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MemberZachary Margulies

… Lament in 2 Samuel 1 and the Women’s Laments of the Iliad.” Emerging Voices in Samuel Studies Symposium. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. April 25-27, 2019.

“The Mighty Fallen: Lament over the Fallen Warrior in Homer and the Hebrew Bible.” Broadening Horizons 6. Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany. June 24-28, 2019….
…PhD New York University; expected May 2020
Hebrew and Judaic Studies: Hebrew Bible
MPhil New York University; 2018
Hebrew and Judaic Studies
MA University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); 2013
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
BA Brandeis University; 2010
Classics; Near Eastern and Judaic Studies…

I am a doctoral candidate at New York University, studying the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East under the advisement of Mark S. Smith. My dissertation is a study of the poetic laments over fallen warriors in the Homeric Epic tradition and the Hebrew Bible. Dissertation “David, Achilles, and the Women’s Laments: Lamentation over the Fallen Warrior in the Hebrew Bible and Homer” Interests Hebrew Bible, Biblical Poetry, Early/Archaic Greek Poetry, Oral Poetics, Eastern Mediterranean Cross-cultural Interaction, Levantine Archaeology

MemberNathan Hays

…PhD (ABD), Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2019 (anticipated)
     Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
     Dissertation Topic: The Interlocutors in the Book of Malachi
     Supervisor: Professor James Nogalski
    
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, 2013 (summa cum laude)
 
B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2010 (summa cum laude)                                                

I am a doctoral candidate in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Baylor University studying the interlocutors in the book of Malachi.

MemberErica Mongé-Greer

Erica Mongé-Greer primarily works with Hebrew Bible texts in conversation with other ancient Near Eastern literature, such as Ugaritic, Akkadian, Phoenician, Aramaic and other photo semitic texts. Special interest in mythology and cultural-linguistic connections. Dissertation research focused on Myth and Ethics in the Hebrew Bible Psalms. Conference presentations include Singing the Exodus: Spiritual Songs that Exegete the Hebrew Bible in the Antibellum South (2013); The Story Does Not End Here: Pughat’s role as a human agent in the Aqhat narrative from Ugarit (2013); Who watches the watchers? אלהים as Kings, Judges and Gods (2017); Sing A Song for the Poor: A Study of the Language of Poverty in the Psalter (2018).

MemberRonald Troxel

…Current book project: A Commentary on the Old Greek and the Peshiṭta of Isaiah 1-20.

Pending project: A Commentary on the Old Greek and the Peshiṭta of Isaiah 21-39.

I have accepted editorship of Isaiah 1-39 in The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition, Scholars Press (formerly The Oxford Hebrew Bible). http://ohb.berkeley.edu

Invited book chapter: “OG-Isaiah as a Witness to the Composition of the Book of Isaiah.” This will appear in a volume of essays te…
…Books

Joel: Scope, Genres, and Meaning. Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Prophetic Literature: From Oracles to Books. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley Academic Publishers, 2012.

LXX-Isaiah as Translation and Interpretation: The Strategies of the Translator of the Septuagint of Isaiah. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008. (N.B. this book was the subject of a two-and-a-half hour panel review at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literat…

From January, 1991 through May, 2016 I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I began as academic staff but eventually transitioned to tenured faculty, achieving the rank of Professor by retirement in May, 2016. I taught undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Biblical Hebrew, introductory courses in Hebrew Bible and Early Christian Literature, Prophets of the Bible, History-telling in the Bible, Jewish Literature of the Greco-Roman Period, The Gospels, and Pauline Christianity. In our graduate program in Hebrew Bible I taught year-long studies on the Hebrew books of the Pentateuch, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Job, Advanced Hebrew Grammar and Composition, Syriac Language and Literature, and graduate seminars on The Book of the Twelve, Philology and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and Jewish Hellenistic Literature. I continue to guide the work of dissertators and serve on dissertation defense committees. In the fall of 2017 I will join the Minister of Faith Formation at Wayzata Community Church, Rustin Comer (Ph.D. candidate in theology at Claremont Graduate University) in offering a full curriculum of biblical and theological courses in the church’s adult education program. From January, 2010 through May, 2014 I served as chair of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, overseeing the transfer of its program of modern Hebrew into the Jewish Studies Program and the merger of the program in Hebrew Bible with Classics to form a Department of Classical and Near Eastern studies.