Dr. Jason Radine
B.A. (Philosophy), University of Michigan
M.A. and Ph.D. (Near Eastern Studies), University of Michigan.
The origins of Israelite/Jewish identity in the ancient Near East, intra-religious conflict in biblical texts, ancient Near Eastern culture and religion, modern Judaism, ethical issues in religion. Dr. Radine's current research projects are on the phenomenon of literary prophecy and its role in the development of Israelite/Jewish religious and political thought.
112: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
114: Jesus and the Gospels
116: Paul and Early Christianity
226: From Prophecy to the Apocalypse
227: Ancient Near Eastern Religion
246: War and Peace in the Biblical World
251: Modern Jewish Religious Movements
In Summer 2009, Dr. Radine led Moravian College students to an archaeological excavation in Ramat Rahel, Israel (on the outskirts of Jerusalem). See the dig blog at www.houndsintheground.blogspot.com
Dr. Radine is also the faculty advisor for the Moravian College Hillel Society. Hillel is the club for Jewish life on campus.
The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah, Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen, Germany) Forschungen zum Alten Testament 45, 2010.
Jason Radine proposes that the book of Amos is not a work of "prophecy" as the phenomenon is known from the ancient Near East, but rather a religio-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the northern kingdom.
"'Hear this Word that I Take up over You in Lamentation (Amos 5:1)': Lamentation Themes in the Book of Amos" in Why?...How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, edited by LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda; T&T Clark International (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 552), appearing in March 2011.
"Judahite Anti-Northernism and the Formation of the Book of the Four" to appear in Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft in 2011.
Recent Book Reviews:
Review of Zwischen Bekehrungseifer und Philosemitismus, edited by Peter Vogt, Kleine Texte des Pietismus, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007; Journal of Moravian History, in press.
Review of Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: A Theological Commentary, by Philip Peter Jenson, LHB/OTS 496, New York: T&T Clark, 2008; Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71/4:864–866, October 2009.
Review of The Edited Bible: The Curious History of the "Editor" in Biblical Criticism, by John Van Seters, Winona Lake: Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2006; JAOS 129.3 (2009):6–7.
Recent and Forthcoming Conference Presentation:
"Judahite Anti-Northernism and the Formation of the Book of the Four (Hos; Amos; Mic; Zeph)," for presentation at "Perspectives on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations – Redactional Processes – Historical Insights" International Conference at the University of Münster, Germany, January 14–16, 2011
"From Samaria to Jerusalem: The Changing Scope of the Book of Amos in the Process of Textual Expansion," paper delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11/22/2009.
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