VITA

NAME: Matthews, Victor Harold

FIELD: Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

ADDRESS: 1320 E. Delmar Springfield, Mo. 65804

E-MAIL: VictorMatthews@missouristate.edu   FAX: 417-836-8472

WEB SITE: http://courses.missouristate.edu/VictorMatthews

PHONE: (417)-836-5529 (office); (417)-350-2572 (cell)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

B.A. 1972 Missouri State University (History-major)

M.A. 1973 Brandeis University (Near Eastern & Judaic Studies)

Ph.D. 1977 Brandeis University (Near Eastern & Judaic Studies)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

2009-  Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

2008-2009  Interim Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

2001-2008  Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

2000-2001 Acting-Head, Economics Dept., Missouri State U., Springfield, MO. (Fall & Spring semesters)

2000 Acting-Head, Religious Studies Dept., Missouri State U., Springfield, MO. (Spring semester)

1992-2004  Coordinator, Antiquities Program, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

1992 Acting-Head, Religious Studies Dept, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO. (Spring semester)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1988- Professor (Tenured) of Religious Studies, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

1999-2002 University Fellow in Research, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

1998-99 Academic Affairs Fellow, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

1984-88 Associate Professor (Tenured) of Religious Studies, Missouri State U., Springfield, MO.

1980-84 Assistant Professor of History (Tenured), Anderson College, Anderson, S.C.

1978-80 Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Religion, Clemson U., Clemson, S.C.

ADDITIONAL FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS:

Antiquities Faculty; Gender Studies Faculty; Graduate Faculty; Honors Faculty

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE:

Reader, General Ordination Exams, Episcopal Church of America, 2006-2008

Chair, Program Review Team, Classics & Religious Studies Dept., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE,
     Oct 14-17, 2001.

External Reviewer, Religious Studies Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, May 8, 2001.

Program Review Team, Religious Studies Department, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, October
     29-31, 2000.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK:

Area Supervisor, Banias Excavation, Upper Galilee, Israel 1993-94

MEMBERSHIPS:

Society of Biblical Literature

American Schools of Oriental Research

Catholic Biblical Association

AWARDS:

ASOR Membership Service Award, 2003

Missouri State University Fellow in Research - 1999-2002

Missouri State Academic Affairs Fellow, 1998-99.

Missouri State University Award for Research, 1998.

Missouri State U., College of Humanities and Public Affairs Award for Service, 1997.

Missouri State U. Faculty Development Grant, Capstone Course, Summer 1996.

Missouri State U. Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 1993.

Missouri State U. Faculty Research Grant, December 1, 1989-December 1, 1990.

Missouri State U. Summer Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1989.

Missouri State U. Foundation Excellence in Research Award, April 19, 1989.

Junior Scholar Research Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1988.

South Carolina Committee for the Humanities Grant," Man's Adaptation to Government and Society,"
    film/discussion series, Jan-May 1984.

Faculty Development Grant (Anderson College)--funds to attend Master Teachers' Seminar, Barry U., Miami, FL,
    Jan 3-5, 1984.

Faculty Development Grant (Anderson College)--research funds to travel to U. of N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C.
     as part of faculty growth contract, March 1983.

Student Government Association "Second Mile Award" (out-standing faculty member), Anderson College, 1982.

Southern Regional Education Board Grant, 1982.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, "Folklore Research and the Ancient Near Eastern
     Narrative," 1979, U.N.C., Chapel Hill; Professor Jack M. Sasson-Director.

Michael Tuch Fellowship in Hebrew Literature, Brandeis U., 1977.

Shannon Fellowship in History, Missouri State U., 1971.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

101 Questions & Answers on the Historical Books of the Bible (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2009).

More Than Meets the Ear: Understanding the Hidden Contexts of Old Testament Conversations (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008).

Studying the Ancient Israelites: A Guide to Sources and Methods (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007).

101 Questions and Answers on The Prophets of Israel (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2007).

Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Life in Bible Times (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson
    Publishers,1988; revised edition 1991; 3rd edition 2006).

Old Testament Parallels: Stories and Laws from the Ancient Near East, 3rd Edition (co-author, D.C. Benjamin;
    Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2006; 1997; originally published in 1991). Spanish edition (2004)

Old Testament Turning Points: The Narratives That Shaped a Nation (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005).

The Old Testament: Text and Context (James Moyer, co-author; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers 1997; 2nd
   
 edition 2005; 3rd edition, 2012).

Judges and Ruth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research,
     2003; Douglas R. Clark, co-editor).

A Brief History of Ancient Israel (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2002).

The Social World of the Hebrew Prophets (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001; 2nd edition, 2012).

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (co-authors John Walton and Mark Chavalas; Downers
    Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000).  Foreign Language editions: Korean, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese

Old Testament Themes (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2000).

Untold Stories of the Bible (D. DeSilva, co-author; Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, 1998).

Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (B.M. Levinson and T. Frymer-Kensky, co-
     editors; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1998; reissued by T & T Clark, 2004).

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis--Deuteronomy (John Walton, co-author; Downers Grove, IL:
    InterVarsity Press, 1997). Foreign Language editions: Korean, French

Honor and Shame in the World of the Bible. Semeia 68 (1996). Atlanta: Scholars Press. (D.C. Benjamin,
    co-editor)

Go to the Land I Will Show You: Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young (co-editor J. Coleson; Winona Lake, IN:
    Eisenbrauns Publishers, 1996).

The Social World of Ancient Israel (D.C. Benjamin, co-author; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1993).

Pastoral Nomadism in the Mari Kingdom, ca. 1830-1760 B.C. (Cambridge, MA: American Schools of Oriental
    Research Dissertation Series 3, 1978).

Articles:

"Taking Calculated Risks: The Story of the Cannibal Mothers (2 Kgs 6:24—7.20), Biblical Theology Bulletin 43/1 (2013), 4-13.

 

“Prophecy & Society (Sociology of Prophecy)” in J. Gordon McConville and Mark J. Boda, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament:
     Prophets
(InterVarsity, 2012), 623-34.

"Making Your Point: The Use of Gestures in Ancient Israel," Biblical Theology Bulletin (42 (2012), 18-29.

 

 “Avoiding Shame in Ancient Israel,” in Robert Jewett, ed. The Shame Factor: How Shame Shapes Society (Eugene, OR:
     Cascade Books, 2011), 117-142.
 

“Conversation and Identity: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 40 (2010), 215-226.

“Habakkuk,” in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary – Old Testament, J. Walton, ed. Grand Rapids, MI:
     
Zondervan, 2009: 164-177.
 

“Saddle,” 32; “Saddlecloths,” 32; “Saffron,” 36; “Salve,” 61; “Sandals and Shoes,” 101-102; “Saw,” 122; “Seed, Seedtime,”
      155; “Seine,” 156; “Shroud,” 244; “Spelt,” 362; “Spice,” 362-63; “Stacte,” 370; “Stag,” 371; “Textiles,” 545;
      “Thong, Sandal,” 588; “Threshing,” 588; “Tools,” 627-28; “Traps and Snares,” 651-52; “Trough,” 681; “Village,”
      781-82; “Weeds,” 828; “Wheat,” 842-43; “Wool,” 893 in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 5.
      Katherine D. Sakenfeld, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2009). 

"Jeremiah's Scroll and Linked Zones of Communication," Biblical Theology Bulletin 39/3 (2009), 116-24.

“Back to Bethel: Geographical Reiteration in Biblical Narrative,” Journal of Biblical Literature 128/1 (2009), 151-67.

“Meal,” 1; “Meroz,” 51; “Mill, Millstone,” 87; “Millet,” 89; “Mint,” 99; “Myrrh,” 185; “Nail,” 216-17; “Nard,” 222;
       
Neballat,” 243; “Net,” 259-60; “Oil,” 322-23; “Ointment,” 323-24; “Onam,” 330; “Onion,” 332; “Ophni,” 334;
       
Ophrah,” 334-35; “Orchard,” 337-38; “Oven,” 347; “Pastoral Nomads,” 392-95; “Perfume,” 444-45; “Pin,” 530;
       
 “Plow,” 549; “Plumb Line,” 549; “Pruning Hook,” 661; “Rain,” 729; “Razor,” 738; “Reservoir,” 767; “Rue,” 862 in
        
New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 4. Katherine D. Sakenfeld, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2009).
 

“Introduction,” in Writing and Reading War. Brad Kelle and Frank Ames, eds. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature,
       2008: 1-15.

“Social-Scientific Approaches,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings, Tremper Longman III
       and Peter Enns, eds. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008), 728-33.

“Judges, Book of,” 446-57; “Leather,” 626-27; “Leek,” 631; “Lentil,” 635; “Lily,” 664-65; “Mallet,” 770; “Mastic,” 835 in
       New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 3. Katherine D. Sakenfeld, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008). 

“The Joseph Story,” in Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, ed. (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan
       Library Reference, 2007), vol. 3: 813-814.

Dill,” 125; “Embroidery and Needlework,” 252; “Fig Tree, Figs,” 453; “Fish,” 458-59; “Fishing,” 460; “Fishermen,” 460;
     Fish Hook,” 460; “Flax,” 461; “Flower,” 469; “Forest,” 479; “Frankincense,” 489-90; “Galbanum,” 514; “Gall, Herb,” 519;
     “Game,” 520; “Garlic,” 522; “Gourds,” 639; “Granaries,” 661; “Grapes,” 661-62; “Gum,” 701; “Hammer,” 726; “Henna,”
     797; “Herbs,” 798; “House,” 902-903; “Hunting,” 918 in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 2. Katherine D.
     Sakenfeld, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2007).

“Alabaster,” 95; “Aloes,” 106; “Ax,” 359; “Balm,” 386; “Balsam,” 386; “Bed,” 416-17; “Calamus,” 520; “Cane,” 536; “Cassia,” 572;
     “Cellar,” 578; “Cinnamon,” 667; “Cloth, Clothes,” 691-96; “Clothe Oneself, To,” 696; “Cosmetics,” 754-55; “Cotton,” 763;
     “Couch,” 763; “Coverings,” 778; “Crystal,” 807; “Cumin,” 810 in New Interpreter’s
Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1.
      Katherine D. Sakenfeld, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2006).

“The Determination of Social Identity in the Story of Ruth,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 36/2 (2006), 49-54. Reprinted in revised form
       in P. Dutcher-Walls, ed. The Family in Life and in Death: The Family in Ancient Israel. New York T & T Clark, 2009: 16-27.

Hecate,” 788; “Manichaeism,” 727-728; “Moses,” 479, in Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition,
      Richard Golden, ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006). 

“Israelite Society,” in B.T. Arnold and H. Williamson, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downers Grove,
      IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005), 520-530.

“Thoughts on Clothing in the Hebrew Bible,” Proceedings of the Central States SBL and ASOR 7 (2004), 127-37.

“David and the Ark,” The Bible Today 42.3 (2004), 143-47.

"Marriage and Family in the Ancient Near East," Marriage and Family in the Ancient World, Ken Campbell, ed.
    (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 1-32.

“Everyday Life (Customs, Manners, and Laws),” (pp. 154-160) and “El Amarna Texts,” (pp. 351-353) in S.
     Richard, ed. Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2003.

“Physical Space, Imagined Space, and ‘Lived Space’ in Ancient Israel,” BTB 33 (2003), 12-20.

"Social-Science Approaches," (pp. 787-793), "Family Relations," (pp. 291-299) in D. Baker and D.T. Alexander,
     eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (InterVarsity, 2003).

"Syria to the Early Second Millennium," in Mesopotamia and the Bible, M. Chavalas and K. Younger, eds.
    (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002), 168-90.

"Reshaping General Education for the Twenty-First Century: The Interdisciplinary Capstone Class at Southwest
    Missouri State University," The Journal of Public Affairs 5 (2001), 79-94.
(co-author, John Catau)

"Treading the Wine Press: Actual and Metaphorical Viticulture in the Ancient Near East," in A. Brenner and J.
    Willem, eds.
Food and Drink in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, Semeia 86 (2001), 19-32.

"The Unwelcome Gift: Implications of Obligatory Gift Giving in Ancient Israel," in R. Simpkins and S. Cook, eds.
    
The Social Sciences and the Hebrew Bible, Semeia 87 (2001), 91-104.

"Traversing the Social Landscape: the Value of the Social Scientific Approach to the Bible," in M.H. Barnes, ed.
     Theology and the Social Sciences (Annual of the College Theology Society 46; Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press,
     2001), 214-236.

"Law," (pp. 793-96), "Kinship," (pp. 772-73), and "Nomadism/ Pastoralism," (pp. 971-72) in D.N. Freedman, ed.
    Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).

"Mourners and the Psalms," in M.P. Graham, et al, eds. Worship and the Hebrew Bible: Essays in Honor of
    John T. Willis
. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999:56-77. (D. Benjamin, co-author)

"Honor and Shame in Gender-Related Legal Situations in the Hebrew Bible," in Gender and Law in the Hebrew
    Bible and the Ancient Near East
(V.H. Matthews, et al, eds.; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1998), 97-112.

"The Headaches of Administration: Mari Tribal Groups and Royal Policy in Syria to the Early Second
    Millennium,"
Proceedings of the Central States SBL/ASOR 1 (1998), 64-70.

"The Social Context of Law in the Second Temple Period," Biblical Theology Bulletin 28 (1998), 7-15.

"Amnon and Tamar: a Matter of Honor (2 Sam 13:1-38)," in Interconnections: A Festschrift in Honor of Michael
    Astour
, eds. G.D. Young, M. Chavalas, and R.E. Averbeck (co-author, D.C. Benjamin; Baltimore: CDL Press,
    1997), 345-372.

"Periodical Literature," Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, vol. 4 (New York: Oxford University
    Press, 1997; co-author James C. Moyer), 262-267 .

"Reference Works," Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, vol. 4 (New York: Oxford, 1997;
    co-author J.C. Moyer), 415-420.

"Carl Kraeling," Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, vol. 3 (New York: Oxford, 1997), 306.

"Historical Geography," Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, vol. 3 (New York: Oxford
    University Press, 1997), 30-33.

"Introduction: Social Sciences and Biblical Studies," in Honor and Shame in the World of the Bible. Edited by
     V.H. Matthews and D.C. Benjamin.
Semeia 68 (1997), 7-21.

"Messengers and the Transmission of Information in the Mari Kingdom," in Go To The Land I Will Show You:
    Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young
, V.H. Matthews and J. Coleson, eds. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns
    Publishers, 1996), 267-274.

"Jeremiah 1:13-19: A Historical Perspective," The Bible Today 33/4 (1995), 196-201.

"The Anthropology of Clothing in the Joseph Narrative," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 65 (1995),
    25-36; reprinted in J.W. Rogerson, ed.
The Pentateuch: a Sheffield Reader (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic
    Press, 1996), 344-355.

"'aphiq, channel or stream bed," The Old Testament Hebrew-English Dictionary, G.A. Lint, ed. Springfield, MO:
    World Library Press, 1995:342.

"The Anthropology of Slavery in the Covenant Code," in B. Levinson, ed. Theory and Method in Biblical and
    Cuneiform Law: on Revision, Interpolation, and Development
. JSOTSup 181; Sheffield: JSOT Press,
    1994:117-133 (reissued by T & T Clark, 2006: 119-135).

"Female Voices: Upholding the Honor of the Household," Biblical Theology Bulletin 24 (1994), 8-15.

"Archaeological Coverage in Recent One-Volume Bible Dictionaries," Biblical Archaeologist 55/3 (1992), 141-151.
    (James Moyer, co-author)

"Jael: Host or Judge?," TBT 30/5 (1992), 291-296. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"From Village to Tribe," TBT 30/4 (1992), 235-239. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"Abimelech," I 20-21; "Akan," I 134; "Alvan," I 167; "Aran,"I 350-351; "Asshurim," I 500; "Beeroth Bene-Jaakan," I
    647; "Bene-Jaakan," I 668-669; "Bilhan," I 743; "Cheran," I 898; "Ebal," II 254; "Eshban," II 617; "Ezer," II 722-
    723; "Hadar," III 13; "Hamran," III 43; "Heman," III 136-137; "Homam," III 280; "Ithran," III 582; "Jaakan," III 591;
    "Jokshan," III 935; "Letushim," IV 293; "Leummim," IV 293-294; "Music," IV 930-934; "Onam," V 20; "Perfume
    and Spices," V 226-228; "Shepho," V 1204-1205; "Zaavan," VI 1029; "Zibeon," VI 1088; "Zimran," VI 1094,
   
Anchor Bible Dictionary (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1992).

"The Elder," TBT 30/3 (1992), 170-174. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"The Prophet," TBT 30/2 (1992), 105-111. (Don Benjamin, co-author).

"Hospitality and Hostility in Genesis 19 and Judges 19," BTB 22 (1992), 3-11.

"The Virgin and the Prince," TBT 30/1 (1992), 42-46. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"The King's Call to Justice," Biblische Zeitschrift 35/2 (1991), 204-216.

"Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Textbooks: Which Ones Are Best?" Biblical Archaeologist 54/4 (1991), 218-234.
    (J. Moyer, co-author)

"The Leper," TBT 29/5 (1991), 292-297. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"The Stubborn and the Fool," TBT 29/4 (1991), 222-226. (Don Benjamin, co-author)

"Banking; Commerce; Economic Life; Marketplace; Transportation and Travel; Wages," Holman Bible Dictionary
    (Nashville: Holman Publishers, 1991), 148-149, 280-281, 389-394, 924, 1363-1366, 1398.

"The Divine Assembly: Ancient Israel's Understanding of God," TBT 29/3 (1991), 157-162. (Don Benjamin,
    co-author)

"Hospitality and Hostility in Judges 4," BTB 21 (1991), 13-21.

"Bible Atlases: Which Ones Are Best?," BA 53/4 (1990), 220-231. (J. Moyer, co-author)

"The Use and Abuse of Archaeology in Current One-Volume Bible Commentaries," BA 53/2 (1990), 104-115. (J.
    Moyer, co-author)

"Amalek, Amalekites; Jethro; Kenites; Midian, Midianites," Mercer Bible Dictionary (Atlanta: Mercer University
    Press, 1990), 21-22, 449-450, 485-486, 575-576.

"Freedom and Entrapment in the Samson Narrative: A Literary Analysis," Perspectives In Religious Studies 16/3
    (1989), 245-257.

"The Use of Archaeology as a Tool in Recreating Everyday Life in Ancient Times," Kardia 4 (1988), 19-25.

"Kings of Israel: A Question of Crime and Punishment," SBL Seminar Papers (Baltimore: Scholars Press, 1988),
    517-526.

"Theophanies Cultic and Cosmic: `Prepare to Meet Thy God,'" in Israel's Apostasy and Restoration: Essays in
     Honor of R.K. Harrison
, ed. A. Gileadi (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1988), 307-317.

"Water Works," The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, IV (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988), 1027-
    1032.

"Entrance Ways and Threshing Floors: Legally Significant Sites in the Ancient Near East," Fides et Historia 19
    (1987), 25-40.

"Meeting at the Well," in Discovering the Bible, Archaeologists Look At Scripture, ed. T. Dowley (Grand Rapids,
    MI: Eerdmans, 1986), 28-31.

"Signed and Sealed," in Discovering the Bible, 32-35.

"What Happened at the City Gate?" in Discovering the Bible, 36-41.

"Keep the Lamps Burning," in Discovering the Bible, 56-60.

"The Farmer and His Implements," in Discovering the Bible, 61-66.

"The Wells of Gerar," BA 49/2 (1986), 118-126.

"The Use and Abuse of Archaeology in One-Volume Bible Dictionaries," BA 48/4 (1985), 222-237. (J. Moyer, co-
    author)

"Jacob the Trickster and Heir of the Covenant: A Literary Interpretation," PRS 12 (1985), 185-195. (F. Mims, co-
    author)

"The Use and Abuse of Archaeology in Current Bible Handbooks," BA 48/3 (1985), 149-159. (J. Moyer,
    co-author)

"Edmund Neville: A Catholic in Elizabethan England," The Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal
    Church
54 (1985), 115-123.

"The Symbiotic Relationship Between King and Bureaucracy at Mari," Proceedings of the South Carolina
    Historical Association
(1982), 27-37.

"Pastoralists and Patriarchs," BA 44 (1981), 215-218.

"Legal Aspects of Military Service in Ancient Mesopotamia," Military Law Review 94 (1981), 135-151.

"The Role of the rabi Amurrim in the Mari Kingdom," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 38 (1979), 129-133.

"Government Involvement in the Religion of the Mari Kingdom," Revue d'Assyriologie 72 (1978), 151-156.

"The raison d'etre of the sugagum at Mari," Orientalia 46 (1977), 122-126. (co-author, Dwight W. Young)

Reviews:

Megan B. Moore and Brad E. Kelle, Biblical History and Israel’s Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History,” Int
     67 (2013), 100-101.

“T.M. Lemos, Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE to 200 CE,” JAOS 132/2 (2012), 316-17.

Raymond Westbrook and Bruce Wells, Everyday Law in Biblical Israel: An Introduction,” Journal of Hebrew Studies 11
     (2011), http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/proofs/review514gnto.htm
.

“N. MacDonald, What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times,” CBQ 72 (2010), 804-805.

“J. Barton, The Nature of Biblical Criticism,” Shofar 27/2 (2009), 202-204.

“J. Kugel, How to Read the Bible,” Shophar 27/1 (2008), 114-116.

Roger Ryan, Judges,” RBL (September, 2008), http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/6359_6840.pdf  

“G. Yee, Judges & Method, 2nd edition,” RBL (July 2008) http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/6219_6668.pdf.

“J. Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament,” Interpretation 62/2 (2008), 204-205.

“C.S. Lipson and R.A. Brinkley, Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks,” JAOS 125/3 (2005), 475-76. (appeared 2007)

“C.B. Anderson, Women, Ideology, and Violence,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (2006), 716-17.

“S.L. Cook, The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism,” Shofar 24 (2006), 184-86.

“Clinton McCann, Judges,” Asbury Theological Review 60/2 (2006), 146-47.

“S. Noegel and B. Wheeler, Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism,” Journal of the American
    Oriental Society
124 (2004), 205.

“W.W. Lee, Punishment and Forgiveness in Israel’s Migratory Campaign,” Hebrew Studies 45 (2004), 320-22.

“M. Nissinen, Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East,” JAOS 123/4 (2004), 890-91.

Wolfgang Heimpel, Letters to the King of Mari: A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and
     Commentary
,” CBQ 66 (2004), 451-52.


 “P. McNutt, Reconstructing the Society of Ancient Israel,” RBL (2004): on-line review:
     http://www.bookreviews.org/BookDetail.asp?TitleId=262

"J. Stiebert, The Construction of Shame in the Hebrew Bible," Shofar 22 (2004), 145-46.

“Harold Bennett, Injustice Made Legal,” Interpretation 58.2 (2004), 206-208.

"J.L. Mclaughlin, The marzēah in the Prophetic Literature," Studies in Religion 31/2 (2003). 234-35.

“D. Schmidt, How the Temple Thinks,” RBL (2002), http://www.bookreviews.org/BookDetail.asp?TitleId=1650

"L.L. Grabbe and R. Hawk, eds. "Every City Shall be Forsaken" Urbanism and Prophecy in Ancient Israel and the
    Near East
" CBQ 64 (2002), 403-404.

“C.S. Leeb, Away from the Father’s House (Sheffield, 2000),” Hebrew Studies 42 (2001), 326-28.

“J.K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt, and J.D. Currid, Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament,” Christian Scholar’s
     Review
29 (2000), 773-75.

"E. Oren, The Hyksos: New Historical and Archaeological Perspectives (U. of Pennsylvania Press, 1998)," Near
    Eastern Archaeology
63/1 (2000), 60.

"C. Carmichael, The Spirit of Biblical Law," Shofar 16 (1998), 97-99.

"O. Margalith, The Sea Peoples in the Bible," CBQ 59 (1997), 354-355.

"W.S. Morrow, Scribing the Center: Organization and Redaction in Deuteronomy 14:1--17:13," Biblica 78/2
    (1997), 268-270.

"G. Brin, Studies in Biblical Law," JAOS 117/1 (1997), 155.

"R. Arav and R. Freund, Bethsaida: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee," BA 59/4 (1996), 242-43.

"M. Weinfeld, Deuteronomy 1-11," Hebrew Studies 37 (1996), 164-166.

"Ed Noort, Die Seevolker in Palastina," CBQ 58 (1996), 521-522.

"L. Grabbe, Priests, Prophets, Diviners, Sages: A Socio-Historical Study of Religious Specialists in Ancient
    Israel
," Religious Studies Review 22/3 (1996), 234-35.

"James VanderKam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today," Journal of Biblical Literature 115/1 (1996), 132-134.

"Christiana Van Houten, The Alien in Israelite Law," JAOS 115/4 (1995), 722-24.

"Naomi Steinberg, Kinship and Marriage in Genesis," CBQ 57/4 (1995), 791-92.

"Pietro Bovati, Re-Establishing Justice: Legal Terms, Concepts and Procedures in the Hebrew Bible," RSR 21/4
    (1995), 320.

"Jack R. Lundbom, The Early Career of the Prophet Jeremiah," Interpretation 49/2 (1995), 197-198.

"Baruch Halpern and D.W. Hobson, eds., Law, Politics and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean World," Journal
    of the American Oriental Society
114/4 (1994), 661-662.

"M.D. Carroll R., Contexts for Amos: Prophetic Poetics in Latin American Perspective," Catholic Biblical
    Quarterly
56 (1994), 540-541.

"C. Pressler, The View of Women Found in the Deuteronomic Family Laws," Religious Studies Review 20 (1994),
    328.

"John J. Pilch and Bruce J. Malina, Biblical Social Values and Their Meaning," RSR 20/3 (1994), 206.

"J. Finnegan, The Archaeology of the New Testament," Biblical Theology Bulletin 24 (1994), 145.

"C.M. Carmichael, The Origins of Biblical Law," Int 48 (1994), 84.

"O. Bar-Yosef and A. Khazanov, eds. Pastoralism in the Levant, Archaeological Materials in Anthropological
    Perspective
," BA 56/4 (1993), 222.

"D.A. Dorsey, The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel," CBQ 55 (1993), 331-32.

"J.A. Emerton, ed. Studies in the Pentateuch," CBQ 55 (1993), 413-14.

"L.H. Schiffman, From Text to Tradition: A History of SecondTemple and Rabbinic Judaism," Shofar 11/1 (1992),
    154-55.

"E.A. Knauf, Ismael: Untersuchungen zur geschichte Palastinas und Nordarabiens im 1. Jahrtuasend V. Chr.,"
   
CBQ 54 (1992), 327-328.

"A. Malamat, Mari and the Early Israelite Experience," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 287
    (1992), 92-93.

"John R. Bartlett, Edom and the Edomites," CBQ 53 (1991), 658-59.

"Shimon Dar, Landscape and Pattern: An Archaeological Survey of Samaria 800 B.C.E. - 636 C.E.," RSR 17
    (1991), 347.

"J. Rogerson and P. Davies, The Old Testament World," RSR 17 (1991), 345.

"Donald Schley, Shiloh, A Biblical City in History and Tradition," CBQ 53 (1991), 120-121.

"Sa-Moon Kang, Divine War in the Old Testament and in the Ancient Near East," SHOFAR 8/2 (1990), 93-94.

"J.H. Walton, Ancient Israelite Literature in its Cultural Context, A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and
    Ancient Near Eastern Texts,
" BA 53/3 (1990), 176.

"Ronald S. Hendel, The Epic of the Patriarch, The Jacob Cycle and the Narrative Traditions of Canaan and
    Israel
," JAOS 110 (1990), 345.

"B. Halpern, The First Historians: The Hebrew Bible and History," BA 52/2-3 (1989), 152.

"S. Daley, Mari and Karana: Two Old Babylonian Cities," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 47 (1988), 214-215.

"O. Roault, L'archive de Puzurum," JAOS 107/4 (1987), 791-792.

"P. Rossi, The Dark Abyss of Time, The History of the Earth and the History of Nations from Hooke to Vico," RSR
    12/1 (1986), 77.

"E. Noort, Untersuchungen zum Gottesbescheid in Mari," RSR 6 (April, 1980), 24.

"A. Marzal, Gleanings from the Wisdom of Mari," JNES 38 (1979), 54-56.

Publications in Press:

Articles:

"Social-Scientific Methods," In The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible-Old Testament, Edited by Stephen B.
     Chapman and Marvin Sweeney (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

"Remembered Space in Biblical Narrative," in Mark George, ed. Constructions of Space IV: Further Developments in Examining
     Social Space in Ancient Israel
(Continuum, 2013).

Work In Preparation:

Articles: 

Looking for Levites in the Book of Judges," submitted to Horizons in Biblical Theology

“The West’s Rediscovery of the Holy Land,” in Mark Elliott, et al, eds. The Bible in Archaeology and History (Waco, TX:
     Baylor University Press, 2013).

“Judges,” in Fortress Commentary on the Bible, Gale Yee, et al, eds. (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2014).

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES:

President, SBL Section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2008-2009

Editor, SBL Symposium Series, 2006-2008

Abstracter, Old Testament Abstracts, 1992-

ASOR Committee on the Annual Meeting and Program, Chair 1998-2000

Editor, ASOR Book Series, 1996-2001

Editor, ASOR NEWSLETTER, 1991-96

Co-editor, ASOR NEWSLETTER, 1990-91

Convener, Conference of Regional Secretaries, SBL, 1991-97

Regional Secretary, Central States SBL/AAR/ASOR, 1990-97

ASOR Program Committee, 1994-97

ASOR Agenda Committee, 1997-99 (Chair, 1997-99)

President, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1992-93

Vice-President, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1991-92

Secretary, Conference of SBL Regional Secretaries, SBL, 1990-91

President: ASOR section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1990-92, 1998-2000

Vice-President: ASOR section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1988-89, 1996-98

Secretary: ASOR section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 1992-96

Section Chair: SBL-Hebrew Bible, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2000-2001

Section Chair: Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures, SBL annual meeting, 1994-96.

Secretary: Old Testament Law Group, SBL annual meeting, 1987-99

Acting Section Chair: Old Testament Law Group, SBL annual meeting, 1992-93

Section Chair: Old Testament Section, Central States regional meeting of SBL, 1988, 2000-2001

Section Chair: ASOR Section, Central States regional meeting, 2002-2005

Acting Treasurer: Central States SBL/AAR/ASOR, 1986-89

Convener, Greater Springfield Professors of Hebrew Bible, 1987-1989

Committee Assignments:

State-Wide Committees:

Funding for Results Committee on Teaching and Learning 1996-98

University Committees:

Executive Budget Committee, 2011-

Scholarship Committee, 2005-2008

Academic Leadership Council, 2008- 

Task Force on Transfer Students, 2009-2010

Student Success Committee, 2006-2009

Higher Learning Commission Steering Committee, 2004-2012

Recruitment and Marketing, 2001-2009

Content Management Committee, 2003-2008

Sponsored Research Committee, 2004-2008

NCATE Steering Committee, 2002-2004

Faculty Workload Committee, 1999-2001 (chair, 2000-2001)

Faculty Senate, 1998-2000

Funding for Results Committee, 1997-99

Faculty Senate Academic Relations Committee, 1997-98

Faculty Development Coordination Committee 1996-97

Committee on General Education & Inter-Collegiate Programs 1995-98 (Chair, 1995-97)

Committee on General Education Faculty Development 1995-99 (Chair, 1995-97)

Committee on Inter-Collegiate Programs 1992-94 (Chair, 1993-94)

Faculty/Student Judicial Commission, 1989-91

University Library Committee, 1989-90

Ad Hoc Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (Chair, 1988-89)

Faculty Concerns Committee 1988-89

Faculty Relations Committee 1984-1988

Fringe Benefit Committee 1984-1990, (Chair, 1987-90)

General Education Committee 1985-1986

University Athletic Committee 1987-88

Student Orientation Faculty 1988-92, 1995-2001

College Committees:

Administrator, Area Studies Programs, 2002-2009

Dean’s Search Committee 2000-2001

Library Committee 1985-91, 1995-2009

College Council 1991-94

Awards Committee 1997-98

Recruitment and Retention Committee 1998-

Departmental Committees:

Religious Studies:

Scholarship 1991-95

Professional Standards (Chair, 1991-92, 94-95) 1991-2001

Library Committee 1985-91, 1995-2000

Graduate Committee 2001-2005

PAPERS PRESENTED:

“Where Have All the Levites Gone,” SBL Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 19, 2012.

“Risk Taking During Siege Warfare (2 Kgs 6:24--7:20),” Mid-America History Conference, Springfield, MO, September 20,
     2012.

“Memory Lingers: Definition and Redefinition of Space in Ancient Israel,” SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA,
     November 19, 2011.

"Aspects of Shame in Ancient Near Eastern Law," SBL-Hebrew Bible Section, Central States SBL/ASOR, St. Louis, MO,
     March 21, 2011.

"Shame Defused and Ritual Disrupted: The Cannibal Mothers of 2 Kgs 6:24--7:20," SBL-Hebrew Bible Section, Southwest
     Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, TX, March 5, 2011.

“Avoiding Shame in Ancient Israel,” invited lecture at conference on “The Shame Factor,” St. Mark’s Methodist Church,
     Lincoln, NE, October 26, 2010. 

“The Use of Gestures as a Non-Verbal, but Telling Form of Communication in Ancient Israel,” ASOR section, Central States
     SBL/ASOR, St. Louis, MO, March 22, 2010.

“Linking Space and Dialogue to Enhance Interpretation,” SBL Presidential Address; Southwest Commission
     on Religious Studies, Dallas, TX, March 8, 2009.

“Jeremiah, Baruch, and Linked Zones of Communication,” annual meeting, SBL, Boston, MA, November 22, 2008.

“The Semiotics of History and the Version of History Presented by the Assyrian Kings,” Mid-America History Conference,
     Springfield, MO, September 26, 2008.

“A Student Success Plan for Improving Performance in ‘Obstacle Courses,’” Annual Meeting, Council of Colleges of Arts
     and Sciences, Portland, OR, November 13, 2008.

"Analyzing Embedded Dialogue in Biblical Narrative: Gen 38 as a Case Study," Invited Speaker -- University of Portland,
    November 12, 2008.
 

“Exploring Aspects of Warfare in Ancient Israel,” ASOR-section, Central States SBL/ASOR, St. Louis, MO, March 31,
     2008.

“Dialogue as a Social Kaleidoscope: Using Positioning Theory in 1 Kings 22,” Hebrew Bible-section, Southwest Commission
     on Religious Studies, Dallas, TX, March 16, 2008.

“Back to Bethel: Geographic Reiteration in Biblical Narrative,” ASOR-section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies,
     Dallas, TX, March 15, 2008.

“Social and Ethnic Transformation in the Story of Ruth and Boaz,” Biblical Law Section, SBL annual meeting, San Diego,
     CA, November 17, 2007.

“Cognition and Conversation as Social Indicators in the Story of Judah and Tamar,” Social Sciences and the Interpretation of
     the Hebrew Bible section, SBL annual meeting, San Diego, CA, November 18, 2007.

“Writing a History of Ancient Israel,” ASOR section, Central States SBL/ASOR, St. Louis, MO, March 25, 2007.

“Conversation and Cognition in the Story of Judah and Tamar,” SBL-Hebrew Bible section, Southwest Commission on
     Religious Studies, Dallas, TX, March 3, 2007.

“The Determination of Social Identity in the Story of Ruth,” annual meeting, Central States SBL/ASOR, St. Louis,
     MO, April 4, 2006.
 

“It’s All in the Family: Aspects of Identity in Ancient Israel,” annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature,
     Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2005. 

“Case Studies for Deans,” annual meeting, National Conference of Academic Deans, Conway, ARK, July 23,
     2005.
 

“Legal Protections and the Realities of War in Ancient Mesopotamia,” annual meeting, Central States SBL/ASOR,
     St. Louis, MO, April 3, 2005.
 

“Leadership in Academic Affairs,” annual meeting, National Conference of Academic Deans, Conway, ARK, July
      26, 2004 (co-presenters: Lorene Stone, Cynthia Pemberton, Helen Reid).

“Thoughts on the Anthropology of Clothing in the Ancient Near East,” annual meeting, Central States SBL/
    ASOR, St. Louis, MO, March 28, 2004.

"Ruth and Boaz: the Conjunction of Events in Time and Space," annual meeting, Southwest Commission on
    Religious Studies, SBL Section, Dallas, TX, March 15, 2003.

“Civic Responsibility, Public Affairs, and Engaged Citizenship: Combining University Mission with Curricular
    Planning,” annual meeting, Association of American Colleges & Universities, Seattle, WA, January 23, 2003.

    (John Catau-co-presenter)

“Conceptions of Space and the Israelite Symbolic Universe,” annual meeting, Southwest Commission on
    Religious Studies, ASOR Section, Dallas, TX, March 17, 2001; annual meeting, Central States SBL, Hebrew
    Bible Section, Kansas City, MO, April 1, 2001; annual meeting SBL, Denver, CO, November 2001.

“Treading the Winepress: Actual and Metaphorical Viticulture in the Ancient Near East,” annual meeting, ASOR,
    Nashville, November 16, 2000.

“Traversing the Social Landscape: the Significance of Social Scientific Criticism,” annual meeting, College
    Theology Society, Philadelphia, June, 2000.

"Aspects of Ancient Viticulture and Isaiah's Song of the Vineyard," annual meeting, Southwest Commission on
    Religious Studies, ASOR section, Dallas, TX, March 4, 2000.

"Metaphorical and Actual Aspects of Viticulture in the Ancient Near East," annual meeting, Central States
    ASOR/SBL, ASOR section, St. Louis, MO, March 20, 1999.

"The Centrality of the Capstone Course to a Liberal Education: The Cost of Quality of Education," annual
    meeting, Association of American Colleges and Universities, San Francisco, CA, January 29, 1999 (J. Catau,
    co-presenter).

"The Headaches of Administration: Evidence from the Mari Texts," annual meeting, Central States ASOR
    section, Springfield, MO, March 23, 1998.

"Gender and Law in Honor-Related Situations," annual meeting Upper Midwest SBL/AAR, Hebrew Bible Section,
    St. Paul, MN, April 4, 1997.

"Text or Context: The Use of Introductory Textbooks in the Classroom," annual meeting, SBL, New Orleans, LA,
    November 24, 1996.

"Historical Geography: a Tool in the Arsenal of the Archaeologist," annual meeting Southwest Commission on
    Religious Studies, ASOR section, Dallas, TX, March 17, 1996.

"Amnon and Tamar: The Honorable Choice," annual meeting Midwest SBL/AOS, Chicago, IL, February 12, 1996.

"The Social Context of Law During the Second Temple Period," annual meeting, SBL, Philadelphia, PA,
    November 18, 1995.

"Caesarea Philippi (Banias): Opening Up an Ancient City," annual meeting, Central States SBL/ASOR, Tulsa,
    OK, April 3, 1995.

"The 1994 Field Season at Banias," annual meeting, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, ASOR
    session, Dallas, Texas, March 11, 1995.

"Female Voices: The Use of `Shaming-Speech' and Other Strategies in Honor-Threatening Situations," annual
    meeting, SBL, Chicago, IL, November 20, 1994.

"The Use of Ancient Near Eastern Parallels in the Teaching of an Introductory Course in Hebrew Bible: Wisdom
    Literature," annual meeting, CBA, Univ of San Diego, August 14, 1994.

"A Report on the 1993 Season of Excavation at Banias," annual Central States SBL/ASOR, St. Louis, MO, April
    11, 1994.

"Female Voices: Upholding the Honor of the Household," annual Southwest Commission on Religious Studies,
    SBL session, Dallas, TX, March 18, 1994.

"The Anthropology of Clothing in the Joseph Narrative," annual SBL, Washington, DC, November 20-22, 1993.

"The Use of Ancient Near Eastern Parallels in the Teaching of an Introductory Course in Hebrew Bible: Joshua
    and Judges," annual meeting, CBA, Atchinson, KS, August 5-17, 1993.

"Clothes Make the Person: an Anthropology of Clothing in the Hebrew Bible," Central States SBL Regional
    meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 28-29, 1993.

"The Role of the Priest in Ancient Israel," annual meeting, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas,
    TX, March 12, 1993.

"Jeremiah's Indictment of the Monarch of Judah," national meeting, SBL, San Francisco, CA, November 22,
    1992.

"The Use of Extra-Biblical Parallels in the Study of Exodus," annual meeting, CBA, Catholic U. of America,
    Washington, DC, August 16, 1992.

"Saul's Rise to Power: 1 Samuel 11," annual meeting, Central States SBL/ASOR, SBL-OT, Springfield, MO, April
    6, 1992.

"The Anthropology of Cloth and the Rules of Evidence: Case Studies from the Hebrew Bible," annual meeting,
    Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, ASOR, Dallas, TX, March 14, 1992.

"Amnon and Tamar: a Matter of Honor," national meeting, SBL, Kansas City, MO, November 24, 1991.

"Using Ancient Near Eastern Texts to Supplement the Old Testament Survey Textbook: Genesis," annual
    meeting, CBA, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1991.

"Calling People Names: Labeling Theory and the Hebrew Bible," annual meeting, SBL, Central States Region,
    St. Louis, MO, April 7, 1991.

"A Comparison of Old Testament Surveys and History Survey Textbooks," annual meeting, SBL, Central States
    Region, St. Louis, MO, April 8, 1991.

"The Use of Labeling in the Hebrew Bible," annual meeting, SBL Southeast Commission on Religion, Atlanta,
    GA, March 16, 1991.

"The Use of the Protocol of Hospitality in Genesis 19 and Judges 19," national meeting SBL, New Orleans, LA,
    November 19, 1990.

Invited Speaker:

"Archaeology and the Bible," University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, November 8, 1990.

"Hospitality Customs and the Inverted World of Genesis 19 and Judges 19," Trinity Evangelical Theological
    Seminary, Deerfield, IL, October 30, 1990.

"Hospitality and Hostility in Genesis 19 and Judges 19," New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, October 26,
    1990.

"Calling People Names: the Use of Labeling in the Bible," New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, October
    26, 1990.

"Ethnoarchaeological Examination of Pastoral Nomadism in the Biblical Narratives," Univ of Illinois-Urbana/
    Champlain, October 11, 1990.

"A Use of the Protocol of Hospitality in Genesis 19 and Judges 19," annual meeting ASOR, Southwest
    Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, TX, March 10, 1990.

"Hospitality and Hostility in Judges 4: the conflict between Jael and Sisera," annual meeting SBL, Anaheim, CA,
    November 21, 1989.

"Hospitality and Hostility in Judges 4," annual meeting ASOR, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies,
    Dallas, TX, March 10, 1989.

"The Mari Texts and Enclosed Nomadism," annual meeting, ASOR, Chicago, IL, November 21, 1988.

"Kings of Israel: A Question of Crime and Punishment," annual meeting, SBL, Chicago, IL, November 21, 1988.

"The Current State of Anthropological Study and the Old Testament," annual meeting, Central States
    SBL/AAR/ASOR, Old Testament section, Springfield, Mo., April 11, 1988.

"Anthropological Insights into Patriarchal Pastoralism," annual meeting, Southwest Commission on Religious
    Studies, ASOR section, Dallas, TX, March 11, 1988.

"Transmission of Information and the Messenger System in the Mari Kingdom," annual meeting, Mid-America
    History Conference, Springfield, Mo., Sept. 26, 1987.

"The Trap Motif in the Samson Narrative," annual meeting, Central States SBL, Mo. Baptist College, St. Louis,
    Mo., April 6, 1987.

"Theophany, Surrender, and Survival," annual meeting, SBL, Atlanta, GA, November 25, 1986.

"The Use and Misuse of Archaeology in New Bible Atlases," annual meeting, Central States ASOR, University of
    Mo., Columbia, Mo., April 7, 1986.

"Legal Significance of Place in the Old Testament," annual meeting, SBL, Anaheim, CA, November 25, 1985.

"From Gerar to Beer-sheba: The Maintenance of Water Rights in Gen 21 and 26," annual meeting of the upper
    Midwest region of the American Academy of Religion, Rockford, Ill., April 12, 1985.

"Theophanic Occurrence in the Old Testament: Threat and Promise," annual meeting, Central States SBL,
    Kansas City, Mo., March 31, 1985.

"The Use and Misuse of Archaeology in Bible Handbooks," annual meeting, Central States ASOR, Kansas City,
    Mo., March 31, 1985.

"Cuneiform Archives and the Tablets in the Kauffman Museum Collection," Phi Alpha Theta chapter, Bethel
    College, North Newton, Kansas, February 18, 1985.

"Jacob the Trickster and Heir of the Covenant: A Literary Interpretation," Conference on Christianity and
    Literature, Southeastern Regional meeting, Columbia College, Columbia, S.C., April 13, 1984.

"Crisis Points in Human Culture and the Theories of Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolution" S.C.
    Committee for the Humanities Scholars' Forum, Clemson U., Clemson, S.C., April 3, 1984.

"The Symbiotic Relationship Between King and Bureaucracy at Mari," S.C. Historical Association, annual
    meeting, Lander College, Greenwood, S.C., April 3, 1982.

"`I Have Seen God and Yet I Live,'" S.C. Academy of Religion, annual meeting, Baptist College, Charleston,
    S.C., Feb. 21, 1981.

"Legal Aspects of Military Service in the Old Babylonian Period," American Society of Legal History, annual
    meeting, Philadelphia, PA., Oct. 24, 1980.

"Jacob's Struggle for Covenantal Heirship: Conflict as a Literary Motif," S.C. Academy of Religion, annual
    meeting, U.S.C., Columbia, S.C., Feb. 23, 1980.

"The Occupational Character of the Biblical Patriarchs," Southeastern Region, SBL, annual meeting, Atlanta,
    Georgia, March 16, 1979.

"Abraham's Adaptation to the Promised Land," S.C. Academy of Religion, annual meeting, Clemson U.,
    Clemson, S.C., Feb. 24, 1979.

 

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