Publications

Books

Jewish and Christian Women in the Ancient Mediterranean. Textbook. With Sara Parks and Meredith J.C. Warren. London: Routledge Press, December 31, 2021.

Journal Articles

The Old Gods are Fighting Back: Mono- and Polytheistic Tensions in Battlestar Galactica and Jewish Biblical Interpretation.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies 3.1 (Summer 2021).

“Bar Kokhba and Leadership as Seen through the Revolt.” Religion Compass (July 2019): 13.7: 1–10.

Disrupting Biblical Patriarchy in 280 characters: Examining the Inherent Patriarchal Nature of 2 Samuel 11–12.” AJS Perspectives, Patriarchy Issue. Spring 2019.

“The Euphrates as Temporal Marker in 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.” Journal for the Study of Judaism (2016) 47.1:1–15.

“Pseudepigrapha in Current Research.” Religion Compass 7/5 (2013): 149–156.

A Note on the Context of the Phrase ‘Women are Temperamentally Lightheaded’ in BT Kiddushin 80b.” Women in Judaism 9.1 (2012): online journal.

Book Chapters

“2 Esdras” in The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha. Edited by Gerbern Oegema. Oxford: Ox- ford University Press, 2021.

“Scenes from the End of the World in American Popular Culture.” In Oxford Handbook to the Bible in American Popular Culture. Edited by Dan W. Clanton, Jr. and Terry Ray Clark. Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2020.

“Gender and Second Temple Judaism: Challenges & Possibilities.” In Gender and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Shayna Sheinfeld and Kathy Ehrensperger. Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortress, 2020.

“From Nomos to Logos: Torah in First-Century Jewish Texts.” Pages 61–74 in The Message of Paul the Apostle within Second Temple Judaism. Edited by František Ábel. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington/Fortress, 2020.

“The Decline of Jewish Apocalypticism and the Rise of Rabbinic Judaism.” In Apocalypses in Context: Apocalyptic Currents Throughout History. Edited by Kelly J. Murphy and Justin P. Jeffcoat Schedtler. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2016.

“Who is the Righteous Remnant in Romans 9–11? The Concept of Remnant in the Hebrew Bible, Early Jewish Literature and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.” In Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Carlos A. Segovia and Gabriele Boccaccini. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2016.

“Lot’s Daughters and Tamar: Mothers Positively Reimagined in Genesis Rabbah.” In Making Sense of Motherhood: Biblical and Theological Perspectives. Edited by Beth M. Stovell. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016

Edited Volumes

Gender and Second-Temple Judaism. Co-edited with Kathy Ehrensperger. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Press, 2020.

Theology and Westworld. Co-edited with Juli Gittinger. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Press, 2020.

Forthcoming

“2 Esdras/4 Ezra” in The Apocrypha and the Septuagint. Ancient Literature for New Testament Studies Series. Edited by Bruce Longenecker and James Aitken. Zondervan Academic. Expected  2022.

The Road and Apocalypse.” In Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy. Edited by Stacey Peebles and Ben West. New York: Modern Language Association of America, November 2021. (peer reviewed)

“The River Euphrates in 2 Esdras.” Sidebar in HarperCollins Study Bible. New York: HarperCollins, forthcoming.

“The River Euphrates.” Bible Odyssey. Forthcoming 2021.
“Katniss, Christos: Sacrifice and Salvation in Scripture and Young Adult Dystopian Novels,” in

Theology and Dystopia. Edited by Scott Donahue-Martens and Brandon Simpson. Lexington/Fortress. Expected 2022.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Good Omens and the Bible. (Co-edited with Meredith J.C. Warren and Charlotte Naylor Davis, under contract with Sheffield Phoenix Press in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies series.)

“A Millstone Around the Neck: Marriage and Torah Study in b. Ketubot 62b–63a.” (For co-edited volume [Sheinfeld, Ehrensperger], Constructions of Gender in Late Antiquity, in preparation [peer reviewed].)

Dictionary & Encyclopedia Entries

T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. “Demetrius the Chronographer.” Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. New York: T&T Clark, 2019.

End of Days: An Encyclopedia of the Apocalypse. “Apocalyptic Literature,” “Jewish Apocalyptic,” “Messianism,” “Apocalypse of Baruch.” Edited by Wendell G. Johnson. Santa Barbara, Ca: ABC-CLIO, 2017.

4 Enoch “Bar Kokhba.” [http://www.4enoch.org]

Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students. “Dinah,” “Jephthah’s Daughter,” Sadducees.” Edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

Select Book Reviews

Paula Fredriksen, When Christians were Jews: The First Generation in Ancient Jew Review, 2020. https://www.ancientjewreview.com/articles/2020/6/26/book-note-when-christians-were-jews.

Michael E. Stone, Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism” in Review of Biblical Literature, 2019.

Gabriele Boccaccini and Jason M. Zurawski, ed., Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch” in Journal for the Study of Judaism 48/4-5 (2017) 595-597.

Matthias Henze, Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel: Reading Second Baruch in Context” in Dead Sea Discoveries 21.2: 248–250.

Liv Ingeborg Lied, The Other Lands of Israel: Imagination of the Land in 2 Baruch” in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 16.2: 379–381.

Shmuel Shepkaru, Jewish Martyrs in the Pagan and Christian Worlds” in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 40:2.

Mark Andrew Brighton, The Sicarii in Josephus’s Judean War: Rhetorical Analysis and Historical Observations” in Review of Biblical Literature.

David Goodblatt, Elements of Ancient Jewish Nationalism” in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 39:4.

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature” in Review of Biblical Literature.

Tova Hartman, Feminism Encounters Traditional Judaism” in Women in Judaism 6:1.