Researcher in Hebrew Bible and early Judaism. Teacher of all things critical religion. Philologist-at-large. Citizen.


PhD in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)

Other Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

“Embedded Written Documents as Colonial Mimicry in Ezra-Nehemiah,” Biblical Interpretation 25

“Seeking the Divine, Divining the Seekers: The Status of Outsiders who Seek Yahweh in Ezra 6:21,” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 15/5

‘“The Wealth of Nations Shall Come to You’: Light, Tribute, and Implacement in Isaiah 60,” Vetus Testamentum 64: 611-622.

Book Chapters

“Understanding by Design: Judaic Studies at University,” in G. Brooke Lester with Christopher M. Jones and Jane S. Webster, Understanding Bible by Design, Seminarium Elements (Minneapolis: Fortress), 97-117.

 Public Scholarship

“Is there a Canon in this Class?” in Ancient Jew Review (http://www.ancientjewreview.com/articles/2016/3/30/is-there-a-canon-in-this-class)

Blog Posts


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