My work focuses on the Hebrew Bible and the ancient world in which these writings took shape. I am particularly interested in the scribal culture that produced these texts in antiquity and how these scribes experienced and thought about the past. My current book project takes up this question by exploring what later Hebrew scribes may have known about the early Iron Age period and how they represented this past within the stories they told. I currently teach a number of introductory and more advanced courses on biblical literature, memory, and hermeneutics.
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Introduction to the New Testament
The Hebrew Prophets
Religion, Memory, History
Seminar in Religious Studies
David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History. Studies in Religion 45. New York: Routledge, 2015.
“Retracing a Remembered Past: Methodological Remarks on Memory, History, and the Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation 23.3 (2015): 291-315.
“Memory and its Materiality: The Case of Early Iron Age Khirbet Qeiyafa and Jerusalem.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 127.1 (2015): 78-95
“David’s Jerusalem: A Sense of Place.” Near Eastern Archaeology 76.1 (2013): 4-15.