UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010- Professor, Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University
2006-2010 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian
University Advisor to the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Program
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE WORK
2008-2013 Associate Dean, Graduate School of Theology
2000-2006 Advisor, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Program
2000 Ph.D., Harvard University, Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near Eastern history. Dissertation: The Body Royal: The Social Poetics of Kingship in Ancient Israel (Director, Peter Machinist)
1991 M.A., Abilene Christian University, Hebrew Bible
1990 M.Div., Abilene Christian University
1986 B.A., Freed-Hardeman College, Religion
Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research, Catholic Biblical Association
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professor, Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Fall 2014
Cullen Research Grant, Summer 2007
Outstanding Faculty Member Award, College of Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian University, 2006-2007.
Cullen Research Grant, Summer 2002
Cullen Research Grant, Summer 2003
Outstanding Faculty Member Award, College of Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian University, 2001-2002.
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Certificate, Harvard University, Spring 1997.
Secretary-Treasurer, Southwest Region, Society of Biblical Literature (2009-2014)
Member, David Noel Freedman Award Committee, Society of Biblical Literature
Editorial Board Member, Review of Biblical Literature
Editorial Board Member, Kairos: Evangelical Journal of Theology (Croatia)
Corporate Board Member, Restoration Quarterly
Consulting Editor, Stone-Campbell Journal
Board Member, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (2003-2006)
OTHER UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stonehill College, Stoneham, Massachusetts (adjunct professor)
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (visiting professor)
David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee (visiting professor)
South Pacific Bible College, Tauranga, New Zealand (visiting professor)
Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry, St. Petersburg, Russia (visiting professor)
Biblijski Institut, Zagreb, Croatia (visiting professor)
Heritage Christian University College, Accra, Ghana (visiting professor)
1989-2000 Minister, New Milford (CT) Church of Christ, North Attleboro (MA) Church
of Christ, Brookline (MA) Church of Christ
2011-Present Elder, University Church of Christ, Abilene, TX
2000-Present Frequent speaker in churches, ministry seminars, and similar settings
RECENT UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE WORK
2000-2003 University Research Committee
2000-2007 University Library Committee (Chair, 2004-2005)
2005-2008 University Faculty Senate
2006-2008 Chair, GST Curriculum Revision Task Force
2008-2013 University Graduate Council
2008- Doctor of Ministry Committee
2007 Tenure and Promotion Revision Task Force
2009 Search Committee, University Provost
2011 Chair, Search Committee, Library Dean
2014 Search Committee, New Testament position in GST
Books Written and Co-Written
1. God’s Holy Fire (with James Thompson and Ken Cukrowski; ACU Press, 2002). 303 pp.
2. The Body Royal: The Social Poetics of Kingship in Ancient Israel and the Levant (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005; reprint Atlanta: SBL, 2007). 314 pp.
3. On the Mountain with God: Covenant and Freedom in Exodus (Abilene: Leafwood, 2009). 140 pp.
4. The Songs and Stories of Zion: An Introduction to the Theological Worlds of the Old Testament (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press). Under contract.
5. The Kingship of God in Ancient Israel and Beyond. In progress.
Books Edited and Co-edited
1. Renewing Tradition: Studies in Texts and Contexts in Honor of James W. Thompson (primary editor; co-edited with Thomas Olbricht and Jeffrey Peterson; Princeton Theological Monographs; Eugene: Ore.: Pickwick, 2007). 333 pp.
2. The Transforming Word: A One-Volume Bible Commentary (General Editor; Abilene: ACU Press, 2009). 1117 pp. Croatian translation: Riječ koja preobražava (Zagreb: Biblijski Institut, 2011-).
3. Instruction Shall Go Forth: Studies in Micah and Isaiah (articles by John T. Willis; ed. with Timothy Willis; Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2014). xix + 348 pp.
Journal Issues Edited and Co-Edited
1. Authority and Community in the Kingdom of God (edited Festschrift for Ian A. Fair). Special double issue of Restoration Quarterly 45/1-2 (2001).
2. Interdisciplinary Theological Education. (co-edited with Frederick Aquino; Special issue of Christian Higher Education, 5/1 (2006).
3. Journal for Case Teaching. Numbers 15-16 (2004-2005).
Articles in Scholarly Books and Refereed Journals
1. “Who Was a Jew? Jewish Ethnicity During the Achaemenid Period,” Restoration Quarterly 37 (1995): 102-17.
2. “The Past as Destiny: Historical Visions in Sam’al and Judah under Assyrian Hegemony,” Harvard Theological Review 91 (1998): 215-50.
3. “Ian Arthur Fair, An Appreciation.” Restoration Quarterly 45 (2003): 2-4.
4. “In the Shadow of Leviathan: Kingship in the Book of Job,” Restoration Quarterly 45 (2003): 29-40.
5. “From the Brick Pits to the Holy Mountain: Exodus and Today’s Homiletics,” Stone-Campbell Journal 6/2 (2003): 257-73.
6. “One God Too Many: Jeremiah and the Worship of the Queen of Heaven (Jeremiah 44),” Journal for Case Teaching 14 (2004): 11-21.
7. “The Critique of the Sovereign: Deuteronomy and Job on a Fundamental Aspect of Human Rights,” Restoration Quarterly 47 (2005): 237-49.
8. “Guest Editors’ Introduction to Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Theological Higher Education,” Christian Higher Education 5 (2006): 1-2.
9. “Theological Higher Education Befitting God: An Experiment” (with Frederick Aquino), Christian Higher Education 5 (2006): 21-36.
10. “Biblical Scholarship in Churches of Christ: Retrospect and Prospect,” Stone-Campbell Journal 9 (2006): 187-203.
11. “The Creation of Saul’s Royal Body: Reflections on 1 Samuel 8-12,” in Carl Ehrlich and Marsha White, eds., Saul in Story and Tradition (Forschungen zum Alten Testament 47. Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 2006), 139-55.
12. “11QTemple 57-59, Ps.-Aristeas 187-300, and Second Temple Period Political Theory,” in J.W. Childers and D.C. Parker, eds., Transmission and Reception: New Testament Text Critical and Exegetical Studies (FS Carroll Osburn; Texts and Studies 3/4; Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2006), 181-95.
13. “The Rhetoric of Adventure: Deuteronomy 1:19-46 and Gilgamesh III,” in Mark W. Hamilton, Thomas H. Olbricht, and Jeffrey Peterson, eds., Renewing Tradition (Princeton Theological Monographs; Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2007), 83-103.
14. “Elite Lives: Job 29-31 and the Collapse of Traditional Authority,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32 (2007): 69-89.
15. “The Problem of History in Old Testament Theology: A Review Essay,” Restoration Quarterly 50 (2008): 197-211.
16. Essays in The Transforming Word (ed. Mark Hamilton et al.; Abilene: ACU Press, 2009): “Introduction to the Pentateuch,” 1-8; “Israel in the Ancient Near East,” 33-40; “Deuteronomy,” 203-36; “Ruth” (with Kelly Shearon), 267-70; “Esther” (with David Skelton), 417-22; “Song of Songs,” 529-32; “Lamentations” (with Nate Lollar and David Shaw), 617-20; “Daniel,” 653-64; “Obadiah,” 685-88; “Ephesians & Christian Moral Instruction,” 961.
17. “J. W. McGarvey’s Authorship of Deuteronomy and the Rhetoric of Scholarship,” in Thomas Olbricht and David Fleer, eds., And the Word Became Flesh: Studies in History Communication, and Scripture in Memory of Michael W. Casey (Eugene, Ore: Pickwick, 2009), 35-53.
18. “Ever Redeeming, Ever Reforming: The Exodus Story and Biblical Preaching,” in David Fleer and Dave Bland, eds., Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching (St. Louis: Chalice, 2009), 47-61.
19. “Response to Butler’s Sermon,” in David Fleer and Dave Bland, eds., Reclaiming the Imagination: The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching (St. Louis: Chalice, 2009), 75-76.
20. “At Whose Table: Stories of Elites and Social Climbers in 1-2 Samuel,” Vetus Testamentum 59 (2009): 513-32.
21. “The Bible and the Common Good: Reflections on Teaching Scripture in the Christian University,” Restoration Quarterly 52 (2010): 193-206.
22. “Notes and Commentary to Psalms 16-17, 19-23,” in Mark Shipp, ed., Timeless: Ancient Psalms for the Church Today, vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Abilene: ACU Press, 2011), 115-17, 120-22, 142-44, 149-50, 157-58, 162-65, and 170-72.
23. “Bibliography of Kingship in the Bible and the Ancient Near East.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online http://oxfordbibliographies.com (2012).
24. “Isaiah 32 as Literature and Political Meditation,” Journal of Biblical Literature 131 (2012): 663-84.
25. “Bibliography on Solomon.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online http://oxfordbibliographies.com (2013).
26. “Prosperity and Kingship in Psalms and Inscriptions,” in David Vanderhooft and Avi Winitzer, eds., Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature: Studies in Honor of Peter Machinist (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2013), 185-205.
27. “Introduction,” (with Timothy Willis) in John Willis, Instruction Shall Go Forth: Studies in Micah and Isaiah (ed. Timothy Willis and Mark W. Hamilton; Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2014), vii-xiv.
28. “After Politics: Reflections on 2 Isaiah,” in Christopher Rollston, ed., Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, forthcoming).
29. “Jesus as Interpreter of Scripture: The Case of Grain-Gathering on the Sabbath” (forthcoming)
30. “Riddles and Parables, Traditions and Texts: Ezekielian Perspectives on Wisdom Traditions,” in Mark Sneed, ed., Is there a Wisdom Tradition? (Ancient Israel and Its Literature; Atlanta: SBL, forthcoming).
31. “The Bible and Ancient Israelite Religion,” in volume edited by Jeremy Hutton and Aaron Rubin, forthcoming.