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Curriculum Vitae

Leonard Jay GREENSPOON 

Current Position:

Creighton University, Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and Professor of Classical & Near Eastern Studies and of Theology

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2500 California Plaza                                       E-mail:            ljgrn@creighton.edu
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
USA

Home Address:
10212 Seward Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Academic Training:

Harvard University, Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 1977
University of Richmond (VA), M.A., Classical Studies, 1970
University of Richmond, B.A., Classical Studies, 1967
University of California at Santa Barbara, NEH Seminar on Religious Studies, 1978-1979
Jewish Theological Seminary, NEH Institute on Ancient History, 1978 summer
University of Rome (Italy), Fulbright Fellowship for Classical Studies, 1967-1968

Title of Masters Thesis: "A Resolution of the Political Activities of Philo with the Politico-Messianic Ideas Expressed in His Works"

Title of Ph.D. Dissertation: "Studies in the Textual Traditions of the Book of Joshua"


Previous Academic Positions:


Clemson University, Professor, 1987-1996
Clemson University, Associate Professor, 1983-1987
Clemson University, Assistant Professor, 1977-1983
Clemson University, Instructor, 1975-1977


Courses Taught:

at Clemson

Religion 101:               Introduction to Religion
Religion 300:               Nature and Forms of Religious Experiences
Religion 301:               The Old Testament
Religion 302:               A Survey of New Testament Literature
*Religion 306:             Judaism
*Religion 308:             Religions of the Ancient World
*Religion 401:             Archaeology and the Bible (Studies in Biblical Religion and Literature)
*Religion 401:             Bible Translations (Studies in Biblical Religion and Literature)
*Religion 402:             Prophecy and the Prophet (Studies in Religion)
*Religion 402:             The Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in Religion)
History 172:                Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the 17th century
History 172H:             Honors section of the above
*History 351:              The Ancient Near East
Latin 101, 102, 201, 202

Special movie courses:
Religion 300 (Summer 1984)
History 172 (Summer 1985)

Study abroad courses:
Religion 301, Religion 302, Religion 401 (Biblical Archaeology) (Summer 1992)

*I developed and introduced these seven courses into the University curriculum.

at Creighton

THL 201:                    Introduction to the Old Testament
THL 215:                    Honors sections of the above
THL 354:                    Introduction to Judaism
THL 493:                    The Divine Warrior: Biblical and Post-Biblical Images of God as a Warrior (Directed Independent Readings)
*THL/CNE 520:         The Dead Sea Scrolls
*THL/GRK 528:         The Septuagint
*THL/CNE 529:         Translations of the Bible
*THL 672:                  Text and Context: The Bible in Translation
*THL 702:                  Old Testament Prophets and Their Prophecies

CNE 315:                    Sacred Secrets: Mystery Religions in the Ancient World (Religions in the Greco-Roman World)
*CNE/HIS 420:          Alexander and the Hellenistic World (Selected Topics in Ancient History)
*CNE/HIS 420:          Ancient Egypt (Selected Topics in Ancient History)
Honors 100:              Beginnings of Christian Intellectual Tradition
*Honors 401:              The Ancient World in Modern Media 

*I developed and introduced these eight courses into the University curriculum.
Recipient of Teaching for Tomorrow Award, presented by Omicron Delta Kappa

Ongoing Activities:

Organizer of Midwest Jewish Studies Colloquium, May 21, 2006, in Omaha

Organizer of annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium:  The Twentieth Annual Symposium, titled “‘The Mountains Shall Drip Wine’: Jews and the Environment” will take place on October 28-29. 2007

Primary editor of the Studies in Jewish Civilization series, which publishes an expanded proceedings volume of each Klutznick-Harris Symposium

Editor, The Forum, the monthly on-line journal of the Society of Biblical Literature

Editor of the book of Joshua for the Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ) project, involving a thorough re-editing of the basic manuscript for the Hebrew Bible
Translator of the Book of Joshua for NETS, the New English Translation of the Septuagint.  I completed the translation and introduction during 2005, with editing continuing through the first half of 2006; I will soon begin work on a commentary of the Book of Joshua in Greek

Author of a column, “The Bible in the News,” which appeared in each issue of Bible Review from 2000 - 2005; the column now appears in Biblical Archaeology Review

Review editor for TCJournal, an on-line publication in the area of textual criticism of both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament (I stepped down from this position in August 2006)

Editor (Semitic Philology and Linguistics, Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible) for Religious Studies Review

Regularly interviewed by local and national reporters on topics relating to the Bible and popular culture

Academic and Professional Papers:

1978:
"The Origin of the Idea of Resurrection," annual meeting, South Carolina Academy of Religion

"The Dead Sea Scrolls of Joshua," southeastern regional meeting, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Columbia, SC) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1979:
"The Origin of the Idea of Resurrection" (revised), Pacific Coast sectional meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (Claremont, CA) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"The Warrior God," Symposium on Religion, Myth, and Politics (University of California at Santa Barbara) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Theodotion, Aquila, Symmachus, and the Old Greek of Joshua," annual meeting, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/Society of Biblical Literature (New York City) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1980:
"Joshua 7 as Literature," annual meeting, South Carolina Academy of Religion

"The Social Environment of Post-Biblical Judaism and Attitudes towards Fighting on the Sabbath," southeastern regional meeting, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Louisville, Kentucky)

"Legal Aspects of Warfare in Ancient Israel," annual meeting, American Society for Legal History (Philadelphia, PA)

1982:
"Biblical Studies: The View from the Potomac," annual meeting, South Carolina Academy of Religion

"Theodotion and his Community," southeastern regional meeting, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Gainesville, FL)

1983:
"Joshua Textualis," southeastern regional meeting, American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature (Atlanta, GA)

1984:
"Theodotion and his Community" (revised), annual meeting, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/Society of Biblical Literature (Chicago) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1985:
"Biblical Biographies: On Reading and Writing the Biographies of Contemporary Biblical Scholars," southeastern regional meeting, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Athens, GA)

The Bible and the Comic Strip: From Adam to the Apocalypse," annual meeting, Popular Culture Association of the South (Charleston, SC)

"Textus Inceptus: Introducing Textual Criticism into Beginning Courses on the Old Testament," annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (Anaheim, CA)

1986:
"Max Leopold Margolis: The Immigrant as Scholar," annual meeting, American Society for Ethnohistory (Charleston, SC)

1987:
"The Bible and the Comic Strip: From Adam to the Apocalypse" (revised), annual meeting, South Carolina Academy of Religion

"The Use and Abuse of the Term 'LXX' and Related Terminology in Recent Scholarship," annual meeting, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/Society of Biblical Literature (Boston) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1988:
"The Bible and the Comic Strip" (enlarged and revised), southeastern regional meeting, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion (Macon, GA) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Translation in the Ancient World: A Review of Scholarly Literature," Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins (University of Pennsylvania)

"The Anatomy of a Translation: A Documentary Study of the Jewish Publication Society's Bible Translation of 1917," Annenberg Research Institute (Philadelphia)

"On the Jewishness of Modern Jewish Biblical Scholarship: The Case of Max L. Margolis (and Others)," Jewish Studies Faculty Seminar, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Recensions, Revision, Rabbinics: Early Developments in the Greek Traditions," plenary session, annual meeting, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/Society of Biblical Literature (Chicago) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"The Impact of Traditional Jewish Exegesis on Modern Bible Translation," Department of Bible, Jewish Theological Seminary (New York)

1989:
"It's All Greek to Me: The Use of the Septuagint in Modern Translations of the Hebrew Bible," International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Leuven, Belgium) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Was It All Greek to Him? The Source of Old Testament Citations in the New Testament Epistle to the Hebrews," Society of Biblical Literature (Anaheim)

"How Do We Deal with Anti-Jewish Prejudice in the New Testament," academic symposium, 11th National Workshop on Christian‑Jewish Relations (Charleston, SC)

"Translating the Bible: The Social Dynamics of Scriptural Translation," Solomon Goldman Lecture Series, Spertus College (Chicago) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1990:
"On the Textual Basis of Several Modern Translations of the Hebrew Bible," southeastern regional meeting, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion (Charlotte, NC)

1991:
"New Bible Translations: An Assessment and Prospect (a Response)," Symposium for the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the American Bible Society (Philadelphia) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Textual Critics: What's Their Target? How Good is Their Aim?" annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (Kansas City)

1992:
"The IOSCS at 25 years," International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Paris) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"Judaism in South Carolina," Conference on Religion in South Carolina (Columbia, SC) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1993:
"The English Bible and the Jews," Seminar in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Cambridge University (Cambridge)

"The Septuagint of Joshua as a Document of the Graeco-Roman Period," Graduate Seminar on Jewish History in the Graeco-Roman Period, Oxford University (Oxford)

"The Septuagint: Does It Have to Be 'All Greek'?" Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"The Septuagint of Joshua, Translators and Revisers" and "The Lucianic Recension in the Book of Joshua," Septuagint-Institute, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"The Three in Ezekiel 8-10," Seminar on the 'Three' (Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion), Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies/Oxford University; also co-convener of Seminar with Alison Salved (Oxford)

"Textual History of the Greek Joshua," Symposium on the Septuagint, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris)

"Hocus-Pocus or Proper Focus? Conjecture, Retroversion, and the Textual Critic," Old Testament Seminar, Oxford University (Oxford)

"The Authorised Version and the Jews: Jewish Translations of the Bible into English," Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies

"Non-Masoretic Elements in the Transmission and Translation of the Book of Joshua," Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

"The Greek Joshua: Is There a Lucianic Text?" Instituto de Filologia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Madrid)

"Hocus-Pocus or Proper Focus? Conjecture, Retroversion, and the Textual Critic" (revised), annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (Washington, DC)

1994:
"Nineteenth Century Jewish Translations of the Bible," Trinity College (Dublin)

"Septuagint Studies in Recent Scholarship," Trinity College (Dublin)

"The Jews of Upstate South Carolina," inaugural meeting, South Carolina Jewish Historical Society (Charleston, SC)

"The Authorized Version and the Jews: Jewish Translations of the Bible into English" (revised), southeastern regional meeting, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion (Atlanta, GA)

"The Jews of Upstate South Carolina" (revised), annual meeting, Southern Jewish Historical Society (Raleigh, NC)

"Septuagint Studies: Retrospective and Prospectus," graduate seminar on the Septuagint, Duke University (Durham, NC)

"Psalm Translation through the Ages (a response)," Aramaic Studies Section/Bible Translation Group/International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Chicago)

1995:
“Joshua Through the Ages: A Man for All Seasons or a Warrior for All the Wrong Reasons,” annual meeting, South Carolina Academy of Religion

1996:
“Joshua, A Man for All Seasons?” annual meeting, Western Jewish Studies Association (Denver)
(Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Jewish Studies in Predominantly Christian Contexts” (a panel presentation on the general topic: Different Settings, Different Missions: The Diversity of Jewish Studies Programs), annual meeting, Western Jewish Studies Association (Denver)

“Bringing Home the Gospel: Yiddish Bibles, Bible Societies, and the Jews,” Ninth Annual Klutznick Symposium (Omaha)  (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

1997:
“All for One and One for All?: Modern Bible Translations and Jewish-Christian Relations,” SBL plenary address, Rocky Mountain/Great Plains regional meeting, American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature (Denver)

“It’s All Greek to Me; What’s It to You?” banquet speech, annual meeting, North American Patristic Society (Chicago)

“Jewish Contributions to English-Language Translations of the Bible,” annual meeting, Association of Jewish Studies (Boston) (Note: an article on this topic has been published).

1998:
“Studying the Septuagint: East is East, West is West--Ever the Twain Shall (Should) Meet,” annual meeting, Classical Association of the Middle West and South (Charlottesville, VA)

“Top Dollar, Bottom Line: Marketing English-Language Bibles within the Jewish Community,” conference on Biblical Translation in Context (College Park, MD) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Studying the Septuagint: East is East, West is West--Again the Twain Shall Meet,” Fourth meeting of the International Society for the Classical Tradition (Tübingen, Germany)

Kaige is the Answer: What is the Question?,” International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Oslo)

1999:
“The Bible? Which Bible? Any Bible? No Bible?” Fifth annual conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association ( Seattle)

“Who? What? When? Where? Why? The Bible and (in) the Popular Press,” annual Rocky Mountain/Great Plains regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Colorado Springs) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Sez Who? Scholarly Opinions and Popular Reception of English Bible Translations Among 20th Century Jews,” joint conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (eleventh annual conference) and Western Jewish Studies Association (sixth annual conference) (Colorado Springs)

“How the Masorah Helps Elucidate the Book of Joshua,” annual meeting, International Organization of Masoretic Studies/Society of Biblical Literature (Boston)

2000:
“From Maidens and Chamberlains to Harems and Hot Tubs: Five Hundred Years of Esther in English,” Esther2000, a symposium sponsored by Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Omaha) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Origen and the Classical Period of Christian Hebraism,” Middle East Center (University of Utah) Colloquium on the Study of Hebrew Under the Christian and Muslim Hegemonies (Snowbird Lodge, UT)

Annual Singer Lecture in Jewish Humor (University of Hartford)

“From Text to Margin, from Margin to Text: Joshua, Esther, Masoretes, Translators, and Readers,” annual meeting, Association for Jewish Studies (Boston)

2001:
“Don’t Fence Me Out,” keynote address, delivered as Regional Senior Scholar, annual Rocky Mountain/Great Plains regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Denver) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“The Ancient World in American Popular Culture,” Pi Gamma Mu Seventh Annual Fall Lecture (Bellevue University)

2002:
Lecture series on Hellenistic Judaism delivered to Master’s students at the “Goldstein Goren” Center of Hebrew Studies (University of Bucharest, Romania )

Lecture series on Hellenistic Judaism delivered to Master’s students and a series on textual criticism, translation, and transmission of the Bible to Ph.D. students at the Protestant Theological Faculty (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

“The Bible and/in Popular Culture,” annual Rocky Mountain/Great Plains regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Omaha) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Texts and Contexts: Constancy and Change in Jewish Translations of the Bible,” Greenfield Scholars Seminar sponsored by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“The Impact of the TANAKH Translation,” keynote address, delivered at the Inaugural Meeting of the Jewish Publication Society National Council (Philadelphia) (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

“Hither, Whither, and Thou: Major Trends in Jewish Translations of the Bible,” The Rabbi Sidnie H. Brooks Annual Lecture (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

2003:
Lecture series on Hellenistic Judaism delivered to Master’s students at the “Goldstein Goren” Center of Hebrew Studies (University of Bucharest, Romania )

“Jews in the Comic Strips,” The Inaugural Wintroub-Riklin Lecture (Omaha Jewish Community Center)

“Not Always a Laughing Matter: Jews and Judaism in the Comic Strips,” annual meeting, Midwest Jewish Studies Association (Omaha)

“Lost—and Found—in Translation:  The Septuagint and the History of Jewish Bibles,” sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Program in Jewish Studies (Nashville)

“Text and the City: The Septuagint as an Urban Document,” Fifth Annual Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

“The King James Version and the Jews,” roundtable titled “Celebrating the King James Version of the Bible” and sponsored by SBL and ABS (Atlanta)

2004:
“War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition:  Ancient Text, Modern Context,” sponsored by Clemson University Department of Philosophy and Religion, Department of History, and National Scholars Program (Clemson)

“Lost—and Found—in Translation: What the Septuagint (the earliest Translation of the Bible, from Hebrew to Greek) Tells Us about Ancient Judaism, Early Christianity, and All Subsequent Versions of the Bible,” lecture for students and faculty, sponsored by Brigham Young University College of Religious Education (Provo)  [article on this topic is in press]

“Joshua and His Book: What Contemporary Scholars Are Saying about the Biblical Book of Joshua and How—and Why—This is Important to Believers (and non-Believers), Even When They Disagree,” faculty seminar, sponsored by Brigham Young University College of Religious Education (Provo)  [articles on this topic are in press and in preparation]

“Popular Culture and Pedagogy: Jews and Judaism in the Comic Strips,” annual Rocky Mountain/Great Plains regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (Provo)  [articles on this topic have been published and are in press]

“Heroes and Villains: Reading and Misreading the Bible in Tough Times,” Harold and Bernice Goldstein Lecture (Morningside College, Sioux City)

“The King James Version and Jewish Bible Translation,” conference titled “Celebrating the King James Version of the Bible” and sponsored by SBL and American Bible Society (New York City)  [articles on this topic have been published and are in press]

“Text and Context: Nineteenth Century British Jews Translate and Comment upon the Hebrew Bible,” annual international meeting, Society of Bible Literature (Gröningen, Netherlands)

“Not Always a Laughing Matter: Using Comic Strips in the Classroom,” annual international meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (Gröningen, Netherlands)  [articles on this topic have been published and are in press]

“The kaige Recension: The Life, Death, and Post-Mortem Existence of a Modern—and Ancient—Phenomenon,” International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies/International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Leiden, Netherlands)  [article on this topic is in press]

“Masora and Septuagint: Intersecting Trajectories in the Transmission and Translation of Joshua,” International Organization for Masoretic Studies/International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (Leiden, Netherlands)  [article on this topic is in preparation]

“A Biblical Scholar Interacts with the Myths of the Alamo,” annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion (San Antonio)

“Jewish Biblical Scholars and the Society of Biblical Literature,” annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion [also organized and chaired this session, “To Commemorate the 350th Anniversary of Jews in North America: American Jewish Scholars and Their Scholarship”] (San Antonio)

Chair, respondent, and organizer of session, “The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Translations of the Bible,” annual meeting, Association for Jewish Studies (Chicago)

2005:
What’s ‘Jewish’ and ‘Spiritual about Jewish Spirituality?” Jewish Air Force Chaplains’ Conference, Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs); session 1: “Did It All Begin with Adam?”; session 2: “What Did the Rabbis Know—and When?”; session 3: “Medieval Bellies and Modern Mystics?”; session 4: “Is the Material Girl immaterial?”

Participated in Midwest Jewish Studies Colloquium, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) [we will host 2006 Colloquium at Creighton University]

“Spreading the Word: Jewish Bible Translations since the Enlightenment,” 30th Annual European Studies Conference (Omaha)

“Spaced Out: Further Reflections on the Septuagint (and related literature) as an Urban Document,” keynote speaker, The 7th Annual Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference (Omaha)

2006:
“The Ancient World in American Popular Culture,” Greco-Roman Pastimes & Pleasures, 21st Annual Humanities Festival (Casper, Wyoming)

“Media-ting the Torah: The Hebrew Bible and/in the Popular Press,” sponsored by Iowa State Philosophy and Religious Studies, Center for American Intercultural Studies, Jewish Studies, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and other organizations (Ames)

“Jews in the Comic Strips: Not Always Funny, but Never Dull,” Midwest Jewish Studies Colloquium (Omaha)

Panelist, “The Septuagint in the New Testament: Isaiah 53,” 69th International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association (Loyola, Chicago)

“Heroes and Villains: Reading and Misreading the Bible in Tough Times,” 31th Annual European Studies Conference (Omaha)

“It’s Okay to Laugh: Reading the Bible Through Comic Strips and the Daily Press,” sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies (Lincoln)

“Pottery, Piety, and Piracy: Biblical Archaeology in Popular Culture and the Media,” The 8th Annual Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference (Omaha)

“Reading, Translating, and Interpreting the Bible Jewishly:  A Case Study on Warfare,” Solomon Goldman Lecture Series. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago)

2007:
Scholar-in-Residence, Interfaith Institute (Wildacres, NC):  “The Matriarchs: How Our Mothers Live in Our Religious Traditions”

Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbinic Family Kallah (Wildacres, NC):  “Introduction: Psalms Throughout the Ages,” “Prayer in the Hebrew Bible and Throughout the Ancient Near East,” “Praying at Qumran and Elsewhere in the Second Temple Period,” “Biblical Texts in Rabbinic Liturgy,” “Preaching the Bible,” “Translating the Bible in Contemporary Prayer Books,” “Jewish Prayer in American Popular Culture”

Talks and Lecture Series:
Organized and taught a three-part adult education series, “Jewish Translations of the Bible,” Beth El Synagogue, Omaha (Spring 2007)

“Humor in and about the Bible,” Dundee Presbyterian Women’s Club (Fall 2006)

“Jews and Judaism in American Popular Culture,” course for high school students, Beth El Synagogue, Omaha (Fall 2006)

Presented “Religion in Comic Strips: Not Always Funny, but Never Dull” as part of Creighton University’s Employee Development program (Fall 2006)

“More Handwriting on the Hall: The Text of the New Testament and the Apocrypha in Art,” Joslyn Art Museum (Fall 2006)

Organized Limmud Omaha, a day of learning for the Omaha Jewish Community; presented a session on the text of the Hebrew Bible in art (Fall 2006 and Fall 2007)

Presentation at Temple Israel, Omaha, on the evening of Shavuot, a traditional time for extended study (Summer 2006 and Summer 2007)

“The Bible in American Popular Culture,” Friends of the Wayne Public Library, Nebraska Humanities Council speaker (Wayne, NE)  (Spring 2006)

“‘The Handwriting on the Wall’: The Bible in Art,” Joslyn Art Museum (Winter 2005)

“Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature: Identity and Imagination,” leader, five-part reading and discussion series, sponsored by the American Library Association and UNO, Omaha (Fall 2005)

Two presentations, one at Beth El Synagogue and one at Temple Israel, on the evening of Shavuot, a traditional time for extended study, Omaha (Summer 2005)

“Lost—and Found—in Translation: Jewish Versions of the Bible in Historical and Pedagogical Perspective,” 29th Annual Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education, Hofstra University (Summer 2004)

“Not Always a Laughing Matter: Jews and Judaism as Viewed in Contemporary Comic Strips,” 29th Annual Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education, Hofstra University (Summer 2004)  [articles on this topic have been published and are in press]

“Heroes and Villains: How the Jewish Bible Was Read and Misread During the Holocaust,” Harold and Bernice Goldstein Lecture, Yom HaShoah commemoration, Sioux City (Spring 2004)

“War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition: Ancient Word, Modern World,” Beth Israel Synagogue, Greenville, SC (Spring 2004)

Organized and presented a three-part adult education series, “Are There Jewish ways of Waging War and Making Peace?” at the Jewish Community Center, Omaha (Spring 2004)

“Jews and Judaism in the Comic Strips,” course for high school students, Beth El Synagogue, Omaha (Spring 2004)

Other talks and presentations to community groups in the Omaha area

Organized and presented a four-part adult education series, “War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition,” at the Jewish Community Center, Omaha (Fall 2003)

Organized and presented two sessions on world religions at Metropolitan Community College as part of its professional development program, Omaha (Fall 2003)

Instructor for the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (an international educational program) for courses titled  “Ethics of Jewish Living” and “Purposes of Jewish Living” at the Jewish Community Center, Omaha (Fall 2002-Spring 2003)

Portrayed Philip M. Klutznick at opening of Klutznick exhibit at the Jewish Community Center of Omaha (Fall 2002)

Organized and presented a three-part “lunch and learn” series, “Paradigms of Involvement: Three Giants of Sephardic Judaism as Scholars and Communal Leaders,” Temple Israel, Omaha, Nebraska (Fall 2002)

Talks on Food and Judaism at synagogues in Omaha and Council Bluffs (Fall 2002)

Delivered a lecture, “Joshua in the Jewish Tradition from the Hebrew Bible to the 21st Century,” at the Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic (Spring 2002)  (Note: an article on this topic has been published)

Organized and presented a “Mannheim Steamroller” afternoon, at which Creighton University students, faculty, and staff viewed portions of the Fresh Aire 8 DVD featuring Father Ted Bohr, SJ, William Stephens, and myself (Spring 2002)

Instructor for the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (an international educational program) for a course titled “Purposes of Jewish Living” at the Jewish Community Center, Omaha (Fall 2001-Spring 2002)

Organized and presented a three-part “lunch and learn” series, “From Matriarchs to Madams, from Dames to Damsels: Some Remarkable Women in the Hebrew Bible,” Temple Israel, Omaha, Nebraska (Fall 2001)

Organized a series of adult education courses at the Jewish Community Center, Omaha; taught one course, “How and Why Jews Translate the Bible” (Spring 2001)

Organized and presented a three-part lecture series, “The Bible in the 21st Century: Where Have All the Heroes—and Villains—Gone?” at Beth El Synagogue, Omaha, Nebraska (Spring 2001)

Organized and led a Creighton University Diversity Reading Group, “Translating the Word, Transforming the World: Ethical and Social Dimensions of Bible Translations in a Culturally Diverse World” (Fall 2000)

Delivered a lecture at The Women’s Room, Richmond, Virginia, “Engendering the Bible: Gender Considerations in Translations of the Hebrew Bible” (Fall 2000)

Portrayed Philip M. Klutznick as part of a mini-Chautauqua even sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council (Fall 2000)

Spoke to the Nebraska Junior Classical League, “From Cato to Clinton, from Homer (the Poet) to Homer (the Simpson): The Classics and/in Popular Culture” (Spring 2000)

Organized and presented a four-part course, “Ancient Words, Modern Worlds–Understanding and Applying the Ten Commandments,” at the Lay School of Theology, sponsored by Augustana Lutheran Church of Omaha (Fall 1999)

Organized a five-part lecture series, “Not an Ivory Tower: Jewish Studies in Nebraska,” at the Jewish Community Center of Omaha; presented the fourth lecture, “Why and How Jews Translate the Bible,” (Fall 1999)

Public lecture, “Tut, Tombs, and Treasurers: Ancient Egypt in Popular Culture,” at the Joslyn Art Museum (Spring 1999)

Lectured to Joslyn docents on Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and burial practices (Spring 1999)

Organized a four-part lecture series, “The Jewish Experience in Egypt,” at the Jewish Community Center of Omaha; presented a lecture at the second session on the Jews during the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods (Spring 1999) 

Guest lecturer, 57th Annual Charles and Jae Rosenstock Institute on Judaism for Clergy, Temple Israel (Omaha). Institute title: “Sacred Texts, Multiple Contexts: The Past, Present and Future of Bible Translating” (Spring 1997)

Made a presentation of Judaism as part of the Seventh Annual Hospital Ethics Committee Workshop (title “Respect in the Mosaic: Supporting Patients of Many Faiths”), sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University (Spring 1996)

“The Epic of Gilgamesh: Myth, Magic, and Murder in Ancient Mesopotamia, “World Literature Programs, Creighton University (Fall 1995)

“Archaeology and the Bible,” Elderhostel, Clemson University (Summer 1994)

“Maiden, not Virgin: Distinctive Features of Jewish Bible Translations” and “In the Beginning....: The Jewish Contribution to Christian Translations of the Bible,” lectures at Oxford (England) Jewish Centre (Spring 1993)

“The Word and the World: The How's, Why's, and Who's of Bible Translation,” Elderhostel, Clemson University (Summer 1991)

“The World and the Word: An Animated and Illuminated Look at Translating the Bible,” Humanities Forum, Hilton Head, SC, and Keowee Key, SC (Spring 1989)

“The Fairy Tale,” Let's Talk About It Series, Anderson County Calhoun County, Chester County (SC) Public Libraries (1989, 1990)

Speaker, workshop for Chaplains, Fort Bragg, NC. Title of workshop: “Anti-Semitism: A Historical Perspective” (Spring 1983)

Speaker, Fall Festival of Faith, Fort Sill, OK. Titles of lectures: “Jewish Attitudes toward War,” “The Dead Sea Scrolls,” “Masada,” “The Jewish World at the Time of Jesus” (Fall 1981)

Talks given to religious and civic groups in South Carolina and Nebraska

Grants:

Clemson University: “Textual Criticism of the Old Testament” (Faculty Research Grant), 1976-1977; “The Dead Sea Scrolls of Joshua (for travel to Israel)” (Faculty Research Grant), 1978-1979; “Studies in the Greek Text of Joshua” (Faculty Research Grant), 1981-1982; “Studies in the Greek Text of Joshua (additional funding)” (Faculty Research Grant), 1982-1983; “An Oral History of Jewish Biblical Scholars in Twentieth-Century America” (Provost Research Award), 1984-1985; “The Scholar at Home and at Work: A Study of Max L. Margolis” (Faculty Research Grant), 1985-1986; Phase II Kellogg Grant (with Donald E. Turk), 1985-1986; Sabbatical leave, spring semester 1986; “Jews in Upstate South Carolina: A History” (Faculty Research Grant), 1988-1989; “Researching a History of Bible Translating and Translators” (Special Provost Research Award), 1991; “Ancient Texts for Modern Students: Developing Methods to Enable Clemson Undergraduates to Use Documents from Antiquity” (Teaching Award), 1991; “An Oral History of Bible Translating and Translators” (Provost Research Award), 1991-1992; Sabbatical leave, spring semester 1993; “Research and Lectures in Eastern Europe” (Faculty Development Award), 1993-1994

National Endowment for the Humanities: Institute for the Teaching of the Post-Biblical Foundations of Western Civilization, held at the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York City), summer 1978; “Formation of Religious Studies: The Making of an Intellectual Discipline,” a nine-month long seminar organized under the Fellowships in Residence for College Teachers program, held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978-1979; Conference on Teaching about the Ancient World, held in Baltimore, October 1981; “The Jewish Publication Society's Bible Translation (1908-1917),” Travel to Collections, 1986; “Jewish Mysticism in Historical Context,” Younger Scholars Award, project adviser, summer 1987; “The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature,” Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1987 (awarded, but declined)

American Council of Learned Societies: Grant-in-aid of research toward publication of Max L. Margolis' “Andreas Masius and his Commentary on the Book of Joshua,” 1984-1985

American Jewish Archives: Loewenstein-Wiener Summer Fellowship in American Jewish Studies, for research on Max L. Margolis and Jewish Biblical scholarship in America, 1985

American Schools of Oriental Research: “Archaeological History of Syria-Palestine,” Summer Institute in Near East Archaeology (Philadelphia), 1986

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Scheinbrun Visiting Professor in the Department of Bible, Spring 1987 (awarded, but declined)

Annenberg Research Institute: Fellowship (Philadelphia), fall 1988

Endowment for Biblical Research: Grant to aid in research and writing of popular history of Bible translating, 1991-1992

Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies (England): Skirball Fellowship, 1992-1993

American Jewish Archives: Loewenstein-Wiener Fellowship in American Jewish Studies, for research on Harry M. Orlinsky, 1996-1997

Nebraska Humanities Council: Principal author of grants in support of symposia on The Historical Jesus, 1998 and Esther2000, 2000 

Sabbatical leave, Creighton University, Spring-Summer 2002


American Jewish Archives, The Rabbi Theodore S. Levy Tribute Fellowship, for preparation of a volume of letters to/from Harry M. Orlinsky, 2003-2004

Extended Immersion Grant, College of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity Project, Creighton University, 2004-2005

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Small Grant Award, Creighton University, 2004-2005

Kripke Center Research Grant, “Interpreting the Bible, Bridging the Gap: A Proposal to Bring Together Liberal, Centrist, and Conservative Scholars,” 2005-2006

Jewish Federation Omaha, special donor-advised grant, to sponsor Midwest Jewish Studies Colloquium, on May 21, 2006, in Omaha

Non-Western Studies Grant, Creighton University, 2006-2007, to sponsor lecture/performance on “Jewish Music/Jewish Culture in the Non-Western World”

Summer Faculty Fellowship Grant, “Towards a Comprehensive ‘History of Bible Translating,’”

Creighton University, 2007

Professional Memberships:

American Philological Association, Association for Jewish Studies, Catholic Biblical Association, Classical Association of the Midwest and South, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, International Society for the Classical Tradition, Midwest Jewish Studies Association, Society of Biblical Literature, South Carolina Academy of Religion, Western Jewish Studies Association

Additional Professional Activities:

Panelist for NEH Fellowship competition (2006) 

Organizer of consultations of Jewish Studies professors at Jesuit and other Catholic universities, in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association of Jewish Studies

International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: President (1993-1999); Secretary (1982-1991); Treasurer (1987-1993); Editor, Septuagint and Cognate Studies monograph series (1991-1994) ; named an Honorary Member in 2006, in recognition of service to the organization and the profession

Co-chair, Hexapla Working Group (an outgrowth of a Conference, held at the Oxford Centre from July 25 - August 4, 1994, and organized by Alison Salvesen [Oxford], Gerard Norton [University of Dublin], and myself)

Program chair, section on Old Testament Textual Criticism, annual meeting, Society of Biblical Literature (1987-1993)

South Carolina Academy of Religion: Secretary-treasurer (1987-1988), Vice-President (1988-1989), President (1989-1990)

Consultant, American Bible Society, for Contemporary English Version (1992- )

Reviewer for Houghton Mifflin, the Canadian Foundation for the Humanities, the Septuagint and Cognate Studies monograph series, Hebrew Union College Annual, Jewish Quarterly Review, the Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation series, The Jewish Publication Society

Listed in Who's Who in Religion (third edition)

University Service at Clemson

Organizer, Bible Translations Exhibit, August 15-September 15, 1992. Major funding from Vending Machine Committee

Organizer and coordinator, “Perspectives on Aging” series, featuring John Houseman, Maggie Kuhn, and Hyman Rubin on September 15-16, 1981. Major external funding for this event was provided by the S&H Foundation of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company

Faculty adviser for Hillel, Jewish student organization

College of Liberal Arts representative on Teaching Resources and Effective Committee

Instructor at College Week Program for Senior Citizens, Junior Scholars Program, Elder Hostel (Clemson University and Anderson College)

Department of History: Coordinator, History Seminar; member, Advisory Committee; member and secretary, Personnel Committee; member and secretary, Curriculum Committee; member and acting chair, Philosophy-Religion Committee; member, Screening Committee for new head; member, Speakers Committee; member, Honors and Awards Committee; member, Self-Study Committee; reviewer for Book Review Service

Department of Philosophy and Religion: Chair, Personnel Committee; representative on College of Liberal Arts Admissions Committee; representative on Library Committee; chair, Curriculum Committee; chair, Speakers Committee; member, Advisory Committee; chair, Screening Committee for new head; member and chair, Honors and Awards Committee; coordinator, Book Review Service

University Service at Creighton

Organized Non-Western Studies lecture (March 28, 2007): “Jewish Music…with an International Beat,” presented by Cantor Gaston Bogomolni

Organizer and leader of Diversity Seminar, “Picture This: The Religious and Social Dimensions of Imagery in a Plugged-In, Multicultural World” (2007-2008)

Member, Faculty Development Committee (2006-)

Presented “Religion in Comic Strips: Not Always Funny, but Never Dull,” as part of University’s Employee Development program (2006)

Chair, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies (mid-September 2006-)

Interim Chair, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies (2005-2006)

Chair, Curriculum Development Committee (2005-2006)

Interim Chair, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies (2002-2003)

Chair, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies (1997-2000)

Member, Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Religion and Society (1996-)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Religion and Society (2000-)

Faculty Adviser, Jewish Student Group (1999-)

Faculty Adviser, Eta Sigma Phi, honorary classics society (2003-)

Work with Office of Admissions to increase number of Jewish students who apply to Creighton University

Doctoral thesis adviser for Gershom Ratheiser (University of Groningen, Netherlands); Ph.D.

awarded, January 2004

Doctoral thesis committee member for David Dault (Vanderbilt University)

Thesis adviser for Eric Larsen (Creighton University), M.A. in Theology awarded, May 2006

Thesis adviser for Ben J. Su (Creighton University), M.A. in Liberal Studies awarded, August 2007

Masters thesis committee member, for CeCe Winthrop (Creighton University), M.A. in Liberal Studies

Interviewed by Mark Pattison of the Catholic News Service for a story about my work on religion in comic strips; the story, titled “See You in the Funny Papers—But Will You Find Religion There?,” was published on September 19, 2006

Additional Community Service:

Federated Jewish Charities of Greenville, SC: President (1994-1996), Board member (1986-1993)

B'nai B'rith: South Carolina State Association, President (1986-1987), President-elect (1985-1986), Secretary (1983-1985); Greenville lodge, President (1983-1985)

Congregation Beth Israel (Greenville, SC): President (1988-1990), Vice-President (1987-1988)

Faculty Adviser, Clemson University Hillel (1979-1981)

Member, College of Jewish Learning Board, Jewish Cultural Arts Council, and Jewish Educational and Library Services (JELS) at the Jewish Community Center of Omaha (1996-)

Writer of articles and book reviews for THE JEWISH PRESS

Speaker at local synagogues and community organizations

Interviewer for admissions to Harvard College

Publications

Leonard Jay GREENSPOON

Current Position:

Creighton University, Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and Professor of Classical & Near Eastern Studies and of Theology

Address:                                                    Telephone:                 (402) 280-2304
Creighton University                                             Fax:                 (402) 280-4731
2500 California Plaza                                        E-mail:          ljgrn@creighton.edu
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
USA

Books:

Author, Textual Studies in the Book of Joshua, Harvard Semitic Monographs 28 (Chico: Scholars Press, 1983)

Associate editor, Ezekiel vols. 1 and 2, The Hermeneia Series (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979 and 1983)

Author, Max Leopold Margolis: A Scholar's Scholar, Biblical Scholarship in North America 15 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1987)

Co-editor (with Olivier Munnich), VIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Paris 1992. Septuagint and Cognate Studies 41 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995)

Co-editor (with Bryan LeBeau), Representations of Jews Through the Ages: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, September 17 and 18, 1995. Studies in Jewish Civilization 8 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1996)

Editor, Yiddish Language & Culture: Then & Now: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, October 27 and 28, 1996. Studies in Jewish Civilization 9 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1998)

Co-editor (with Bryan LeBeau and Dennis Hamm), The Historical Jesus Through Catholic and Jewish Eyes (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2000) [author, “Epilogue,” 167-171]

Co-editor (with Bryan LeBeau), Sacred Text, Secular Times: The Hebrew Bible in the Modern World: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, September 14 and 15, 1997. Studies in Jewish Civilization 10 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2000)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins), “A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey”: Visions of Israel from Biblical to Modern Times: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, November 1 and 2, 1998. Studies in Jewish Civilization 11 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2001)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins), Studies in Jewish Civilization 12: Millennialism from the Hebrew Bible to the Present: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, October 10 and 11, 1999 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2002)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins), Studies in Jewish Civilization 13: Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, September 17 and 18, 2000 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2003)

Co-editor (with Sidnie White Crawford), The Book of Esther in Modern Research (JSOTSup 380; London: T & T Clark, 2003)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins and Jean Cahan), Studies in Jewish Civilization 14: Women and Judaism: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, October 28 and 29, 2001 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2003)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins and Gerald Shapiro), Food & Judaism, A Special Issue of Studies in Jewish Civilization, Volume 15: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, October 27-28, 2002  (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2005)  [published in 2004]

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins and Brian Horowitz), Studies in Jewish Civilization 16: The Jews of Eastern Europe: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, September 14 -15, 2003 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2005)

Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins), Studies in Jewish Civilization 17: American Judaism in Popular Culture: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, October 24-25, 2004 (Omaha; Creighton University Press, 2006 [appeared in 2007]

In press] Co-editor (with Ronald A. Simkins and Jean Cahan)] Studies in Jewish Civilization 18: Love—Real and Ideal—in the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Tradition: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, September 18-19, 2005 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2007 [will appear in early 2008]

Articles/Chapters:

“Max L. Margolis on the Complutensian Text of Joshua,” Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 12 (1979), 43-56

“Ars Scribendi: Max Margolis’ Paper 'Preparing Scribe's Copy in the Age of Manuscripts,’” Jewish Quarterly Review 71 (1981), 133-150

“The Pronouncement Story in Philo and Josephus,” Semeia 20 (1981), 73-80

“The Origin of the Idea of Resurrection” in Traditions in Transformation: Turning Points in Biblical Faith, ed. Baruch Halpern and Jon Levenson (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1981), 247-321

“Ars Scribendi; Pars Reperta,” Jewish Quarterly Review 72 (1982), 43f

“Theodotion, Aquila, Symmachus, and the Old Greek of Joshua,” Eretz-Israel 16 (1982: H. M. Orlinsky volume), 82-91 (with summary in Hebrew)

“The Warrior God, or God, the Divine Warrior” in Religion and Politics in the Modern World, ed. Peter Merkl and Ninian Smart (New York: New York University Press, 1983), 205-231

“Max Leopold Margolis: A Scholar's Scholar (A BA Portrait),” Biblical Archaeologist 48 (1985), 103-106

Entries on “Association for Jewish Studies Review” (36-38), “Conservative Judaism” (172f), “Journal of Biblical Literature” (268-272), "Judaism" (309-311), “Old Testament Abstracts” (405-407) in Religious Periodicals of the United States, ed. Charles H. Lippy (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986)

“Resurrection and Divine Warfare: The Biblical Connection,” Menorah 9 (1987), 4f

“‘Of These You May Eat’: Food and the Bible” (with Donald Turk), The Agrarian: Symposium on Food and Society (Proceedings of a Clemson University Symposium “Food and Society,” November 1986), ed. C. Alan Grubb and M. Elizabeth Kunkel, 45-51

“The Use and Abuse of the Term 'LXX' and Related Terminology in Recent Scholarship,” Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 20 (1987), 20-28

“Herod the Great,” Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1988), 958-963

“A Book ‘Without Blemish’: The Jewish Publication Society's Bible Translation of 1917,” Jewish Quarterly Review 79 (1988), 1-21

“Mission to Alexandria: Truth and Legend about the Creation of the Septuagint, the First Bible Translation,” Bible Review 5 (August 1989), 34-41; reprinted as “Truth and Legend about the Septuagint,” Approaches to the Bible: The Best of Bible Review, volume 1, ed. Harvey Minkoff (Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1994), 184-196.

“Biblical Translators in Antiquity and in the Modern World: A Comparative Study,” Hebrew Union College Annual 60 (1989), 91-113

“On the Jewishness of Modern Jewish Biblical Scholarship: The Case of Max L. Margolis,” Judaism 39 (1990), 82-92

“Recensions, Revision, Rabbinics: Dominique Barthélemy and Early Developments in the Greek Traditions,” Textus 15 (1990), 153-167

“The Bible and the Funny Papers,” Bible Review 7 (1991), 30-33, 41

“It's All Greek to Me: The Septuagint in Modern English Versions of the Bible” in VII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Leuven 1989), ed. Claude Cox Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991). 1-21

“The Qumran Fragments of Joshua: Which Puzzle are They Part of and Where Do They Fit?” in Septuagint, Scrolls and Cognate Writings: Papers Presented to the International Symposium on the Septuagint and Its Relations to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Writings (Manchester, 1990), ed. George J. Brooke and Barnabas Lindars (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992), 159-194

“Jews and Christians as Bible Translators: A Heritage of Cooperation” (pamphlet) (New York: Layman's National Bible Association, 1992)

“Grading Without Grades,” The Teaching Professor (May, 1992)

Entries on “Captain of the Lord's Host” (127f), “Joshua” (416f) in Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature, ed. David L. Jeffrey (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992)

Entries on “Achan” (vol. 1, 54), “Rahab” (5.611f), “Aquila” (1.320f), “Theodotion” (6.447f),

“Symmachus” (6.251), “Versions, ancient (Greek)” (6.793f) in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman (New York: Doubleday, 1992)

“Recreation Professional, Religion and Politics” (with Bob Du), Parks and Recreation (July, 1993), 66-71

“New Bible Translations: An Assessment and Prospect (a Response)” in The Bible in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Howard Clark Kee (New York: American Bible Society, 1993), 68-75

“Judaism in South Carolina” in Religion in South Carolina, ed. Charles H. Lippy (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993), 103-119

“From the Septuagint to the New Revised Standard Version: A Brief Account of Jewish Involvement in Bible Translating and Translations” in The Solomon Goldman Lectures, vol. 6, ed. Mayer I. Gruber (Chicago: Spertus College of Judaica Press, 1993), 19-50

“Dumnezeul razboinic sau Dumnezeu‑razboinicul divin,” Echidistante 10 (October 1993), 20-24 [Romanian-language version of "The Warrior God"]

“The New Testament in the Comics,” Bible Review 9 (1993), 40-45.

“Non-Masoretic Elements in the Transmission and Translation of the Book of Joshua,” Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division A: The Bible and Its World (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1994), 51-58.

“The IOSCS at 25 Years” in VIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Paris 1992. Septuagint and Cognate Studies 41 (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1995), 171-181

“It’s All Greek to Me: Septuagint Studies Since 1968,” Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 5 (1997), 147-174

“Tradition in the Modern World: Jewish Perspectives on Illness and Death” in Religious Values of the Terminally Ill: A Handbook for Health Professionals, ed. Delfi Mondragón University of Scranton Press, 1997), 53-71

“A Preliminary Publication of Max Leopold Margolis’s Andreas Masius, together with his Discussion of Hexapla-Tetrapla” in Origen’s Hexapla and Fragments, ed. Alison Salved (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998), 39-69

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Greek Bible” in The Dead Sea Scrolls After Fifty Years, vol. 1, ed. Peter W. Flint and James C. Vanderkam (STDJ; Leiden: Brill, 1998), 101-127

“Fairy Tales: Origins and Traditions” in Not for Children Only: Great Books for All Ages, ed. Laura M. Zaidman (Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Library, 1998), 9-13

“Bringing Home the Gospel: Yiddish Bibles, Bible Societies, and the Jews” in Yiddish Language & Culture: Then and Now: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, October 27 and 28, 1996 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1998), 291-304

“Between Alexandria and Antioch: Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period” in The Oxford History of the Biblical World, ed. Michael Coogan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), 343-382

“Traditional Text, Contemporary Contexts: English-Language Scriptures for Jews and the History of Bible Translating” in Interpretation of the Bible (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1998), 565-576

Entries on “Masius” and “Max Leopold Margolis” in Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, vol. 2, ed. John H. Hayes (Nashville: Abingdon, 1999), 123-124, 134 

Entry on “Max Leopold Margolis,” in American National Biography (New York, Oxford University Press, 1999)

“Etched in Stone? Two tablets, 10 Commandments, a Multitude of Meanings,” Creighton University Magazine (Winter 1999), 22-29

“Extra! Extra! Philistines in the Newsroom!” Bible Review (August 2000), 50-53

Entries on “Hellenism” (237-239), “Hellenistic Literature” (239-240), and “Joshua, Book of” (320-322) in Reader’s Guide to Judaism, ed. Michael Terry (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000)

“Old Testament Versions, Ancient” in Dictionary of New Testament Background, ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000), 752-755

“Biblical Scholars Need Not Apply: News Media and the Bible,” Religious Studies News/SBL Edition (online: October 2001)

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in each issue of Bible Review (six issues annually). Topics for 2001 included: “Award-Winning” references to the Bible in the popular press (Feb); the book of Ecclesiastes in public discourse (Apr); Bible, business, and wealth (June); the Bible, dieting, and foods (Aug); Dramatizing the Bible for television (Oct); An “A-Z of bibles” (Dec)

“Jewish Bible Translation” in The Biblical World, vol. II, ed. John Barton (New York/London: Routledge, 2002), 397-412

“TOP DOLLAR, BOTTOM LINE? Marketing English-Language Bibles Within the Jewish Community” in Biblical Translation in Context, ed. Frederick W. Knobloch. Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture (Bethesda: University of Maryland Press, 2002), 115-133

“Joshua: A Man for All Seasons?” ARCHAEVS. Études d’Histoires des Religions 6 (2002), 37-51

“The Birth of a Bible,” Norii (on-line Romanian journal of culture and ideas) 10 (summer 2002)

“Another Perspective on Translation,” Religious Studies News/SBL Edition (online: August 2002)

“The Heart and the Feather,” scholarly discussion of ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, on Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire 8, DVD

“The Bible and/in Popular Culture,” Norii (on-line Romanian journal of culture and ideas) 12 (winter 2002)

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in each issue of Bible Review (six issues annually). Topics for 2002 include: the wisdom of Solomon (Feb); “Blessed are the meek” (Apr); Bible translations (June); “In the beginning…” (Aug); the Bible’s wicked women (Oct); David and Goliath (Dec)

“Jewish Bible Translation in/and the Enlightenment,” Studia Hebraica 2 (published by the “Goldstein Goren” Center of Hebrew Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania. 2003), 319-328

“Hebrew into Greek: Interpretation In, By, and Of the Septuagint” in History of Biblical Interpretation, vol. 1, ed. Alan Hauser  and Duane F. Watson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), 80-113

“From Maidens and Chamberlains to Harems and Hot Tubs: Five Hundred Years of Esther in English” in Esther Through the Ages, ed. Sidnie White Crawford and Leonard J. Greenspoon (JSOTSup 380; London: T & T Clark, 2003), 217-241

“The KJV and the Jews,” Religious Studies News/SBL Edition (online: October 2003)

“How the Bible Became the Kynge’s Owne English,” Bible Review 19 (Dec. 2003), 15-21, 52-54

“Jewish Translations of the Bible” in The Jewish Study Bible, ed. Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler (New York: Oxford, 2003), 2005-2020

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in each issue of Bible Review (six issues annually). Topics for 2003 include: Sodom and Gomorrah (Feb); Contemporary Gardens of Eden (Apr); the Handwriting on the Wall (June); Proverbial Wisdom (Aug); 666 (Oct); the Tower of Babel (Dec)

“Crimes and Punishments: Joshua 7 as Literature,” Studia Hebraica 3 (2003), 311-324 [published in 2004]

“10 Common Misconceptions about Bible Translations,” Creighton University Magazine (Summer 2004), 12-17.

“The Septuagint and/in Popular Culture,” BIOSCS 36 (2003), 61-74 [published in 2004]

Guest editor, SBL Forum issue on the Bible: Translation, Transmission, and Technology (on-line: April 2004)

“THE PORTION: The Politics of Biblical Translation,” The Forward (January 30, 2004)

“THE PORTION: Thought Divorced from Action,” The Forward (July 30, 2004)

“Portrayal of Jews in Comics and in Popular Culture in the Classroom,” The Forum (on-line: November 2004)

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in each issue of Bible Review (six issues annually). Topics for 2004 include: Daniel in the Lion’s Den (Feb.); Jesus in the popular press (Apr.); the patience of Job (June); How the Mighty Have Fallen (Aug.); Of Biblical Proportions (Oct.); Biblical corporate names (Dec.)

“Translating Biblical Words of Wisdom into the Modern World” in Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients: Essays Offered to Honor Michael V. Fox on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Ronald L. Troxel et al. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2005), 389-405

“The Book of Joshua: Text and Versions,” Currents in Biblical Research 3.2 (2005), 229-261.

“Texts and Contexts: Perspectives on Jewish Translations of the Hebrew Bible” in Translation and Religion: Holy Untranslatable?, ed. Lynne Long (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2005), 54-64

“The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Translations of the Bible (with an Emphasis on English-Language Versions),” Studia Hebraica 4 (2004) [published in 2005], 320-331

“THE PORTION: Translations and Transliterations,” The Forward (October 14, 2005)

“THE PORTION:  Strategies for Remaining True to the Text,” The Forward (fall 2005)

“The Book of Joshua and Bible Translation,” “The Book of Joshua and Issues of War and Peace,” “The Book of Joshua and Jewish Exegesis,” “The Book of Joshua and Popular Culture” in Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, ed. Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005), 138-144

“The Holy Bible: A Buyer’s Guide,” Bible Review 21.4 (2005), 37-44

“What America Believes About the Bible,” Bible Review 21.5 (2005), 27-29

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in each issue of Bible Review.  Topics for 2005 include: “Thou Shalt Not…” (Winter); On the Road to Damascus (Spring); Noah’s Ark (Summer); Adam and Eve (Fall); Love Thy Neighbor (Winter)

“The Septuagint,” Encyclopaedia Judaica, new edition (Jerusalem: Jerusalem Publishing House, 2006)

“Aristeas, Letter of,” The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1 (Nashville: Abingdon, 2006)

“Jews and Judaism in Comic Strips” in Studies in Jewish Civilization 17: American Judaism in Popular Culture: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, October 24-25, 2004 (Omaha; Creighton University Press, 2006), 255-270

“The Kaige Recension: The Life, Death, and Postmortem Existence of a Modern—and Ancient—Phenomenon” in XII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Leiden 2004 (ed. Melvin K. H. Peters; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2006), 5-16

“The Septuagint,” The Encyclopedia of Christianity, vol. 4 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006)

“Humor in the Bible,” Creighton University Magazine (Summer 2006), 26-3

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in Biblical Archaeology Review.  Topics for 2006 include: Behemoths and Leviathans (March/April), Goliath (May/June), Manna from Heaven (September/October), Translating the Bible (November/December)

“THE PORTION: Reconnoitering Translations,” The Forward (June 23, 2006)

“THE PORTION: Translating Torah,” The Forward (July 28, 2006)

As editor, I wrote the “Introduction” for each issue of The SBL FORUM, the monthly online journal of the Society of Biblical Literature

Author of “The Bible in the News,” a column that appears in Biblical Archaeology Review.

Topics for 2007 include: Casting Out Demons (January/February), Toilets at the Qumran (Dead Sea) Community (March/April), The Prophetic Word in Contemporary Political Rhetoric (May/June), The Sermon on the Mount (July/August), Moloch (September/October), Pearls Before Swine (November/December)

[In press] “‘Reclaiming’ the Septuagint for Jews and Judaism,” for a Festschrift in honor of Finnish scholar Raija Sollamo

[In press] “History of Bible Translations,” for the JPS Guide to the Bible, to be published by the Jewish Publication Society

[In press] “The Septuagint,” for The Dictionary of Early Judaism, to be published by Eerdmans

[In press] “Jesous/The Book of Joshua: English Translation, with Introduction,” for The New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS), to be published by Oxford University Press

[In press] “Versions, Jewish,” “LXX,” “Seventy, The,” “Symmachus,” “Theodotion,” for The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, to be published by Abingdon Press

[In press] “Bible, Translations and Translators,” “Cities of Refuge,” “The Ten Commandments,” for The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion, History, and Culture,” to be published by Cambridge University Press

[In press] “By the Letter/Word for Word? Scripture in the Jewish Tradition,” for a volume titled Reading the Bible in the 21st Century, edited by Frederick Greenspahn, to be published by New York University Press

[In press] “Old Testament Scriptures,” for Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus, to be published by Taylor & Francis Books

[In press] “The King James Version and Jewish Translators,” for a volume to be published by the American Bible Society

[In press] “Text and the City,” for a volume to be published by Eisenbrauns

[Proposal in preparation] Volume on Bible translation, for the Jewish Publication Society

[In preparation] “Septuagint,” for the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, to be published by Abingdon Press

Reviews:

Reviews have appeared in Association for Jewish Studies Newsletter, Association for Jewish Studies Review, The Bible Translator, Biblical Archaeologist, Bible Theology Bulletin, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, History: Reviews of New Books, The Jewish Monthly, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of Reform Judaism, The Journal of Religion, Journal of Religion and Society, Journal of Theological Studies, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Review of Biblical Literature,  Shofar; American Reference Books Annual, Choice, Old Testament Abstracts, Religious Studies Review