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    Michael Johnson is a fifth year PhD candidate in the early Judaism area of the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. His dissertation re-examines the categories for the psalms in 1QHodayota a manuscript containing the Thanksgiving Hymns (Hodayot)—a collection of early Jewish poetry that was found in eight copies among the Dead Sea scrolls. His interests include the material reconstruction of Dead Sea scrolls, digital tools and approaches for ancient manuscripts, genre theory, and digital humanities.


    Ph.D., Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    M.A., Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
    M.Div., Scripture and Interpretation, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    B.A., Biblical Studies, Huntington University, Huntington, IN



    2017 Michael Brooks Johnson, “A Case Study in Professional Ethics Concerning Secondary Publications of Unprovenanced Artefacts: The Re-Edition DSS F.Instruction1,” Distant Worlds Journal, Forthcoming.

    2016 Michael Brooks Johnson, “A Fragment of Instruction,” in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection, ed. Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke, Publications of the Museum of the Bible 1 (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 222–36.

    Book Reviews:

    2017 Review of Trine B. Hasselbalch, Meaning and Context in the Thanksgiving Hymns: Linguistic and Rhetorical Perspectives on a Collection of Prayers from Qumran, Early Judaism and Its Literature 42 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015) in Ancient Jew Review.

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