B.S. Allegheny College (Physics, 1965)
M. Div. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. (1969).
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Hebrew and Cognate Languages, 1971).
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Hebrew and Semitic Studies, 1973).
Thesis: The Functional Syntax of the Hebrew Verb Clause in
the Sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls.
Lecturer in Biblical
Studies, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, 1976.
Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaelogy, Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies,
University of Wisconsin Extension, 1974-1976.
Lecturer in Biblical and Islamic Studies, Susquehanna University, 1981-1984.
Lecturer in Old Testament, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, 1985.
Assistant Professor of Religion, Berea College, 1985-1991.
Associate Professor of Religion, Berea College, 1991- .
Courses Taught at Berea
REL 101: Introduction
to Scripture: Wrestling with God.
REL 102: Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots and Christians: Judaism Between the
REL 105: An Introduction to the Old Testament.
REL 107: An Introduction to the New Testament.
REL 112: Judaism (Short Term, 1990).
REL 119: Archaeology and the Bible.
REL 126: Readings in Genesis.
REL 140: Traditions in Islam.
REL 215: The Prophets.
REL 216: The Psalms and the Spiritual Life.
REL 274: Contemporary Theology
REL 292: Senior Seminar in Religion
REL 290: Independent Study:
Feminist Theology and the Exegesis of Genesis.
GST 205/206: Religious and Historical Perspectives.
GST 200: Western Traditions I.
GST 293/275: Christianity and Contemporary Culture: At Sea
Hebrew 286: Exegetical Studies in Ruth.
Research, Scholarly Activities, Publications:
"Exegetical Aids for Parish Pastors." Newsletter of the Southern
Wisconsin District. American Lutheran Church.
1976 "Hebrew Manuscripts in the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library."
Newsletter of the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library.
1976 Co-editor, Conservation of Library Materials, Madison, University of
1979-1981 Assistant Surveyor/Architect, Archaeological Excavations at Tel-
Dan and Tel-Aro'er, Israel (Hebrew Union College).
1982 "Epiphany Texts and the Akedah." Bulletin of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary 62/4. Exegetical Study of Genesis 22.
1983 "Review of Leslie McFall, The Enigma of the Hebrew Verb Clause."
Hebrew Studies, Journal of the National Association of Professors
of Hebrew, 24.
1983-1989 Surveyor/Architect, Archaeological Excavations at Khirbet Iskander,
Jordan (Drew University).
1984 "The Waiting Prophet: A Midrash." Bulletin of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary 64/4. Exegetical Study of Habakkuk 2:1.
1984 Hebrew Inscriptions: A Classified Biography. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated
University Presses, 1984.
1985-1991 Senior Staff Member, Excavations at Tel Safut, Jordan (Seton Hall
1986 Respondent: "Digging for Biblical Roots: An Exhibit of Middle Eastern
Antiquities." sponsored by Miami University of Ohio and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
1986 "Recent Developments on Northwest Semitic Epigraphy," paper read
at the Society of Biblical Literature and American Schools of
Oriental Research Southeast Regional Meetings.
1986 "Review of Ben-Zion Wachholder: The Dawn of Qumran." Hebrew
Studies, Journal of the National Association of Professors
of Hebrew, 26/2.
1986 "Images From This Side of Exodus," Entre, Journal of the National Lutheran
Campus Ministry 3/8.
1986 "Topographic and Control Survey, Khirbet Iskander Architectural Plans" in
"Excavations at Khirbet Iskander," Expedition 28/1.
1986 "Attended Society of Biblical Literature/American Schools of Oriental
Research Annual Meetings. Purpose: to participate on senior
staff planning sessions for the 1987 archaeological excavations at
Khirbet Iskander and Tell Safut, Jordan.
1987 Consultant, "Archaeology for Liberal Arts," Department of Religious Studies,
Seton Hall University.
1987 Senior Staff Member, Excavations at Tell Safut, Jordan (Seton Hall
University). Senior Staff Member, Excavations at Khirbet Iskander,
Jordan (Drew University).
1987 "Tell Safut: Topographic and Control Survey" in "Tell Safut Excavations, 1982-
1985, Preliminary Report." Annual of the Department of Antiquities of
1989 "Khirbet Iskander Topographic and Control Survey: Area B and C
Architectural Top Plans and Sections," in "The 1987 Expedition
to Khirbet Iskander and Its Vicinity: Fourth Preliminary Report."
Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Supplement
1989 "An Uncomfortable Season," Katallagete 11/1. Exegetical study of
I Samuel 3:1-10.
1989 Associate Director, Excavations at Tell Safut, Jordan (Seton Hall University).
1990 Co-author, "Tell Safut Excavations, 1989, Preliminary Report," Annual of
the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 33.
1990-1996 Preparation of Topography and Architecture of Khirbet Iskander and
Tell Safut for final publication.
1991 Hebrew Inscriptions: A Classified Biography. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated
University Presses, 1984, cited and indexed in G.I. Davies',
Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions, Cambridge, Cambridge University
1993-1994 Sabbatical Leave: Preparation of database for Hebrew Inscriptions.
1995 Hebrew Inscriptions: A Classified Bibliography. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated
University Presses, 1984, cited in J. Renz's, Althebraischen
Inschriften, Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
1996 Summer Research: Updating database for Hebrew Inscriptions (assisted
by student researcher). This project developed into the Northwest
Semitic Inscriptions Archive project.
1996-1997 Consultant, Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan (Drew University).
1997 Appalachian College Association Mellon Faculty Student Research Grant for
work on the Northwest Semitic Inscriptions Archive project.
1996-1998 Consultant, Excavations at Tel Safut, Jordan (Seton Hall University)
1998 NSIA project put online
1998 Invited to participate in the 1999 season of excavations at Tel Safut, Jordan,
(Seton Hall University) in order to update architecture and topography
of the site.
1994-1999 Associate Dean of General Education, Berea College.
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