James L. Crenshaw

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James L. Crenshaw is the Robert L. Flowers Professor of the Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School. He is one of the world’s leading scholars in Old Testament study. He proposes that much of Proverbs was brought together at a time well after Solomon. He has been described as "a highly respected scholar" and an "excellent teacher".[1]

Academic career[edit]

He was named the Joseph Gregory McCarthy Visiting Professor of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome for academic year 2006-2007. He wrote commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Job, Sirach and Joel and worked with the Anchor Bible project.

He was an editor of SBL Monograph Series, and chaired the section on wisdom literature. He currently edits Personalities of the Old Testament. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he taught at Vanderbilt University Divinity School for 18 years and at Duke University Divinity School for 20 years.

Published works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil[2][3]
  • Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction[4] described by one critic as "a challenging yet valuable book".[5]
  • The Psalms: An Introduction[6] which was reviewed in Hebrew Studies.[1]
  • Reading Job: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the Old Testament) [7][8]
  • Story and Faith: A Guide to the Old Testament[9]

Anchor Bible project[edit]

  • Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)[10]
  • Joel (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) [11]

Monographs[edit]

  • Education in Ancient Israel
  • Prophetic Conflict
  • A Whirlpool of Torment

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marvin E. Tate, The Psalms: An Introduction (review), From: Hebrew Studies, Volume 42, 2001, pp. 349-352 | 10.1353/hbr.2001.0029
  2. ^ Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil. "Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil (9780195140026): James L. Crenshaw: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil
  4. ^ Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction. "Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction (9780664234591): James L. Crenshaw: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction
  5. ^ Bury, B. (2012), Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction – By James L. Crenshaw. Reviews in Religion & Theology, 19: 42–45. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9418.2011.00953.x
  6. ^ The Psalms: An Introduction (2001-01-01). "The Psalms: An Introduction: Mr. James L. Crenshaw: 9780802808547: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  The Psalms: An Introduction
  7. ^ "Reading Job: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the Old Testament): James L. Crensahw: 9781573125741: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  8. ^ Reading Job: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the Old Testament)
  9. ^ Story and Faith: A Guide to the Old Testament. "Story and Faith: A Guide to the Old Testament: James L. Crenshaw: 9780023256004: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  Story and Faith: A Guide to the Old Testament
  10. ^ "Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) (9780300140118): Mr. James L. Crenshaw: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)
  11. ^ Joel (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) (1995-09-01). "Joel (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) (9780300140767): Mr. James L. Crenshaw: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  Joel (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)