Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
M.T.S. (Boston University School of Theology)
Ph.D. (Brandeis University)
Jeffrey Stackert is a biblical scholar who situates the Hebrew Bible in the context of the larger ancient Near Eastern world in which it was composed. His first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Mohr Siebeck, 2007), addresses literary correspondences among the biblical legal corpora and especially the relationships between similar laws in Deuteronomy and pentateuchal Priestly literature. It was honored with the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He has published essays in various volumes and journals, including Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, and Vetus Testamentum. He also coedited the volumes Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible (T&T Clark, 2008) and Gazing on the Deep: Ancient Near Eastern and Other Studies in Honor of Tzvi Abusch (CDL Press, 2010). He is currently writing a book on the different portrayals of Moses as a prophet in the Torah sources and the legacy of Mosaic prophecy after Moses. He is also co-authoring a commentary on the book of Deuteronomy.
From Prof. Stackert's interview in Circa (Autumn 2009; Number 32).
For the entire text of the interview, please click here.