David A. Skelton

PhD, Religions of Western Antiquity, FSU


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

“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

"Angels Among Us? The Watchers Myth and Angelology in Ephrem’s Commentary on Genesis.” In vol. 3 of Eastern Mediterranean Texts and Contexts. 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


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).



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.