My Other Projects

1. Involvement in Bible Translation

Apocrypha Editor, The Common English Bible, Abingdon Press (2007-2011).  Recruited translation teams for each book of the Apocrypha; edited their work after receiving reports from readability consultants and reading groups.  Also served as first translator for Prayer of Manasseh, Psalm 151, and 4 Maccabees; consulting translator for the Epistle to the Hebrews; and editor for the Revelation of John.  Published in The Common English Bible With the Apocrypha (Nashville: Abingdon, 2011).

Translator/Reviser, The Apocrypha: English Standard Version, Oxford University Press. Responsible for the translation/revision of Sirach 1-26, Lettter of Jeremiah, Prayer of Manasseh, Psalm 151, 3 Maccabees, 2 Esdras, and 4 Maccabees.  Published in The English Standard Version Bible with the Apocrypha (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 1237-64, 1299-1301, 1378-1438.

2. Contributions to Reference Works and Study Bibles

“Revelation,” forthcoming in Robert Brawley, gen. ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Ethics (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press).

“Rhetorical Criticism,” forthcoming in Stephen McKenzie, gen. ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press).

“Wisdom of Ben Sira” and “Additions to Daniel,” forthcoming in Joel B. Green, ed., The Common English Bible Study Bible (Nashville: Abingdon).

Introduction and Annotations to 4 Maccabees, Lost Bible (ed. James Kugel, Lawrence Schiffman, and Emmanuel Tov; Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, forthcoming).

“Pseudepigrapha,” Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible (ed. Michael Coogan; Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 212-28.

“Apocrypha,” in Judith Baskin (ed.), Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 19-21.

“Circumcision” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (ed. Joel B. Green; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 139-40.

“Clean and Unclean in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (ed. Joel B. Green; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 145-47.

“Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (ed. Joel B. Green; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 221-24.

“Hebrews” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (ed. Joel B. Green; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 360-61.

“Nations, Peoples, and Empires, Part II,” in Gordon D. Fee and Robert Hubbard (eds.), Eerdmans Companion to the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), 492-95.

Introduction and Annotations to 4 Maccabees, Oxford Annotated Bible, 4th edition (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) 359-380.

Introduction and Annotations to Hebrews, The Wesley Study Bible (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008), 1483-1497.

“Honor and Shame,” in Tremper Longman and Peter Enns (eds.), Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom and Poetical Books (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 287-300.

“Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” in Craig A. Evans (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (NewYork and London: Routledge, 2008), 15-22.

“Martyr and Martyrdom in Jewish Late Antiquity,” in Craig A. Evans (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (New York and London: Routledge, 2008), 386-393.

“Maccabees, Fourth Book of” in Katherine Doob Sakenfeld (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2008), 746-750.

“Social Scientific Criticism, NT” in Katherine Doob Sakenfeld (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2009), 311.

“Nations, Peoples, and Empires, Part II,” in Eerdmans Handbook to the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).

“Hebrews, Epistle to the” in Katherine Doob Sakenfeld (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Volume 2 (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2007), 779-786.

“Gratitude,” in Katherine Doob Sakenfeld (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Volume 2 (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2007), 662-663.

“Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals,” in Katherine D. Sakenfeld (ed.), New Interpreter’s Dictionary of theBible. Volume 1 (Nashville: Abingdon, 2006), 195-200.

“Cultural Relationships in the World of the New Testament,” in Stanley Porter (ed.), Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (London: Routledge, 2006), 67-69.

“Hebrews,” “1 & 2 Peter,” and “Jude” in C. A. Evans (ed.), Bible Knowledge Background Commentary, vol. 3, pp. 199-256 and 289-340 (Elgin, IL: Cook Communications/ Chariot Victor Publishing, 2005).

Introductions and Notes on 1-4 Maccabees and 1-2 Esdras, pp.1405-1470, 1493-1611 in Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Walter Brueggemann, and Eugene Peterson (eds.), The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005).

“Apocrypha,” pp. 53-57 in K. J. Vanhoozer (gen. ed.), Dictionary for Theological  Interpretation of the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005).

“4 Maccabees,” pp. 888-901 in J. D. G. Dunn and J. W. Rogerson, eds., Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003).

“Honor and Shame,” pp. 431-436 in D. W. Baker (ed.), Dictionary of the Old Testament:  Pentateuch (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002).

“Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” pp. 58-64 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).  Repr. in D. G. Reid, ed., Dictionary of the New Testament (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004).

“Honor and Shame,” pp. 518-522 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New  Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“Patronage in the Greco-Roman World,” pp. 766-771 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000).

“Ruler Cult,” pp. 1026-1030 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove. IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“Sirach,” pp. 1116-1124 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“Testament of Moses,” pp. 1192-1199 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“3 and 4 Maccabees,” pp. 661-666 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of NewTestament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“Wisdom of Solomon,” pp. 1268-1276 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

“Writing and Literature — Jewish,” pp. 1289-1299 in C. A. Evans and S. Porter, eds., Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000).

“Grace,” pp. 524-526 in D. N. Freedman, ed., Eerdmans Dictionary of  the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000).

“Maccabees, Third and Fourth Books of,” pp. 839-841 in D. N. Freedman, ed., Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000).

“Exaltation, Enthronement,” pp. 359-63  in P. H. Davids and R. P. Martin, eds., Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997).

“Heaven, New Heavens,” pp. 439-43 in P. H. Davids and R. P. Martin, eds., Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997).

“Repentance, Second Repentance,” pp. 1011-15 in P. H. Davids and R. P. Martin, eds., Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1997).

“Visions, Ecstatic Experience,” pp. 1194-98 in the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1997).

 

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