- Story and Sacrifice: Ritual and Narrative in the Priestly Pentateuchal Source (in preparation).
- The Priestly Narrative: A Hebrew Edition with English Translation and Introduction (proposal under review).
Peer Reviewed Articles
- “Ritual Sequence and Narrative Constraints in Lev 9:1–10:3,” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 17 (2017): 1–35.
- “The Composition of Numbers 32: A New Proposal,” Vetus Testamentum 63 (2013): 408–432. Available here or
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- “The Literary Representation of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible,” in New Perspectives on Ritual in the Biblical World, ed. Laura Quick and Melissa Ramos (T & T Clark, forthcoming).
- “On the State of Pentateuchal Criticism,” Ancient Jew Review, November 30, 2014. https://www.ancientjewreview.com/articles/2014/11/30/bible-and-babel-on-the-state-of-pentateuchal-source-criticism
- An article on the technical legal meaning of the niphal of ḥšb in the priestly writings
This article argues for a new translation of the niphal of ḥšb in the priestly source. Rather than understanding this verb as referring to “accounting” or “crediting” as has typically been the case, I show that the use of this verb is limited to a very specific legal scenario related to the inappropriate possession of sacrificial material. I further argue that the concept of “credit theology” is foreign to the priestly source as it has been derived from a misinterpretation of the niphal of ḥšb in Lev 7:18; 17:4; and Num 18:27, 30.
- “Manna, Korah, and the Rearrangement of Story Elements in the Compiled Pentateuch.”
This article presents a compositional analysis of the manna story in Exodus 16 and the Korah episode in Numbers 16–18. After isolating the priestly strands in each, it argues that the two stories were originally a single episode in the priestly narrative. This episode was then combined with another priestly story, and then later still, combined with other pentateuchal sources. It further argues that in the process of combining the priestly narrative with the other pentateuchal sources, the editor(s) divided the priestly episode in two and set the manna story forty years earlier than the Korah episode. This article addresses how this editorial decision affects both plot and characterization in the priestly source.
- “Priestly List-Making and the Narrative Progression of Time.”