Marc Z. Brettler

76 Sumner St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459-1958
617-244-4952
Fax: 617-527-6356

Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Mail Stop 54
Brandeis University
Waltham MA 02454-9110
781-736-2968/2950
Fax: 781-736-2070
Email:
brettler@brandeis.edu
Web Page: http://people.brandeis.edu/~brettler

 

STUDIES AND DEGREES:

1986

Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

1978-1980

Visiting Graduate Student, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Studied Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages.

1978

B.A. Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. M.A. with high distinction in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

1999

Keter Torah Award from the Boston Board of Jewish Education for Outstanding Contributions to Jewish Education.

1995, 1999

Mazar Research Grant.

1991

Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching.

1991

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.

1991

American Philosophical Society Grant for Travel Abroad.

1991

Bernstein-Perlmutter Fellowship from Brandeis University.

1981-2, 83-4

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship.

1979-80

Lady Davis Fellowship.

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING POSITIONS:

2001-

Chair of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

2001-

Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, Brandeis University.

1999-

Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

1992-1999

Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

1986-1992

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

1984-1986

Lecturer in Religious Studies, Yale University.

1982-1983

Instructor in Hebrew Bible, Wellesley College.

 

VISITING TEACHING POSITIONS:

Fall 1997

Visiting Associate Professor, Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University.

Spring 1995

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University.

1982

Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew, Middlebury College.

 

OTHER TEACHING POSITIONS:

1998

Instructor for Me’ah Online.

1994-

Professor in Meah Program, Commission for Jewish Continuity.

1993

Professor in Wexner Heritage Jewish Adult Education Program.

1987, 89-91,93-96

Teacher of Hebrew College Adult Bible Study Group, Boston.

1992

Professor at Skidmore College Summer Judaic Institute.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

BOOKS:

The Book of Judges: Old Testament Readings. London: Routledge, 2001.

Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Hebrew. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

The Creation of History in Ancient Israel. London: Routledge Press, 1995 (paperback 1998).

God is King: Understanding an Israelite Metaphor, Supplement to the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 76. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989. (A substantially revised version of Ph.D. thesis.)

BOOKS UNDER CONTRACT:

Reading the Bible (Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society, 2003; a Jewish historical-critical introduction to the Hebrew Bible).

Editor with Adele Berlin of The Jewish Study Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

BOOKS AND JOURNAL ISSUES EDITED:

With Michael Cogan, Carol Newsom and Pheme Perkins, The New Oxford Annotated Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001

With Anne Golub Hoffman, Reading Through the Lens of Gender: A Special Issue of Prooftexts, 2000.

With Michael Fishbane, Minhah le-Nahum: Biblical and Other Studies Presented to Nahum M. Sarna in Honour of his 70th Birthday, JSOTSup 154. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.

ARTICLES:

"The Copenhagen School: Historiographical Issues," Association for Jewish Studies

Review 2002, *** [forthcoming].

"Is There Martyrdom in the Hebrew Bible?" Sacrificing the Self: Perspectives on

Martyrdom and Religion (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2002), 3-22.

"Our Biblical Heritage," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 5: The Concluding Prayers, ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 2002).

"Memory in Ancient Israel," Memory and History in Christianity and Judaism, ed.

Michael Signer (Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 2001), 1-17.

"Our Biblical Heritage," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 5: Birkhot Hashachar (Morning Blessings), ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 2000).

With Thomas Römer, "Deuteronomy 34 and the Case for a Persian Hexateuch," Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000), 401-419.

"A ‘Literary Sermon’ in Deuteronomy 4," "A Wise and Discerning Mind": Essays in

Honor of Burke O. Long, ed. Saul Olyan (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2000), 33-50

"The Many Faces of God in Exodus 19," Jewish and Christian Biblical Theology, ed. Joel Kaminsky and Alice O. Bellis (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2000), 353-367.

Essays on "The Pentateuch," "The Historical Books," "The Poetical Books," Canon (Hebrew Bible)," "The Jewish Inner-Biblical Interpretation of the Bible," and "The Premodern Jewish Interpretation of the Bible" for The New Oxford Annotated Bible, ed. Michael Cogan et al. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

"Afterword: Sof Davar Ha-Kol Nishma?" Prooftexts 20 (2000), 219-23

"Reengineering Our Courses," Perspectives 1 (1999) [Newsletter of the Association

for Jewish Studies], 16-17

"Our Biblical Heritage," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 3: Pseukei D’Zimra, ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 1999).

"Introductory Essay: Prayer in the Bible," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 3: Pseukei D’Zimra, ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 1999), 15-22.

"Judaism in the Hebrew Bible? An Exploration of the Transition from Ancient Israelite Religion to Judaism," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 61 (1999), 429-47.

"Predestination in Deuteronomy 30.1–10," in Those Elusive Deuteronomists: The

Phenomenon of Pan-Deuteonomism, JSOT Sup 268, ed. Linda Shearing and

Steven McKenzie (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999), 171-88.

"The Metaphorical Mapping of God in the Hebrew Bible," Metaphor, Canon and Community: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Approaches. Ralph Bisschops and James Francis (Religions and Discourse 1; Bern: Peter Lang, 1999), 219-32.

"Women and Psalms: Toward an Understanding of the Role of Women’s Prayer in the Israelite Cult," Gender and Law, JSOTSup 262, ed. Victor Matthews and Bernard Levinson (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), 25-56.

"Our Biblical Heritage," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 2: The Amidah, ed. Lawrence

A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 1998).

"Incompatible Metaphors for YHWH in Isaiah 40-66," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 78 (1998), 97-120.

"Biblical History and Jewish Biblical Theology," Journal of Religion 77 (1997), 563-83.

"Our Biblical Heritage," My People’s Prayer Book, Vol. 1: The Sh’ma and its Blessings, ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, VT; Jewish Lights, 1997).

"The Massorah of the Leningrad Codex," Bible Review 13/4 (Aug. 1997), 38-39.

"The Metaphorical Mapping of God in the Hebrew Bible," Working Paper in

Preparation for the L.A.U.D. [Linguistic Agency of the University of Duisburg] Symposium, University of Duisburg, 1997.

"God as a Woman in Jewish Theology," Working Paper in Preparation for the L.A.U.D. [Linguistic Agency of the University of Duisburg] Symposium., University of Duisburg, 1997.

"The Composition of 1 Samuel 1-2," Journal of Biblical Literature 116 (1997), 601-612.

"Biblical Literature as Politics: The Case of Samuel," Religion and Politics in the Ancient Near East, ed. Adele Berlin (Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland, 1996), 71-92.

"From the Deuteronomist(s) to the Chronicler: Continuities and Innovations," Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress for Jewish Studies, Division A: The Bible and Its World (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1994), 83-90.

"How the Books of the Bible were Chosen," "Old Testament Manuscripts: From Qumran to Leningrad" and "The Torah, The Prophets and the Writings: A New Jewish Translation," reprinted in Approaches to the Bible: The Best of Bible Review, Vol, 1: Composition, Transmission and Language, ed. Harvey Minkoff (Washington D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1994), 108-13, 198-204, 309-19.

"Syllabus for ‘Women and the Hebrew Bible,’" Gender and Jewish Studies: A Curriculum Guide, ed. Judith Baskin and Shelly Tennenbaum (NY: Biblio Press, 1994), 10-15.

"On Becoming a Male Feminist Bible Scholar," Bible Review 10/2 (April 1994), 44-45.

"On Becoming a Male Jewish Feminist," All Sides of Ourselves: Brandeis University Women’s Studies Working Papers 6 (April 1994).

"Images of YHWH the Warrior in Psalms," Semeia 61 (1993), Women, War, and Metaphor: Language and Society in the Study of the Hebrew Bible, ed. Claudia V. Camp and Carole R. Fontaine, 135-165.

"Interpretation and Prayer: Notes on the Composition of 1 Kings 8.15-53," in Minhah le-Nahum, JSOTSup 154, ed. Brettler and Fishbane (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993), 17-35.

"Never the Twain Shall Meet? The Ehud Story as History and Literature" Hebrew Union College Annual 62 (1991), 285-304.

"The Structure of 1 Kings 1-11," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 49 (1991), 87-97.

"2 Kings 24:13-14," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 53 (1991), 541-52.

With Michael Poliakoff, "Rabbi Simeon ben Lakish at the Gladiator’s Banquet: Rabbinic Observations on the Roman Arena," Harvard Theological Review 83 (1990), 93-98.

"Classical Hebrew in the Modern Hebrew Curriculum," Melton Journal 24 (Spring 1991), 25-26.

"Glossary: Manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible," Bible Review 6/4 (August 1990), 40-42.

"Jud 1,1-2,10: From Appendix to Prologue," Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 101 (1989), 433-435.

"The Book of Judges: Literature as Politics," Journal of Biblical Literature 108 (1989), 395-418.

"Ideology, History and Theology in 2 Kings XVII 7-23," Vetus Testamentum 39 (1989), 268-282.

"Sensual or Sublime: On Teaching the Song of Songs," Approaches to Teaching the Hebrew Bible as Literature in Translation, ed. Barry N. Olshen and Yael S. Feldman (New York: Modern Language Association, 1989), 133-135.

"Glossary: Canon," Bible Review 5/4 (1989), 12-13.

"The Promise of the Land of Israel to the Patriarchs," Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 5-6 (1983), vii-xxiv.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES:

Nine Articles for Women and Scripture , ed. Carol Meyers et al. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000).

"Sarna, Nahum," Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, ed. John H. Hayes (Nashville: Abingdon, 1999), 438-9.

"Joel," "Obadiah," Harper’s Bible Dictionary, revised edition (1995).

Approximately twenty articles in Harper’s Bible Dictionary, (1985).

Nineteen articles in Anchor Bible Dictionary (Doubleday, 1992).

REVIEW ESSAYS:

"A Bible Commentary for Israel (Review of Zakovitch, Ruth)" Prooftexts 13 (1993), 175-181.

"Review of Bal’s Death and Dissymmetry: The Politics of Coherence in the Book of Judges and Murder and Difference: Gender, Genre, and Scholarship on Sisera’s Death," Hebrew Studies 31 (1990), 96-101.

"The Torah, the Prophets and the Writings: A New Jewish Translation," Biblical Archeology Review 8 (1982), 63-67.

BOOK REVIEWS:

"Review of James W. Watts, ed., Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch and Gabriel Boccaccini, Roots of Rabbinic Judaism: An Intellectual History, from Ezekiel to Daniel. Journal of Religion, 2002 [forthcoming].

"Review of Baruch Halpern, David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King, Jewish Quarterly Review, 2002 [forthcoming].

"Review of Richard Elliott Friedman, Commentary on the Torah with a New English Translation," Bible Review 2002 [forthcoming].

"Review of Nili Sacher Fox, In the Service of the King: Officialdom in Ancient Israel and Judah," Jewish Quarterly Review 2002 [forthcoming.]

"Review of David Noel Freedman, The Nine Commandments: Uncovering a Hidden Pattern of Crime and Punishment in the Hebrew Bible," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 63 (2001), 517-19.

"Review of Philip R. Davies, Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 121 (2001), 311.

"Review of S. David Sperling, The Original Torah: The Political Thought of the Bible’sWriters," Jewish Quarterly Review 89 (1999), 403-5.

"Review of Menahem Cohen, Mikraot Gedolot ‘Haketer’ Vol 4 Isaiah," Hebrew Studies 40 (1999), 314-15.

"Review of Steven Weitzman, Song and Story in Biblical Narrative," Journal of Biblical Literature 118 (1999), 335-7.

"Review of Accordance Software for Biblical Studies," Prooftexts 18 (1998), 281-83.

"Review of Ze’ev Weisman, Political Satire in the Bible," Jewish Quarterly Review 89 (1998), 180-81.

"Review of Jean-Daniel Macchi, Les Samaritans: Histoire d’une Légende," Religious Studies Review 22 (1996), 350.

"Review of Faith, Tradition, and History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context, ed. A. R. Millard, James K. Hoffmeier and David W. Baker," Shofar 14,3 (1996), 183-89.

"Review of McKenzie, The Trouble with Kings," AJS Review 20 (1995), 161-163.

"Review of Carr, From D to Q: A Study of Early Jewish Interpretations of Solomon’s Dream at Gibeon," Journal of Religion 74 (1994), 119.

"Review of Jones, The Nathan Narratives," Hebrew Studies 34 (1993),148-51.

"Review of Long, The Reign and Rejection of King Saul," Jewish Quarterly Review 83 (1993), 411-12.

"Review of Day, Molech: A God of Human Sacrifice in the Old Testament," AJS Review 17 (1992), 98-100.

"Review of Rofé, The Prophetical Stories," Jewish Quarterly Review 82 (1992), 507-510.

"Review of Becker, Richterzeit und Königtum: Redaktionsgeschichtliche Studien zum Richterbuch, BZAW 192," Journal of Biblical Literature 111 (1992), 517-19.

"Review of Bailey, Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition and Humphreys, Joseph and His Family: A Literary Study," Bible Review VII/2 (April 1991), 13-14.

"Review of Cogan and Tadmor, 2 Kings, Anchor Bible," Jewish Quarterly Review 81 (1990), 155-58.

"Review of Polzin, Samuel and the Deuteronomist," Journal of Religion 70 (1990), 625-626.

"Review of Halpern, The First Historians," Journal of Religion 70 (1990), 83-84.

"Review of O’Conner, The Confessions of Jeremiah: Their Interpretation and Role in Chapters 1-25," Journal of Religion 70 (1990), 85-86.

"Review of Gabel and Wheeler, The Bible as Literature, and Alter and Kermode, The Literary Guide to the Bible," Bible Review 5/4 (1989), 4, 44.

"Review of Friedman, Who Wrote the Bible," Conservative Judaism, 40/4 (Summer 1988), 85-87.

"Review of Rendsburg, The Redaction of Genesis," Jewish Quarterly Review 78 (1987), 113-119.

"Review of Everett Fox, In the Beginning: A New English Rendition of the Book of Genesis," Bible Review 1(1985), 8-9.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES:

2002

"Unresolved and Unresolvable Problems in Interpreting the Song," Boston University Conference on the Song of Songs.

2002

"Teliological and Cyclical Time in the Hebrew Bible," University of Pennsylvania Conference on Time in Antiquity.

2001

"Jewish Biblical Commentary" moderator and panel convener at Association for Jewish Studies.

1999

"The Copenhagen School: The Historiographical Issues," Northwestern University Conference on the Copenhagen School of Biblical Studies.

1999

"A ‘Literary Sermon’ in Deuteronomy 4," Society of Biblical Literature.

1999

"The Literary Interpretation of Biblical Historical Texts," International Society of Biblical Literature.

1997

"The Metaphorical Mapping of God in the Hebrew Bible" and "God as a Woman in Jewish Theology," International LAUD Conference in Germany on Metaphor and Religion.

1996

"Discussion of Everett Fox, The Five Books of Moses," Association for Jewish Studies.

1996

"Predestination in Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Deuteronomy 30:1-10," Society of Biblical Literature.

1996

"The Theology of Biblical History," University of Chicago Conference on Jewish Biblical Theology.

1995

"The Transition From Israelite Religion to Judaism," Association for Jewish Studies.

1995

"Women and Psalms," Society of Biblical Literature.

1994

"1 Samuel 1-2: Structure and Composition," Society of Biblical Literature.

1994

"History and Memory in Ancient Israel," University of Notre Dame, Minnow Conference, The Uses and Misuses of Memory: Memory and History in Christianity and Judaism.

1993

"Redaction and Meaning in Amos," Society of Biblical Literature.

1993

"Is there Martyrdom in the Hebrew Bible?" Smith College Symposium on Martyrdom.

1993

"Teaching Biblical Hebrew in the Modern Hebrew Curriculum" NEH Seminar on The Teaching of Modern Hebrew, Brandeis University.

1993

"From the Deuteronomist(s) to the Chronicler: Continuities and Innovations," World Congress of Jewish Studies.

1992

"Literature as Politics in the Hebrew Bible: Judges, Samuel, Kings," Cornell University Conference on Literature and Politics in Antiquity.

1992

"Incompatible Metaphors for YHWH in Deutero-Isaiah," Society of Biblical Literature.

1992

"The Composition of Samuel: Literary and Ideological Considerations," Association for Jewish Studies.

1991

"Never the Twain Shall Meet: The Ehud Pericope as History and Literature," Association for Jewish Studies.

1991

"A Macintosh Hypercard Biblical Hebrew Program," Society of Biblical Literature.

1991

"Classical Jewish Interpretation and its Contemporary Applications," Society of Biblical Literature.

1991

"The Composition of 1 Kings 8:15-53," Society of Biblical Literature.

1988

"Ancient Exegesis: Historiographical Texts," Wayne State Conference on Bible as Literature and History.

1987

"God is King: A New Approach to an Old Problem," Association for Jewish Studies.

1987

"The Influence of the Secular on the Religious in Ancient Israel," Bible and Constitutionalism Conference as part of celebration of bicentennial of U.S. constitution.

1987

"The Position of Classical Hebrew in the Modern Hebrew Curriculum," National Association for Professors of Hebrew.

OTHER ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED:

2000

Invited lecture on Biblical Historiography as part of Jewish Historiography Workshop at University of Chicago.

1998

Invited lecture on Jewish Biblical Theology at the Harvard University Divinity School.

1996

"Women in the Psalms," Boston Theological Institute Old Testament Seminar.

1995

"Academia and the Arts in Concert: A Discussion with Elizabeth Swados." (A symposium on women in the Bible as part of the celebration of Swados’ premiere of Bible Women at Brandeis University.)

1995

"The Transition From Israelite Religion to Judaism," Boston Theological Institute Bible Colloquium.

1993

"The Case of the Hebrew Bible," Looking at Jews through Two Eyes: A Conference in Celebration of Marshall Sklare’s New Book.

1993

"Accommodation and Resistance to Imperialism in Ancient Israel," Brandeis University Conference on Martyrdom and Resistance.

1992

"David, Saul and Samuel: Structure and Ideology," Boston Theological Institute Bible Colloquium.

1992

"Bible as Myth, Bible as History," Hebrew Union College Conference on Current Academic Understanding of Judaica.

1988

"Medieval Interpretation: Continuity and Innovation," Meyerhoff Lecture at the University of Maryland.

TELEVISION AND RADIO APPEARANCES:

Interviewed on National Public Radio in November 1995 concerning the term "Atonement" in connection to the Million Man March.

Interviewed on episode concerning Abraham for Arts and Entertainment series, "Mysteries of the Bible" (aired January 1995). I also acted as a consultant for several episodes of that series.

Consultant for WGBH (Boston Public Television) documentary on the Ten Commandments.

 

OTHER ACADEMIC PROJECTS:

Consultant for WGBH Nova program on the Bible as History.

Development of on-line instructional program of Bible pilot unit for Me’ah Program.

Development and publication of Me-ah Bible Curriculum through Boston Hebrew College.

Development and implementation of Me-ah on-line project for Boston Hebrew College.

Development(with William Schniedewind) of Macintosh Hypercard software for the instruction of Intermediate Biblical Hebrew at Brandeis University.

Participant in Ford Foundation Seminar on African Culture and the Humanities.

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Oriental Society.

American Schools for Oriental Research.

Association for Jewish Studies.

National Association for Professors of Hebrew.

Society for Biblical Literature.

 

OFFICES CURRENTLY HELD IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Board of Directors, Association for Jewish Studies.

Fundraising Committee, Association for Jewish Studies.

Member of Steering Committee, Deuteronomistic History Group, Society of Biblical Literature.

Associate Editor, Journal of Biblical Literature.

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Reviewed manuscripts for publication in Hebrew Union College Annual, Indiana University Press, Oxford University Press, Magnes Press (Israel), Hebrew Studies, Prooftexts, Pennsylvania State Press, Garland Press, Routledge Press, Jewish Publication Society, Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series, Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal of Biblical Studies, Journal of Religion, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Prooftexts.

On editorial board of Religions and Discourse Series, published by Peter Lang.

Bible Editor for Journal of the American Oriental Society (through 12/00) and Journal of Biblical Literature.

Member of planning committee, New England Society for Biblical Literature (1989-93) and Chair of Old Testament Section, Regional Society of Biblical Literature Conference (1990).

Head of Bible Section of Association for Jewish Studies (1998-2001).

Chair of sessions at the annual meetings of the Association for Jewish Studies 1986, 88, 94, 98) and Society of Biblical Literature (1997, 98, 00).

Reviewed grant applications for the NEH Summer Stipends, NEH Special Projects, NEH Collaborative Research Projects, Buntings Institute of Radcliffe College, National Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Outside reader on dissertations from: University of Chicago, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Outside evaluator for tenure and promotion (names are confidential).

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

UNDERGRADUATE:

Freshman Humanities Course, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Prophecy, Women and the Hebrew Bible (cross-listed with Women’s Studies), Biblical Narrative Texts (Hebrew Text Course), Biblical Poetic Texts (Hebrew Text Course), Song of Songs (Hebrew Text Course), Psalms (Hebrew Text Course), Biblical Wisdom Literature, Love Poetry of the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Historical Texts, Genesis in Jewish and Critical Interpretation (seminar), Intensive Introductory Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew Texts and Grammar.

GRADUATE:

Dead Sea Scrolls, Samuel, Hosea, Amos, Biblical Religion, Jewish Medieval Biblical Commentary, Genesis: A Study in Method, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Biblical Historiography, Introduction to Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew Composition, Reading and Teaching the Hebrew Bible (co-taught with Danny Margolis for the Hornstein Program).

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

2002

Member of Faculty Committee on Disabilities

2002

Member of the CST subcomittee on teaching prizes.

2001-present

Member of Education Committee.

2001-present

Member of the Committee for the Support of Teaching (CST).

2001-present

Member of the CST subcommittee on teaching evaluations.

2001

Member of Provost Search Committee.

2001-02

Member of Intellectual Property Committee.

2000

Member of Bernstein-Marcus Selection Committee.

1999-01

Member of Provost’s Advisory Council.

1999-present

Member of Bronfman Committee (IJE).

1998-01

Chair of Graduate Program of NEJS.

1997-98

Developed Departmental Website.

1997-present

Member of Dorot Fellows Selection Committee.

1997-present

Board member of International Research Institute for Jewish Women.

1996-present

Member of Sachar Scholarship Selection Committee.

1995-present

Member of Departmental GTR Committee.

1995-96

Member of Task Force on Jewish Education (Mandel).

1995-96

Member of Steering Committee on Jewish Education (Mandel).

1995

Member of Planning Committee for Women and the Bible Symposium.

1994-95

Member of Committee on Learning Disabilities.

1993-95, 97

Participant in Graduate Student Orientation (taught focus groups on TA Professor Relations and on leading discussions).

1993-95

Member of Ad Hoc Committee on Study Abroad.

1993-94

Member of Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity at Brandeis.

1993

Main author of brochure on graduate studies in NEJS at Brandeis.

1992-94

Member of the Educational Policy Committee.

1992-present

Member of the Graduate Fellowships Abroad Committee.

1991-1993

Undergraduate Advising Head for Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

1990-1993

Member of Faculty Committee on Computers and the Library.

1990-present

Member Brandeis Admissions Faculty Advisory Committee.

1989-1990

Co-chair of Board of Overseers of Undergraduate Fellows Program.

1989

Main author of brochure on graduate studies in NEJS at Brandeis.

1988-1991

Member of Faculty Senate.

1988-1990

Member of Board of Overseers of Undergraduate Fellows Program.

1988-1990, 1991-93

Mentor in Undergraduate Fellows Program.

1988-1994

Member of Library Select Acquisition Committee.

1988-1991, 93-97

Freshman advisor.

1985-1986

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jewish Studies Program at Yale.