Steve McKenzie | Professor
Office: 412 Clough Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3908 | Email: mckenzie@rhodes.edu

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Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. He holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) and an M.Div. from Abilene Christian University and the Th.D. from Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include: the history of ancient Israel, the literature of the Hebrew Bible, the Hebrew language, the Dead Sea Scrolls, methods of biblical interpretation, and archaeology. He is a past president of the board of governors of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis. He is also a co-leader of the Middle East Travel Seminar, which tours Syria, Jordan, the Sinai, Israel, and Greece each Spring.


Education
Th.D., Harvard University
B.A., M.Div., Abilene Christian University


Courses

Hebrew 101 - BIBLICAL HEBREW

Hebrew 201 - INTERMEDIATE HEBREW

Religious Studies 101 - INTRO TO BIBLICAL TRADITION

Religious Studies 101 - THE BIBLE: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

Religious Studies 272 - HISTORICAL LIT: KING DAVID

Religious Studies 276 - TOPICS IN HEBREW BIBLE: GENESIS

Religious Studies 276 - TOPICS: GENRES OF BIBLICAL LIT

Religious Studies 276 - TOPICS:  THE BAWDY BIBLE

Religious Studies 277 - TOPICS: KING DAVID

Religious Studies 277 - TOPICS: THE BAWDY BIBLE

Religious Studies 300 - TOPICS:GENESIS

Religious Studies 485 - SENIOR SEMINAR: SENIOR PAPER


Selected Publications

The Chronicler′s Use of the Deuteronomistic History. Harvard Semitic Monographs 33. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1985.

The Trouble with Kings: The Composition of the Book of Kings in the Deuteronomistic History. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 42. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1991.

All God′s Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism. Westminster/John Knox, 1997.

King David: A Biography. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Covenant. Understanding Biblical Themes series. St. Louis: Chalice, 2000.

1-2 Chronicles. Abingdon Biblical Commentary. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.

How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What It Means for Faith Today. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

He also wrote the notes for 1-2 Samuel in the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 3rd edition and for 1-2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings in The Access Bible (Oxford).

Books Edited

To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Critical Methods of Biblical Study. Ed. with Stephen R. Haynes. Westminster/John Knox, 1993. Second, revised edition in press.

The History of Israel′s Traditions: The Heritage of Martin Noth. Ed. with M. Patrick Graham. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplemental Series 182. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.

The Chronicler as Historian. Ed. with M. Patrick Graham and Kenneth Hoglund. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplemental Series 238. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

The Hebrew Bible Today. Ed. with M. Patrick Graham. Westminster/John Knox, 1998.

Those Elusive Deuteronomists: Pan-Deuteronomism in the Hebrew Bible. Ed. with Linda S. Schearing. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplemental Series 268. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

Worship in the Old Testament. Festschrift for John T. Willis. Ed. with M. Patrick Graham and Rick Marrs. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplemental Series 284. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

The Chronicler as Author. Ed. with M. Patrick Graham and Gary N. Knoppers. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplemental Series. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

Historiography in the Ancient World and in the Bible: Essays in Honour of John Van Seters. Ed. with Thomas C. Römer in collaboration with Hans Heinrich Schmid. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 294. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter: Berlin/New York, 2000.

Beyond Babel: A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages. Resources for Biblical Study 42. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002.