Roger Nam Research Bibliography
Forty-Seven Years Later: A Theology of the Repatriate in Ezra-Nehemiah. (in progress)
Portrayals of Economic Exchange in the Book of Kings. Biblical Interpretation Series 112 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
"The Ma'hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies." Aram 13 (2014, forthcoming).
“‘The Poorest of the Land’: Perceptions and Identity of the Remnant in Jeremiah.” Journal of Religion and Society 10 (2013): 61-69.
“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 (2013): 22-30.
“Power Relations in the Samaria Ostraca.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 144 (2012): 155-163.
“Writing Songs, Singing Songs: Orality and Literacy in the Commission of the Levitical Singers (1 Chronicles 25:1-6).” Pages 310-321 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, 2010.
“A Different Kind of Impression: The Decorative Function of Cylinder Seals in Ugarit.” Ugarit-Forschungen 40 (2009): 523-531.
“Online Theological Education: Perspectives from First-Generation Asian Americans.” Theological Education 45 (2009): 59-69.
“How to Rewrite Torah: The Case for Proto-Sectarian Ideology in the Reworked Pentateuch (4QRP).” Revue de Qumran 23 (2007): 153-165.
"Economics and the Bible." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Intepretation. Edited by Steven McKenzie and David Garber, Jr. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Review of 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 (forthcoming).
Review of The Yehud Stamp Impressions: A Corpus of Inscribed Impressions from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods in Judah, by Obed Lipschits and David S. Vanderhooft, Near Eastern Arachaeology (forthcoming)
Review of From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for the Community Rule, by Alison Schofield, Biblical Theology Bulletin (forthcoming).
Review of The Surprising Election and Confirmation of King David, by J. Randall Short, Biblical Interpretation (forthcoming).
Review of Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law, by David Baker. Interpretation 62 (2011): 204-205.
Review of Exchange Relationships at Ugarit, by Kevin M. McGeough. Review of Biblical Literature (July 2009).
Review of Jerusalem: Portrait of the City in the Second Temple Period (538 B.C.E.-70 C.E.), by Lee I. Levine. The Biblical Historian (2006).
Review of 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 (July 2005).
Selected Academic Presentations
"Financialiization of Public Discourse and Critically Rereading Biblical Texts: A Response." National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (San Diego, California), November 2014.
"Remembering Life Before Exile: The Repatriates in Ancient Persia and Modern Korea.” Korean Society of Old Testament Studies (Seoul, Korea), October 2014.
“The Complexity of Debt Forgiveness: Nehemiah 5:1-13 and Persian Period Economies.” National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Baltimore, Maryland), November 2013.
“Blogs and Effective Teaching: Reimaging our Physical and Symbolic Classrooms.” Wabash Center Pre-Meeting Workshop for the National Meeting for the American Academy of Religion (Baltimore, Maryland), November 2013.
"The Economies of Yehud." Lilly Conference on Theological Research (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), February 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), February 2013.
“Having Dominion: Innerbiblical Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-28 and the Relationship between Humans and the Fish, Birds and Creeping Things.” American Academy of Religion (Chicago, Illinois) November 2012.
“When Amos Meets Jabez: Towards a Biblical Theology of Wealth and Poverty.” George Fox University Faculty Lecture Series (Newberg, Oregon), March 2012, available at George Fox University iTunes U.
“Three Different Shekels: The Sitze im Leben of Biblical Metrologies.” National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (San Francisco, California), November 2011.
“The Ma‘hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies.” Aram Society conference on Trade and Seafaring in the Ancient Near East (Oxford, England), July 2011.
“Pentateuch Traditions and the Sectarian Identity of the Yahad.” Old Testament Colloquium, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Marburg, Germany), June 2011.
“Consultation for Economics in the Biblical World: Trade and Commerce.” National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Atlanta, Georgia), November 2010.
“Feasting at the King’s Table: The Political Economy of the Samaria Ostraca.” National Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (New Orleans, Louisiana), November 2009.
“Aged Wine, Fine Oil and the Political Consolidation of an Israelite King.” George Fox University Faculty Forum (Newberg, Oregon), November 2009, available at George Fox University iTunes U.
"Baptism, Righteousness and the War on Poverty: A 2014 Epiphany (Matthew 3:13-27)." ON Scripture (January 6, 2014) with parallel posts in Huffington Post Religion, Sojourners, Day1.
Regular Contributor for Working Preacher (2012-ongoing).
"Go Sell the Oil and Pay Your Debt! Economic Life in Ancient Israel." In Bible and Interpretation (2014, forthcoming).
General Editor, "Twelve Surprises when Lecturing Less (while Teaching More!)." Academic blog for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu (January-March, 2013).
“Pacifism in the Scariest Place on Earth.” In Sojourners, (October 12, 2012).
“Chronicles, Bruno Mars and Disappointment at God.” In Renew 50: Fifty Ideas for Renewing Congregations. e-book from www.workingpreacher.org (2012).
Selected Multimedia Appearances
“Ancient Economies” (November 2012) The Society of Biblical Literature Bible Odyssey Project (forthcoming)
Interview with Bo Sanders (October 2009) Everyday Theology (http://web.me.com/everydaytheology).
Fellowships and Awards
George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, "Peoples at the Margins: Widows, Orphans and Prostitutes in the Biblical World," 2013-2014.
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,” 2012-2013.
George Fox University, Faculty Achievement Award: Graduate Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2010-2011.
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Summer Fellowship, “Studies in Genesis Intertextuality,” 2011.
George Fox University, Faculty Research Course Release, “Intertextuality and the Relationship of Humankind among Fish, Birds and Creeping Things,” 2011-2012.
George Fox University, Faculty Reserach Course Release, “The Ma‘hadu Port: A Test-Case for Economic Anthropology and the Interpretation of Late Bronze Age Economies,” 2010-2011.
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Pre-Tenure Theological Faculty Workshop, Fellow, 2010-2011.
George Fox University, Faculty Summer Research Grant, “The Political Economy of the Samaria Ostraca,” 2009.
UCLA, NELC Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship, 2006.
UCLA, Graduate Research Mentorship, 2005-2006.
UCLA, NELC Summer Language Fellowship for Modern Hebrew, 2004.
UCLA, NELC Department Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2004, 2006.
Fuller Theological Seminary, William Sanford LaSor Award in Old Testament, 2003.
Fuller Theological Seminary, Center for Advanced Theological Studies Full Fellowship, 2001-2003.
The General Assembly Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Academic Excellence Scholarship, 1996.
The General Assembly Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Foreign Student Scholarship, 1995-1996.
UCLA Dean’s List, 1990.