David A. Skelton

PhD, Religions of Western Antiquity, FSU

Books

Singers of Wisdom: Music and Pedagogy in Ben Sira and the Second Temple Period. Brill. Forthcoming.

The Wisdom of Ben Sira according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. Antioch Bible Series. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (with Blake Jurgens, Jacob Lollar). Forthcoming.


Peer-Reviewed journal articles

"Angels Among Us? The Watchers Myth and Angelology in Ephrem’s Commentary on Genesis.” In Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Accepted for publication).

Under Review “Did Ben Sira Sing in Class?: Ben Sira and the Wisdom Psalms Revisited,” Journal of Biblical Literature.

“Ben Sira’s Imaginative Theodicy: Reflections on the Aaronide Priesthood under Gentile Rule,” Restoration Quarterly 51 (2009): 1-12.


Book Chapters

“‘Thus You Shall Say With A Loud Voice’ (Sir 39:15 MS B): Singers of Wisdom in Ben Sira and the Second Temple Period.” Proceedings Volume for JSJSup. Forthcoming

“Wisdom of Solomon in Syriac” (with Jacob Lollar)” in Textual History of the Bible. Vol. 2: Deutero-Canonical Scriptures (ed. Matthias Henze). Forthcoming.

“Esther” (with Mark Hamilton), in Mark Hamilton et al., eds., The Transforming Word: A One-Volume Bible Commentary (Abilene: ACU Press, 2009).


encyclopedia articles

 

Forthcoming, “Wisdom at Qumran” in Cambridge Companion to the Biblical Wisdom Literature, ed. Katherine Dell. Expected Publication in 2021.

Forthcoming “Wisdom of Solomon in Syriac” (with Jacob Lollar)” in Textual History of the Bible. Vol. 2: Deutero-Canonical Scriptures (ed. Matthias Henze). Expected Publication 2020.

שקד” in vol. 3 of Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten (ed. H-J. Fabry; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer-Verlag, 2016) (Contributions translated into German for publication).

“I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” in Mary Ann Beavis and Michael Gilmour, eds., Dictionary of the Bible and Western  Culture: A Handbook for Students (Waco, Tex.: Sheffield  Phoenix Press, 2012).

“Wings of Morning,” in Mary Ann Beavis and Michael Gilmour, eds., Dictionaryof the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students (Waco, Tex.: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012).


reviews

 

Forthcoming    Benjamin Wold. 4QInstruction: Division and Hierarchies (Leiden: Brill, 2018). In Revue de Qumran.

Forthcoming   John J. Collins, The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Oakland: University of California Press, 2017). In Restoration Quarterly

2019Judith Newman. Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in early Judaism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). Review in Ancient Jew Review. Online July 16

Michael P. Knowles, The Unfolding Mystery of the Divine Name: The God of Sinai in Our Midst (Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity, 2012).  In Leaven 21 (2013):113-1

 Harold Shank, Listening to His Heartbeat (Joplin, Miss.:    College, 2009). In Restoration Quarterly 53 (2011): 177-178.