• PhD, MA, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
  • MA, Historical Geography of Ancient Israel, Jerusalem University College
  • BA, Religion, George Fox University


  • Hebrew Bible
  • Northwest Semitics
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Social and Cultural History of Ancient Israel
  • Inner-biblical and Early Jewish Interpretation
  • Sociolinguistics of Classical Hebrew Language



Additional Books

  • Society and the Promise to David: A Reception History of 2 Samuel 7:1-17, Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • The Word of God in Transition: From Prophet to Exegete in the Second Temple Period. JSOTSS, 197. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1995.
  • Editor, The Tel El-Amarna Correspondence, Volume 1, by Anson F. Rainey. Leiden: Brill, 2015.