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Roger Nam Research Bibliography

PUBLICATIONS 

Books

in progress       Ezra-Nehemiah: A Commentary. Old Testament Library Series. Louisville: Westminster John Knox (approved by board, finalizing contract).

2017               The Theology of the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2012               Portrayals of Economic Exchange in the Book of Kings. Biblical Interpretation Series 112. Leiden: Brill.

Refereed Articles

2016               “Design and Analysis Kinesthetic Language Learning: How an Oversight Led to a Revelation.” Teaching Theology and Religion 19:4, 376-384 (co-authored with Travis West and Amanda W. Benckhuysen).

2016               “The Ma‘hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies.” Aram 26, 419-432.

2014               “‘The Poorest of the Land:’ Perceptions and Identity of the Remnant in 2 Kings and Jeremiah.” Journal of Religion and Society Supplement Series 10, 61-69.

2013               “Having Dominion: Inner-biblical Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-28 and the Relationship between Humans and the Fish, Birds and Creeping Things.” Quaker                                 Religious Thought 121, 22-30.

2012               “Power Relations in the Samaria Ostraca.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 144, 155-163.

2009               “A Different Kind of Impression: The Decorative Function of Cylinder Seals in Ugarit.” Ugarit-Forschungen 40, 523-531.

2009               “Online Theological Education: Perspectives from First-Generation Asian Americans.” Theological Education 45, 59-69.

2007               “How to Rewrite Torah: The Case for Proto-Sectarian Ideology in the Reworked Pentateuch (4QRP).” Revue de Qumran 23, 153-165.

Non-Refereed Articles

forthcoming     “Money in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Stephen McKenzie. Berlin: DeGruyter.

forthcoming     “Economics and Israelite Prophecy from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries.” In Wealth and Poverty in the Biblical World. Edited by Matthew Coomber.                Minneapolis: Fortress.

forthcoming     “Unsettled Homecomings: A Repatriate Hermeneutic in Ezra-Nehemiah.” In Reading in These Times: The Critical Task. Edited by Benny Tat-Siang Liew and Fernando Segovia. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press.

2013               “Economics and the Bible.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation. Edited by Steven McKenzie and David Garber, Jr. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 259-267.

2010               “Writing Songs, Singing Songs: Orality and Literacy in the Commission of the Levitical Singers (1 Chronicles 25:1-6).” In The Interface of Orality and Literacy: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres. Edited by Annette Weissenreider and Robert B. Coote. Wissenchaftlichen Untersungen zum Neuen Testament I. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 310-321.

Book Reviews

2016                Social and Economic Life in Second Temple Judea, by Samuel L. Adams, The Sacred Economy, by Roland Boer and The City on a Hill: A Tradition-Historical Study of the Wealth of Nations Tradition, by Michael Chan in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78, 339-345.

2015                Jacob’s Wealth: An Examination into the Nature and Role of Material Possessions in the Jacob-Cycle (Gen 25:19-35:29), by Paul D. Vrolijk, Near Eastern Archaeology 78:2, 120-121.

2013               The Yehud Stamp Impressions: A Corpus of Inscribed Impressions from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods in Judah, by Oded Lipschits and David S. Vanderhooft, Near Eastern Archaeology 76:1, 59-61.

2013               The Surprising Election and Confirmation of King David, by J. Randall Short, Biblical Interpretation 21, 282-283.

2012               From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for the Community Rule, by Alison Schofield, Biblical Theology Bulletin 42, 152-153.

2011               Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law, by David Baker. Interpretation 62, 204-205.

2009               Exchange Relationships at Ugarit, by Kevin M. McGeough, Review of Biblical Literature.

2006               Jerusalem: Portrait of the City in the Second Temple Period (538 B.C.E.-70 C.E.), by Lee I. Levine, The Biblical Historian.

2005               The Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 in Jewish and Christian Sources, edited by Bernd Jankowski, Peter Stuhlmacher; translated by Daniel P. Bailey, Review of Biblical Literature.

Popular Articles

2012- present Regular Contributor for Working Preacher (28 entries).

2017               “Rise Up (Micah 6:1-8)!” In ON Scripture, Huffington Post Religion, Sojourners, Day1, Patheos via Odyssey Networks.

2016               “Do Your Part to Make It A Happy New Year (Jeremiah 31:7-14).” In ON Scripture, Huffington Post Religion, Sojourners, Day1, Patheos via Odyssey Networks.

2015               “Immigration: Love without Borders (1 Kings 8).” In ON Scripture, Huffington Post Religion, Sojourners, Day1, Patheos via Odyssey Networks.

2014-2015    “Stories from the Front (of the Classroom).” For The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning (co-authored with Eric Barreto and Kate Blanchard; 36 entries).

2014               “A Happy Father’s Day from Seoul.” In Huffington Post.

2014               “Go Sell the Oil and Pay Your Debt! Economic Life in Ancient Israel.” In Bible and Interpretation.

2014               “Baptism, Righteousness and the War on Poverty: A 2014 Epiphany (Matthew 3:13-17).” In ON Scripture, Huffington Post Religion, Sojourners, Day1, Patheos via Odyssey Networks.

2013               “Twelve Surprises when Lecturing Less (while Teaching More!).” For The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, General Editor.

2013               “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Lessons from the First Years of the Tenure Track.” For The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, General Editor.

2012               “Pacifism in the Scariest Place on Earth.” In Sojourners.

2012               “Chronicles, Bruno Mars and Disappointment at God.” In Renew 52: Fifty Ideas for Renewing Congregations. Edited by David Lose; e-book for Working Preacher

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

2016               “Methodological Approaches: Karl Polanyi.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Antonio, Texas).

2016               “‘Half Speak Ashdodite and None Can Speak Judean!’ Code-Switching in Ezra-Nehemiah as Identity Marker for Repatriate Judeans and Koreans.” Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting (Seoul, Korea).

2015               “Unsettled Homecomings: A Repatriate Hermeneutic in Ezra-Nehemiah.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia).

2015               “Food Fight: The Role of Meals in Warfare as Reflected in the Arad Letters.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia).

2015               “From Skeptic to Zealot: How a New Professor Learned to Embrace Technology.” Association of Theological Schools Financial Officers and Technology Professionals Conference (Phoenix, Arizona).

2015               “Render Under Artaxerxes? An Investigation into the Taxation Economy of Ezra-Nehemiah.” Keynote Address for the Asbury Theological Seminary Eta Beta Rho Hebrew Society (Wilmore, Kentucky).

2014               “Financialization of Public Discourse and Critically Rereading Biblical Texts: A Response.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Diego, California).

2014               “The Historical Jesus and Jerusalem.” Keynote Address for Chongshin University Reformation Week (Seoul, Korea) [Korean].

2014               “Forty Seven Years Later: Prolegomena to a Theology of the Repatriate.” Sogang University Faculty Seminar (Seoul, Korea) [Korean].

2014               “Remembering Life Before Exile: The Repatriates in Ancient Persia and Modern Korea.” Korean Society of Old Testament Studies (Seoul, Korea) [Korean].

2013               “The Complexity of Debt Forgiveness: Nehemiah 5:1-13 and Persian Period Economies.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland).

2013               “Blogs and Effective Teaching: Reimaging our Physical and Symbolic Classrooms.” The Wabash Center Pre-Meeting Workshop for the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland).

2013               “The Economies of Yehud.” Lilly Fellows Conference on Theological Research (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

2013               “‘The Poorest of the Land:’ Perceptions and Identity of the Remnant in Jeremiah.” Kripke Center of Creighton University Symposium of Religion and Economy (Omaha, Nebraska).

2012               “Having Dominion: Inner-biblical Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-28 and the Relationship between Humans and the Fish, Birds and Creeping Things.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois).

2012               “When Amos Meets Jabez: Towards a Biblical Theology of Wealth and Poverty.” George Fox University Faculty Lecture Series (Newberg, Oregon), available at George Fox University iTunes U.

2011               “Three Different Shekels: Sitze im Leben of Biblical Metrologies.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Francisco, California).

2011               “The Ma‘hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies.” Aram Society of Oxford University conference on Trade and Seafaring in the Ancient Near East (Oxford, England).

2011               “Pentateuchal Traditions and the Sectarian Identity of the Yahad.” Oberseminar Altes Testament, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Marburg, Germany).

2010               “Consultation for Economics in the Biblical World: Trade and Commerce.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia).

2009               “Feasting at the King’s Table: The Political Economy of the Samaria Ostraca.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana).

2009               “Aged Wine, Fine Oil and the Political Consolidation of an Israelite King.” George Fox University Faculty Forum (Newberg, Oregon), available at George Fox University iTunes U.

2008               “‘Go Sell the Oil and Pay your Debt!’ Do 1 and 2 Kings Presume a Market Economy for Ancient Israel?” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts).

2007               “‘Let Me Give You a Gift!’ The Economics of Polanyian Reciprocity in the Book of Kings.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Diego, California).

2007               “‘Let Me Give You a Gift!’ The Economics of Polanyian Reciprocity in the Book of Kings.” The Open University Conference on Iron Age Economics in the Land of Israel (Ra’anana, Israel).

2006               “Grain, Wine and Oil in the Northern Prophets: The Socio-Economic Background of an Agricultural Metaphor.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.).

2006               “Grain, Wine and Oil in the Northern Prophets: The Socio-Economic Background of an Agricultural Metaphor.” Pacific Coast Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Claremont, California).

2006               “How to Rewrite Torah: Sectarian Ideology in the Reworked Pentateuch.” Biblical Colloquium West (San Diego, California).

2005               “How to Rewrite Torah: Sectarian Ideology in the Reworked Pentateuch (4Q364-4Q367).” Pacific Coast Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Tempe, Arizona).

2004               “The Decorative and Administrative Function of Cylinder Seals in Ugarit.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (San Antonio, Texas).

2004               “Introduction to Ugarit and Its Cylinder Seals.” UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (Los Angeles, California).

2003               “When Bad Laws Happen to Good Kings: The Fiscal Impact of Debt Manumission in Deuteronomy 15:1-11.” Pacific Coast Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Davis, California). 

SELECTED SERMONS 

2008-present  Various preaching invitations in the Portland Area (Bethel Presbyterian Church, Eden Presbyterian Church, Life Change Christian Center, Mizpah Church, Reedwood Friends, Rock Harbor Church, others).

2015               “This Land Is my Land.” Asbury Theological Seminary Chapel (Wilmore, Kentucky).

2013               “Opening Invocation.” Oregon State Senate (Salem, Oregon).

2013               “In the Silence.” ATS Conference for Lilly Fellows (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

2011               “Standing on Mount Nebo.” George Fox University Faculty Retreat (Rockaway Beach, Oregon).

2010               “When God Is Silent.” New Life Vision Church (Los Angeles, California).

2009               “Now What?” George Fox Evangelical Seminary Hooding Ceremony (Portland, Oregon).

2008               “And I Thought my Family Was Weird!” George Fox University Student Chapel (Newberg, Oregon), available at George Fox University iTunes U.

2006               “Marriage and Seminary.” (panelist) Fuller Theological Seminary.

2000               “Investing for the Future: Who Still Wants to Become a Millionaire?” New Community Baptist Church Winter Retreat (Lake Tahoe, California).

2001-2006    Pulpit Supply, Family Chapel (Los Angeles, California).

1999-2001    Pulpit Supply, New Life Nazarene Church (Cupertino, California).

1994-1996    Pulpit Supply, Yonsei International Christian Fellowship (Seoul, Korea).

1994-1996    Pulpit Supply, Choong Hyun Presbyterian Church (Seoul, Korea). 

MULTIMEDIA APPEARANCES

2015                “Seven Minute Seminary: The Accomplishments of Ezra and Nehemiah,” video for Seedbed. [Video shot in English and Korean]

2015               “Stories from the Front (of the Classroom),” four promotional episodes for The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.

2014               “Ancient Economies,” “Prophets and Wealth” and “Wealth in Samaria,” video interviews for Bible Odyssey; clip featured on the Bible Odyssey promotional trailer.

INDIVIDUAL GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016             George Fox University, Faculty Summer Research Grant, “Oral Traditions, Scribal Cultures and the Bible.”

2014-2015    George Fox University, Sabbatical, “A Theology of the Repatriate.”

2013-2014    George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, “Peoples at the Margins in the Biblical World.”

2012-2013    Association for Theological Schools, Lilly Theological Research Grant, “‘Our Fields and Vineyards Belong to Others!’ Economic Redistribution in Nehemiah in Light of Recent Epigraphic and Numismatic Finds.”

2012-2013    George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, “The Economy of Yehud.”

2011-2012    George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, “Intertextuality and the Relationship of Humankind among Fish, Birds and Creeping Things.”

2011             The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Summer Fellowship, “Studies in Genesis Intertextuality.”

2010-2011    George Fox University, Faculty Achievement Award: Graduate Faculty Researcher of the Year.

2010-2011    George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, “The Ma‘hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies.”

2010-2011     The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Pre-Tenure Theological Faculty Workshop, Fellow.

2009              George Fox University, Faculty Summer Research Grant, “The Political Economy of the Samaria Ostraca.”

2006              UCLA, NELC Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship.

2005-2006     UCLA, Graduate Research Mentorship.

2004              UCLA, NELC Summer Language Fellowship for Modern Hebrew.

2003-2006     UCLA, NELC Department Graduate Fellowship.

2003              Fuller Theological Seminary, William Sanford LaSor Award in Old Testament. 

2001-2003     Fuller Theological Seminary, Center for Advanced Theological Studies Full Fellowship.

1996               Chongshin Theological Seminary, Academic Excellence Scholarship.

1995-1996    Chongshin Theological Seminary, Foreign Student Scholarship.

1990               UCLA, Dean’s List.

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS 

2016-2020    Lilly Endowment, Inc. High School Youth Theology Initiative, George Fox University, lead principal and co-author with Leah Payne, Steve Sherwood, Trisha Welstad ($462,053).

2016-2017    The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Peer Mentoring Grant, co-author with John Ahn, Paul Cho, Paul Kim and Bo Lim ($7500). 

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