CV

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EDUCATION

Ph.D.   Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

  • Biblical and Theological Studies, Old Testament


  • M.A.    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Hebrew and Semitic Studies


  • B.A.    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Double Major: Hebrew and Semitic Studies; Jewish Studies
  • Minor:  Religious Studies

  • PUBLICATONS

  • “Ezekiel 16 and the Song of Moses: A Prophetic Transformation?” Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011): 87–108. [pdf]
  • “The Additions to Ben Sira and the Book’s Multiform Textual Witness,” in The Texts and Versions of the Book of Ben Sira: Transmission and Interpretations (ed. Jean-Sébastien Rey and Jan Joosten; Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 150; Leiden: Brill, 2011), 237–56. [pdf] [info]
  • For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (ed. Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013). [info]
  • “Deuteronomy and Ezekiel’s Theology of Exile,” in For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (ed. Jason S. DeRouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth J. Turner; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013), 287–306. [pdf] [to purchase here]
  • PRESENTATIONS

    Society of Biblical Literature

  • “Deuteronomic Influence in the Book of Ezekiel,” Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Baltimore, 2013)
  • “Ezekiel’s Deuteronomic Theology of Exile,” Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Chicago, 2012)
  • “Qoheleth’s Pessimistic Response to Death,” Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Atlanta, 2010)
  • “Ezekiel 16 and the Song of Moses: A Prophetic Transformation?” Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (New Orleans, 2009)
  • “Revisiting the Origins of the Additions to Ben Sira,” Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Boston, 2008)
  • Evangelical Theological Society

  • “Deuteronomy as Scripture,” Panelist in the Pentateuch section “Deuteronomy as Good News: A Conversation with Daniel I. Block” at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Baltimore, 2013)
  • “Ezekiel’s ‘Deuteronomic’ Theology of Exile,” Ezekiel & Daniel Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (San Francisco, 2011)
  • “Ezekiel’s ‘No-Good Laws’ (Ezek 20:25): A Reexamination,” Old Testament Prophets Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Atlanta, 2010)
  • “The Pentateuchal Legal Foundations for Ezekiel’s Social Ethic,” at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (New Orleans, 2009)
  • “Indeterminacy in the Garden of Eden Story: The Insignificance of the Unspoken,” Old Testament Narrative Literature Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Providence, 2008)
  • Other

  • “The Additions to Ben Sira and the Book’s Multiform Textual Witness,” at the
    International Colloquium “Identités et altérités: les différentes versions du Siracide”
    (Metz, France, October 16, 2009)

  • BOOK REVIEWS

  • Sharon Moughtin-Mumby, Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel (Oxford University Press) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 9 (2009), online. [read]
  • Paul Joyce, Ezekiel: A Commentary (T&T Clark) in Biblical Interpretation 18 (2010): 178-79. [pdf]
  • William A. Tooman and Michael A. Lyons, eds., Transforming Visions: Transformations of Text, Tradition, and Theology in Ezekiel (Pickwick) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 11 (2011), online. [read]
  • Michael A. Lyons, From Law to Prophecy: Ezekiel’s Use of the Holiness Code (T&T Clark) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 111-12. [pdf]
  • David G. Firth and H. G. M. Williamson, eds., Interpreting Isaiah: Issues and Approaches (InterVarsity) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (2011): 546-48. [pdf]
  • Carlos Granados Garcia, La nueva alianza como recreación: Estudio exegético de Ez 36,16-38 (Pontifical Biblical Institute) in Vetus Testamentum, contracted.

    FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • John William Wevers Prize in Septuagint Studies, Awarded by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies for “The Additions to Ben Sira and the Book’s Multiform Textual Witness,” 2010
  • L. John and Marjorie Look Buyse Ph.D. Fellowship, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • University of Wisconsin Book Store Academic Excellence Award, 2006
  • Ida and Isaac Lipton Essay Award, Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin, 2006
  • Laurence and Frances Weinstein Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Department of Hebrew & Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin, 2005-06
  • University of Wisconsin Hilldale Research Fellowship, Awarded for Study of the Additions to the Wisdom of Ben Sira, 2005