Professor Stackert is a biblical scholar who works on the composition of the Torah, biblical and ancient Near Eastern law, literary interactions between biblical and non-biblical ancient Near Eastern texts, and ancient Israelite and Mesopotamian religion. His current book projects include a study of the pentateuchal Priestly religious imagination and a study on Deuteronomy and its relationship to the larger Pentateuch.
Professor Stackert teaches courses on all aspects of the Hebrew Bible. Recent offerings include The Documentary Hypothesis; Ritual, Cult, and Magic in the Hebrew Bible; Amos; Critical Methods for the Study of the Hebrew Bible; Translation; and Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Blemishes, Camouflage, and Sanctuary Service: The Priestly Deity and His Attendants.” Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 2 (2013): 458–78 (co-authored with Jeremy Schipper).
“Before and After Scripture: Narrative Chronology in the Revision of Torah Texts.” Journal of Ancient Judaism 4 (2013): 168–85.
“The Devastation of Darkness: Disability in Exodus 10:21–23, 27, and Intensification in the Plagues.” Journal of Religion 92 (2012): 362–72 (co-authored with Candida R. Moss).
“Compositional Strata in the Priestly Sabbath Law: Exodus 31:12–17 and 35:1–3.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 11 (2011), article 15. Online: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/jhs/article/view/16438/13143
“Why Does the Plague of Darkness Last for Three Days?: Source Ascription and Literary Motif in Exodus 10:21–23, 27.” Vetus Testamentum 61 (2011): 657–76.
“The Sabbath of the Land in the Holiness Legislation: Combining Priestly and Non-Priestly Perspectives.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 239–50.
“The Syntax of Deuteronomy 13:2–3 and the Conventions of Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy.” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 10 (2010): 159–75.
Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 52. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.
“Why Does Deuteronomy Legislate Cities of Refuge?: Asylum in the Covenant Collection (Exodus 21:12–14) and Deuteronomy (19:1–13).” Journal of Biblical Literature 125 (2006): 23–49.
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