdmans, 1998.

Evangelical Quarterly

66 (1994) 259-261: R. K. Harrison, Numbers: An Exegetical Commentary, Baker, 1992.

65 (1993) 69-71: G. I. Davies, Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Corpus and Concordance, Cambridge, 1991: K. D. Smelik, Writings from Ancient Israel: A Handbook of Historical and Religious Documents, T & T Clark, 1991.

64 (1992) 258-259: W. C. Kaiser, Hard Sayings of the Old Testament, Hodder & Stoughton, 1991.

Hebrew Studies

41 (2001) 341-343: T. J. Schneider, Judges, Michael Glazier, 2000.

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

48 (1990) 123: J. M. Boice, The Minor Prophets, Zondervan, 1986; 123-124: R. N. Boyce, The Cry to God in the Old Testament, Scholars Press, 1988; 124-125: J. H. Giltner, Moses Stuart: The Father of Biblical Science in America, Scholars Press, 1988; 125-126: W. C. Kaiser, Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament, Zondervan, 1987; 126-127: P. Fromer and J. I. Packer, The Best in Theology: Volume Two, Christianity Today, no date; 127: C. Westermann, The Living Psalms, T. & T. Clark, 1989.

47 (1990) 116-117: T. E. McComiskey, The Covenants of Promise, Inter-Varsity, 1985; 117-118: H. P. Nasuti, Tradition History and the Psalms of Asaph, Scholars Press, 1988; 119-120: P. A. Verhoef, The Books of Haggai and Malachi, Eerdmans, 1987.

46 (1990) 127-128: S. M. Olyan, Asherah and the Cult of Yahweh in Israel, Scholars Press, 1988; 128: B. Maarsingh, Numbers: A Practical Commentary, Eerdmans, 1987.

44 (1989) 123: D. Pardee, Ugaritic and Hebrew Poetic Parallelism, Brill, 1988; 124: A. Rofé, The Prophetical Stories, Magnes, 1988; 127: A. M. Fuss, ed., Jewish Law Association Studies III, Scholars Press, 1987.

43 (1989) 117: C. Westermann, Genesis. A Practical Commentary, Eerdmans, 1987; 119: J. D. W. Watts, Isaiah 1-33, Word, 1985; 119-120: J. Hayes and S. Irvine, Isaiah, the Eighth-Century Prophet, Abingdon, 1987; 121: L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150, Word, 1987; 122-123: J. C. de Moor and K. Spronk, A Cuneiform Anthology of Religious Texts from Ugarit, Brill, 1987; 123: J. C. de Moor, An Anthology of Religious Texts from Ugarit, Brill, 1987; 124-125: J. F. Drinkard et al., eds., Benchmarks in Time and Culture, Scholars Press, 1988; 125: S. Japhet, ed., Scripta Hierosolymitana XXXI, Magnes, 1986.

Journal of Biblical Literature

123 (2004) 537-538: W. L. Moran, Amarna Studies: Collected Writings, Eisenbrauns, 2003.

118 (1999) 171-172: H. A. Hoffner, The Laws of the Hittites: A Critical Edition, Brill, 1997.

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

12 (2012) E. Assis, Flashes of Fire: A Literary Analysis of the Song of Songs, T&T Clark, 2009. Accessed at http://www.jhsonline.org/reviews/reviews_new/review621.htm

10 (2010) W. Brueggemann, Divine Presence amid Violence, Cascade, 2009. Accessed at http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_new/review505.htm

Journal of Semitic Studies

47 (2002) 333-335: Andrew G. Vaughn, Theology, History, and Archaeology in the Chronicler’s Account of Hezekiah, Scholars, 1999.

Journal of the American Oriental Society

132 (July-September 2012) 465-467: From Conquest to Coexistence: Ideology and Antiquarian Intent in the Historiography of Israel’s Settlement in Canaan, Brill, 2011.

113 (October-December 1993) 617-618: D. Dorsey, The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel, Johns Hopkins University, 1991.

110 (April-June 1990) 335-337: Z. Kallai, Historical Geography of the Bible: The Tribal Territories of Israel, Brill and Magnes, 1986.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

49 (2006) 394-396: Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200-539 B.C.E., SBL, 2004.

42 (1999) 721-722: David Merling, The Book of Joshua: Its Theme and Role in Archaeological Discussions, Andrews University Press, 1997.

39 (1996) 475-476: Graeme Auld, Kings without Privilege: David and Moses in the Story of the Bible’s Kings, T. & T. Clark, 1994.

Journal of Theological Studies

46 (1995) 440-441: G. Mitchell, Together in the Land. A Reading of the Book of Joshua, JSOT, 1993.

Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin

50 (2005) 49-50: S. W. Holloway, Assur is King! Assur is King!: Religion in the Exercise of Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Brill, 2003.

47 (2002) 58-59: K. A. Kitchen, Documentation for Ancient Arabia. Part II: Bibliographical Catalogue of Texts, Liverpool University, 2000.

45 (2000) 54-55: I. Knohl, The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls, University of California Press, 2000.

39-40 (1994-1995) 117-119: S. Japhet, First and Second Chronicles: A Commentary, SCM, 1993.

Review of Biblical Literature

4/16/2020 https://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/12833_14310.pdf: Keith Bodner, The Theology of the Book of Kings, Cambridge, 2019.

5/17/2004 www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=3264: William L. Moran, Sh. Izre’el and J. Huehnergard ed., Amarna Studies: Collected Writings, Eisenbrauns, 2003; volume for 2005, pp. 60-61

9/3/2003 www.bookreviews.org/BookDetail.asp?TitleId=1673: Sh. Izre’el, Adapa and the South Wind: Language Has the Power of Life and Death, Eisenbrauns, 2001.

Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology

12 (1994) 59-60: J. McConville, Judgement and Promise: An Interpretation of the Book of Jeremiah, IVP, 1993.

11 (1993) 50: M. Wilcock, The Message of Judges, IVP, 1992; 66: R. D. Sacks, A Commentary on the Book of Genesis, Mellen, 1992; 131: M. Gow, The Book of Ruth: Its Structure, Theme, and Purpose, IVP, 1992.

10 (1992) 125-126: A. E. Hill and J. E. Walton, A Survey of the Old Testament, Zondervan, 1991.

Society for Old Testament Study Book List

(1992) 140: P. A. Siebesma, The Function of the Niph’al in Biblical Hebrew, Van Gorcum, 1991.

Themelios

28.1 (Autumn 2002) 61-62 L. Koehler, W. Baumgartner, et al., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Study Edition, Brill, 2001.

27.2 (Spring 2002) 62-63 W. G. Dever, What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the Reality of Ancient Israel, Eerdmans, 2002.

27.1 (Autumn 2001) 52 M. E. J. Richardson, Hammurabi’s Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary, Sheffield, 2000.

25.2 (February 2000) 62-63 R. B. Chisholm, From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew, Baker, 1998.

25.1 (November 1999) 89-90: W. Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament, Fortress, 1997.

24.3 (May 1999) 46-47: B. T. Arnold, Encountering the Book of Genesis, Baker, 1998.

24.1 (October 1998) 75-76: P. H. Kelley, D. S. Mynatt, and T. G. Crawford, The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: Introduction and Annotated Glossary, Eerdmans, 1998; 101-102: W. W. Hallo and K. L. Younter, Jr., eds., The Context of Scripture. Volume I: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World, Brill, 1997.

23.2 (February 1998) 94: K. Van der Toorn, Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel: Continuity and Change in the Forms of Religious Life, Brill, 1996; 94-95: W. W. Fields, Sodom and Gomorrah: History and Motif in Biblical Narrative, Sheffield Academic Press, 1997; 95: M. D. Goulder, The Psalms of Asaph and the Pentateuch: Studies in the Psalter III, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996; 95: C. Van Dam, The Urim and Thummim: A Means of Revelation in Ancient Israel, 1997; 95-96: S. B. Reid ed., Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

23.1 (October 1997) 74: C. J. H. Wright, Walking in the Ways of the Lord: The Ethical Authority of the Old Testament, Apollos, 1995; 74-75: D. V. Edelman, The Triumph of Elohim: From Yahwisms to Judaisms, Kok Pharos, 1995; 75-76: W. Schniedewind, The Word of God in Transition: From Prophet to Exegete in the Second Temple Period, Sheffield Academic Press, 1995; 80-81: L. Koehler, W. Baumgartner, J. J. Stamm eds., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Volumes 2-3, Brill, 1995-1996; 80-81: L. Koehler, W. Baumgartner, J. J. Stamm, B. Hartmann, P. Reymond eds., Hebräisches und Aramäisches Lexikon zum Alten Testament. Lieferung V. Aramäisches Lexikon, Brill, 1996; 88-89: P. Davies, Whose Bible Is It Anyway? Sheffield Academic Press, 1995; 90-91: M. Brett, Ethnicity and the Bible, Brill, 1996.

22.3 (April 1997) 55-56: D. Clines ed., Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, Volumes 2-3, Sheffield Academic Press, 1995-1996.

22.2 (January 1997) 55-56: B. Lindars, Judges 1-5: A New Translation and Commentary, T & T Clark, 1995; 76: M. V. Fox, A. Hurowitz, M. L. Klein, B. J. Schwartz and N. Shupak eds., Texts, Temples, and Traditions: A Tribute to Menahem Haran, Eisenbrauns, 1996.

22.1 (October 1996) 50: E. Hostetter, Nations Mightier and More Numerous: The Biblical View of Palestine’s Pre-Israelite Peoples, Bibal, 1996; 51: B. Schmidt, Israel’s Beneficent Dead, Mohr, 1994; T. Longman III and D. Reid, God Is a Warrior: Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology, Paternoster and Zondervan, 1995; Isaiah 46, 47, and 48: A New Literary-Critical Reading, Eisenbrauns, 1994; A. Brenner ed., A Feminist Compaion to Samuel and Kings, Sheffield, 1994; G. Stemberter and M. Bockmuehl, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash 2nd edition, T. & T. Clark, 1996; 75-76: J. Beckwith and M. Selman, Sacrifice in the Bible, Paternoster and Baker, 1995; 76: F. Cross, The Ancient Library of Qumran 3rd edition, Sheffield, 1995; J. Bimson, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Places, IVP, 1995.

21.3 (April 1996) 32-33: M. P. Graham, W. P. Brown and J. K. Kuan eds., History and Interpretation: Essays in Honour of John H. Hayes, Sheffield, 1993; J. Davies, G. Harvey and W. G. E. Watson eds., Words Remembered, Texts Renewed: Essays in Honour of John F. A. Sawyer, Sheffield, 1995; S. Holloway and L. K. Handy eds., The Pitcher is Broken: Memorial Essays for Gösta W. Ahlström, Sheffield, 1995; M. D. Carroll R., D. J. A. Clines and P. R. Davies eds., The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honour of John Rogerson, Sheffield, 1995; M. D. Coogan, J. C. Exum and L. E. Stager eds., Scripture and Other Artifacts: Essays on the Bible and Archaeology in Honor of Philip J. King, Westminster/John Knox, 1994; Z. Zevit, S. Gitin and M. Sokoloff eds., Solving Riddles and Untying Knots: Biblical, Epigraphic, and Semitic Studies in Honor of Jonas C. Greenfield, Eisenbrauns, 1995; D. P. Wright, D. N. Freedman and A. Hurvitz eds., Pomegranates and Golden Bells: Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom, Eisenbrauns, 1995; 33: C. Spicq, Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, 3 volumes, Hendrickson, 1994.

21.2 (January 1996) 22: L. Koehler, W. Baumgartner et al., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Fascicle 1, Brill, 1994; 22-23: J. Hoftijzer and K. Jongeling, Dictionary of the North-West Semitic Inscriptions, Brill, 1995; 23: E. van Wolde, Words Become Worlds, Brill, 1994; 23: C. Westermann, Lamentations, Fortress, 1995; 23-24: H. Williamson, The Book Called Isaiah, Clarendon, 1994; 29: S. E. Balentine and J. Barton eds., Language, Theology and the Bible, Clarendon, 1994; 33: acCordance 1.1, KJV, RSV, Hebrew MT, LXX, Greek NT, GRAMCORD, 1995; 35: K. Barker, Accuracy Defined and Illustrated, An NIV Translator Answers Your Questions, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995; 35: E. Heaton, The School Tradition of the Old Testament, Clarendon, 1994; 35: D. Russell, Prophecy and the ApocalypticDream, Hendrickson, 1994; 35: J. I. Packer, A Passion for Faithfulness, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.

21.1 (October 1995) 18: M. J. Selman, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, IVP, 1994; 21: K. van der Toorn, From Her Cradle to Her Grave: The Role of Religion in the Life of the Israelite and the Babylonian Woman, JSOT, 1994; 22: J. A. Dearman, Religion and Culture in Ancient Israel, Hendrickson, 1992; 22: V. H. Matthews and D. C. Benjamin, Social World of Ancient Israel 1250-587 BCE, Hendrickson, 1993; 22: Creator and Creation: Nature in the Worldview of Ancient Israel, Hendrickson, 1994; 30: R. D. Bergen ed., Biblical Hebrew and Discourse Linguistics, Eisenbrauns, 1994; 30: E. R. Brotzman, Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction, Baker, 1994; 30: S. E. Gillingham, The Poems and Psalms of the Hebrew Bible, Oxford, 1994; 30: J. G. Taylor, Yahweh and the Sun: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sun Worship in Ancient Israel, JSOT, 1993.

20.3 (May 1995) 33: E. J. Thiessen, Teaching for Commitment, Queen’s University Press, 1993: K. Smelik, Converting the Past: Studies in Ancient Israelite and Moabite Historiography, 1992.

20.2 (January 1995) 25: A. Motyer, The Prophecy of Isaiah, IVP, 1993; 25-26: J. G. McConville, Grace in the End, Paternoster, 1993; 35: D. L. Christensen ed., A Song of Power and the Power of Song: Essays on the Book of Deuteronomy, Eisenbrauns, 1993; 35: J. G. McConville, Judgment and Promise: An Interpretation of the Book of Jeremiah, Eisenbrauns, 1993; 35: P. J. King, Jeremiah: An Archaeological Companion, Westminster/John Knox, 1993; 35: E. M. Cook, Solving the Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Zondervan and Paternoster, 1994; 35: A. R. Millard, J. K. Hoffmeier & D. W. Baker eds., Faith, Tradition, and History, Eisenbrauns, 1994; 35: G. R. Clark, The Word Hesed in the Hebrew Bible, JSOT, 1993.

20.1 (October 1994) 31: D. A. Fraser and T. Campolo, Sociology through the Eyes of Faith, IVP, 1992.

19.3 (May 1994) 31: J. Barr, The Garden of Eden and the Hope of Immortality, Fortress, 1993; 31: R. Alter, The World of Biblical Literature, SPCK, 1992; 31: D. M. Gunn and D. N. Fewell, Narrative in the Hebrew Bible, Oxford, 1993.

19.2 (January 1994) 21: R. W. L. Moberly, Genesis 12-50, JSOT, 1992; 23: M. D. Carroll R., Contexts for Amos: Prophetic Poetics in Latin American Perspective, JSOT, 1992.

19.1 (October 1993) 21-22: V. P. Hamilton, The Book of Genesis. Chapters 1-17, Eerdmans, 1990.

18.3 (April 1993) 23-24: S. L. McKenzie, The Trouble with Kings. The Composition of the Book of Kings in the Deuteronomistic History, Brill, 1991; 24: R. H. Lowery, The Reforming Kings: Cults and Society in First Temple Judah, Sheffield Academic Press, 1991; 34: J. Magonet, A Rabbi’s Bible, SCM, 1991; 34: G. Theissen, The Open Door: Variations on Biblical Themes, SCM, 1991.

18.2 (January 1993) 24: N. P. Lemche, The Canaanites and Their Land: The Tradition of the Canaanites, Sheffield Academic Press, 1991; 25: K. Lawson Younger, Jr., Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History Writing, Sheffield Academic Press, 1990; 25: R. Westbrook, Property and the Family in Biblical Law, Sheffield Academic Press, 1991; 30-31: R. P. Carroll, Wolf in the Sheepfold: The Bible as a Problem for Christianity, SPCK, 1991.

18.1 (October 1992) 26: R. E. Clements ed., The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives, Cambridge University, 1989; 27: M. S. Smith, The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel, Harper and Row, 1990; 27-28: J. C. de Moor, The Rise of Yahwism: The Roots of Israelite Monotheism, Peeters and Leuven University, 1990.

14.3 (April 1989) 102: G. Wenham, Genesis 1-15, Word, 1987.

Theological Students Fellowship Bulletin

9.2 (1985) 159: M. Eaton, Ecclesiastes, IVP, 1983.

Trinity Journal

4 (1983) 104-107: M. Woudstra, The Book of Joshua, Eerdmans, 1981.

Vision: The Bulletin of the Glasgow Theological Forum

2/4 (1992) 27: R. L. Reymond, Jesus, Divine Messiah: The Old Testament Witness, Christian Focus, 1990.

Westminster Theological Journal

54 (1992) 175-178: R. B. Coote, Early Israel: A New Horizon, Fortress, 1990.

53 (1991) 355-357: J. Walton, Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context, Zondervan, 1989.

52 (1990) 370-372: A. R. Diamond, The Confessions of Jeremiah in Context, JSOT, 1987.

Books Edited

NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, co-editor with Don Carson, Douglas Moo, and Desmond Alexander, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Originally published as NIV Zondervan Study Bible, 2018.

Reading Scripture Deeply: Millennials Take a Fresh Look at the Bible, co-editor with E. Randolph Richards, International Reference Library for Biblical Research, 2015.

Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources, co-editor with Bill T. Arnold, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. Paperback version, 2018. Portuguese edition, 2020.

Critical Issues in Early Israelite History, co-editor with G. A. Klingbeil and P. J. Ray Jr., Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 3, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009.

War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, co-editor with E. A. Martens, Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 2, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008.

Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context, co-editor with M. Daniel Carroll R., Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, co-editor with M. Daniel Carroll R., Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. Reprinted, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2011. 192 pp.

Zion, City of Our God, co-editor with Gordon Wenham, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. x + 206 pp.

Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects, co-editor with Stanley Porter, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 173; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999. 336 pp.

Make the Old Testament Live: From Curriculum to Classroom, co-editor with Gordon Wenham, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. x + 218 pages.

The Lord’s Anointed: Interpretation of Old Testament Messianic Texts, co-editor with Philip Satterthwaite and Gordon Wenham, Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995. Reprinted, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2012. x + 320 pages.

“I Studied Inscriptions from before the Flood”: Ancient Near Eastern, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Genesis 1-11, co-editor with David Tsumura, Sources for Biblical and Theological Study 4; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994. xvi + 480 pages.

He Swore an Oath: Biblical Themes from Genesis 12-50, co-editor with Philip Satterthwaite and Gordon Wenham, Cambridge: Tyndale House, 1993; Second edition, Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994. 222 pages. Translated and published in Indonesian, 1995.

Series Edited

Founder and Editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplements Series

Before There Were Kings: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Judges by Elie Assis.  BBRSupplment 29.  University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2023.

The Abyss in Revelation: A View from Below by Edward Gudeman. BBRSupplement 28. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2021.

Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch, edited by L. S. Baker Jr., Kenneth Bergland, Felipe A. Masotti, and A. Rahel Wells. BBRSupplement 27. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2020.

Death and Divine Judgement in Ecclesiastes by Kumiko Takeuchi. BBRSupplement 26. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

You Shall Know that I Am Yahweh: An Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Ezekiel’s Recognition Formula by John F. Evans. BBRSupplement 25. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

The Law’s Universal Condemning and Enslaving Power: Reading Paul, the Old Testament, and Second Temple Jewish Literature by Bryan Blazosky. BBRSupplement 24. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

A New Look at Atonement in Leviticus: The Meaning and Purpose of kipperRevisited by James Greenberg. BBRSupplement 23. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

Signs of Continuity: The Function of Miracles in Jesus and Paul by Greg Rhodea. BBRSupplement 22. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

I Will Walk Among You:” The Rhetorical Function of Allusion to Genesis 1-3 in the Book of Leviticus by G. Geoffrey Harper. BBRSupplement 21. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2018. 978-1-57506-973-9.

Poor and Rich in James: A Relevance Theory Approach to James’s Use of the Old Testament by Nelson R. Morales. BBRSupplement 20. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2018. 978-1-57506-782-7.

Bearing Yhwh’s Name at Sinai: A Reexamination of the Name Command of the Decalogue by Carmen Joy Imes. BBRSupplement 19. University Park: Eisenbrauns, 2018. 978-1-57506-772-8.

Trees and Kings: A Comparative Analysis of Tree Imagery in Israel’s Prophetic Tradition and the Ancient Near East by William R. Osborne. BBRSupplement 18. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2018. 978-1-57506-750-6.

Making Sense of the Divine Name in Exodus: From Etymology to Literary Onomastics by Austin Surls. BBR Supplement 17. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2017. 978-1-57506-483-3.

Hope for a Tender Sprig: Jehoiachin in Biblical Theology by Matthew H. Patton. BBR Supplement 16. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2017. 978-1-57506-477-2.

Hostility in the House of God: An Investigation of the Opponents in 1 and 2 Timothy by Dillon T. Thornton. BBR Supplement 15. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016.

Honor, Shame, and Guilt: Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel by Daniel Y. Wu. BBR Supplement 14. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016.

Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives, edited by James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg. BBR Supplement 13. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016.

Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death by R. Gregory Jenks. BBR Supplement 12. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy: Fresh Insights from Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus by Gary C. Hoag. BBR Supplement 11. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Wrestling with the Violence of God: Soundings in the Old Testament, edited by M. Daniel Carroll R. and J. Blair Wilgus. BBR Supplement 10. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Sacred Ritual: A Study of the West Semitic Ritual Calendars in Leviticus 23 and the Akkadian Text Emar 446 by Bryan C. Babcock. BBR Supplement 9. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2014.

Melchizedek’s Alternative Priestly Order: A Compositional Analysis of Genesis 14:18-20 and Its Echoes throughout the Tanak by Joshua G. Mathews. BBR Supplement 8. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013

Poetic Imagination in Proverbs: Variant Repetitions and the Nature of Poetry by Knut Martin Heim. BBR Supplement 4. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Toward a Poetics of Genesis 1-11: Reading Genesis 4:17-22 in Its Ancient Near Eastern Background by Daniel DeWitt Lowery. BBR Supplement 7. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal: Excavation and Interpretation by Ralph K. Hawkins. BBR Supplement 6. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2012.

Divine Sabbath Work by Michael H. Burer, BBR Supplement 5. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2012.

Critical Issues in Early Israelite History, co-editor with G. A. Klingbeil and P. J. Ray Jr., BBR Supplement 3. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008.

War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, co-editor with E. A. Martens, BBR Supplements 2. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008.

Bridging the Gap: Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible by Gerald A. Klingbeil, BBR Supplement 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007.

Editor of the Septuagint Commentary Series with S. Porter and J. Jarrick

Isaiah by Ken M. Penner. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Proverbs: A Commentary Based on Paroimiai in Codex Vaticanus by Al Wolters. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Leviticus: A Commentary on Leueitikon in Codex Vaticanus by Mark A. Awabdy. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah: A Commentary Based on the Texts in Codex Vaticanus by Sean A. Adams. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Amos: A Commentary Based on Amos in Codex Vaticanus by W. Edward Glenny. Leiden: Brill, 2013

Exodus: A Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Vaticanus by Daniel M. Gurtner. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Hosea: A Commentary Based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus by W. Edward Glenny. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

1 Esdras: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text in Codex Vaticanus by Michael F. Bird. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Jeremiah: A Commentary Based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus by Georg A. Walser. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Ezekiel: A Commentary Based on Iezekiēl in Codex Vaticanus by John W. Olley. Leiden: Brill, 2009

Tobit, by Robert J. Littman. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Genesis, by Susan Brayford. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

4 Maccabees, by David A. deSilva. Leiden: Brill, 2006.

3 Maccabees, by N. Clayton Croy. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Joshua: Jesus Son of Naue in Codex Vaticanus, by A. Graeme Auld. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Editor of Septuagint Commentary Series Supplements with S. Porter

Translation and Style in the Old Greek Psalter: What Pleases Israel’s God by Jennifer Brown Jones. Leiden: Brill, 2022.

Issues in Bible Translation, comprising The Bible Translator 56/3 (July 2005), co-editor with P. Towner.

Research assistant for The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew: Volume 1: Aleph, ed. D. J. A. Clines, Sheffield: Academic Press, 1993.

Go to top