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Nicolae Roddy


Nicolae Roddy, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)
Associate Professor; Old Testament

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The Virtual World Project:
Exploring the Ancient World through Virtual Reality

Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project

Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies

Society for Biblical Literature (SBL)

Humanities 133

Research Interest:
Teaching and research interests include Hebrew Bible / Older Testament; Society and Literature of Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Pseudepigraphical and Apocryphal literature); Syro-Palestinian Archaeology; Eastern Orthodox Theology and Culture; and Romanian Apocryphal Texts and Traditions. Roddy serves as co-director for the Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project and also shares collaborative leadership with Dr. Ron Simkins on the Virtual World Project. Roddy also serves on steering committees two Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) program sections and is Senior Editor for the new Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies

Recent Publications:

"Slavonic Apocryphal Traditions in the Romanian Lands: Diffusion and Diffraction," pp. 375-88 in Old Testament Apocrypha in the Slavonic Tradition: Continuity and Diversity.  L. DiTommaso and C. Böttrich, eds., Texts and Studies in Early Judaism. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.

"In Search of a Genuine Biblical Anthropology: Two Case Studies," ("În cautarea unei antropologii scripturistice autentice: doua studii de caz"). Pp. 180-192, in Biserica Ortodoxa si Drepturile Omului:  Paradigme, fundamente, implicatii (The Orthodox Church and the Rights of Man:  Paradigms, Foundations, and Implications), Nicolae Razvan Stan, ed., Bucharest, Romania:  S.C. Universul Juridic S.R.L., 2010.

"Perforated Tripodal Vessels at IA II Bethsaida-Tzer," Biblische Notizen 141 (2009)

"The Way It Wasn't: The Book of Judith as Anti-Hasmonean Propaganda," Studia Hebraica 8 (2008) 269-77.

"Landscape of Shadows: The Image of City in the Hebrew Bible," Cities Through the Looking Glass, ed. R. Arav (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2008), 11-21.

"Biblical Studies and the Eastern and the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions," with V. Hovanessian, in Journal for the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies 1.1 [On-line].

"Introduction: Religious Experience, Past and Present," with F. Flannery, C. Shantz. and R. Werline, Experientia, Volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity, ed. F. Flannery, C. Shantz, and R. Werline (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008): 1-10.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014