C. L. Seow Publications

Book Length Works

job1-21-medium_400x600Job 1-21. Illuminations. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.

HebrewInscriptions-203x300Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy. With F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, J. J. M. Roberts, R. E. Whitaker. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Daniel-199x300Daniel. Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2003.

kings-NIB-215x300“I & II Kings.” In New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume III. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999. 1-296.

9780300139600-199x300Ecclesiastes: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 18c. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.

seowhebrew-205x300A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Second Edition. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. First edition, 1987.

Myth1Myth, Drama, and the Politics of David’s Dance. Harvard Semitic Monograph 46. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989.

Articles and Chapters in Books

“Ode to an Awesome Dragon: Rendering the Joban Leviathan in Chinese.” Festschrift in Honor of Professor Lo Lung Kwong. Ed. Ying Fuk Tsang, et al. Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 2014. Pp. 271-87.

“Revisiting Behemoth.” In Biblical Essays in Honor of Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, and Richard J. Clifford, SJ. Ed. Christopher Frechette, et al. New York: Paulist, 2014. Pp. 41-55.

“Exegesis; Footstool (HBOT.NT); Fraud; Friends, Friendship.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volumes 6-7. Ed. C. L. Seow et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014

“An Exquisitely Poetic Introduction to the Psalter.” Journal of Biblical Literature 13 (2013) 275-93.

“Descent into the Netherworld/Hell (HB/OT); Despair (ANE, HB/OT); Devil (Introduction); Directions, Cardinal (ANE, HB/OT; Dishan; Dishon; Door, Doors (HB/OT); Dreams and Dream Interpretation (ANE, HB/OT); Elizur, Emim, Ephod.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volumes 6-7. Ed. C. L. Seow et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013.

“History of Consequences: The Case of Gregory’s Moralia in Iob.” Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 1 (2012) 368-87.

“Bisitun; Boar; Breach; Breastplate; Brother, Brotherhood (ANE. HB/OT); Brown, Francis; Caper-berry; Cheran; Cherub (Person); Chesed (Person); Chesil; Chesulloth; Chezib (Person); Chezib (Place); Chidon; Chimcham; Chislon; Col-Hozeh; Cozbi; Coseba; Creeds (Introduction, HB/OT), Cun; Cush, the Benjaminite; Cyaxares; Cypress.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volumes 4-5. Ed. C. L. Seow et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

“Orthography, Textual Criticism, and the Poetry of Job.” Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011) 63-85.

“Elihu’s Revelation.” Theology Today 68 (2011) 253-71.

“Putative Hapaxlegomena in Job.” Pp. 145-82 in Studien zur Hebräischen Bibel und ihrer Nachgeschichte Beiträge der 32. Internationalen Ökumenischen Konferenz der Hebräischlehrenden, Frankfurt a. M. 2009. KUSATU 12.13. Ed. J. F. Diehl and M. Witte, Frankfurt: Spenner, 2011. 145-82.

“Speaking Rightly: The God-Talks of Job and His Friends.” Trinity Theological Journal 19 (2011) 70-72).

“Athlete of God/Christ (HB/OT and Judaism); Balak (HB/OT); Beard (ANE, HB/OT, Greco-Roman Antiquity; Judaism; Christianity, Islam, Visual Arts); Beast (ANE, HB/OT, Judaism); Beer-Lahai-Roi; Beracah (Person); Bildad.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volumes 6-7. Ed. C. L. Seow et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.

“Job.” Pp. 421-22. In Dictionary of Scriptures and Ethics. Ed J. B. Green et al. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

“Poetic Closures in Job.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 34 (2010) 433-46.

“Hope in Two Keys: Musical Impact and the Poetics of Job 14.” Pp. 495-510 in Congress Volume, Lubljana 2007. VTSup 133. Ed. A. Lemaire. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

“Reflections on the History of Consequences: The Case of Job.” Pp. 561-86 in Method Matters (Fs. D. L. Petersen). Ed. J. LeMon and K. H. Richards. SBLRBS 56. Atlanta Scholars Press, 2009.

“Adoniram; Ahijah (Ahiah, Ahio); Aldebaran; Angel of Death; Antimony; Armor (ANE, HB/OT).” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Volumes 1-2. Ed. C. L. Seow et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009.

“Abir YaÞaqob; Adonai; Adoniram; Almighty; Ancient of Days; Bethel (Deity); El; El Bethel; El Elyon; El Elohe Israel; El Olam; El Shaddai; Eloah; Elohim; Fear of Isaac; God of the Covenant; God of Gods; Names of God; Gods, Goddesses; Hashem; Holy One; King of Kings; Lord of Heaven; Shield of Abraham; Yahweh.” In New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. K. D. Sakenfeld et al. 5 volumes. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006-2008.

“The Social World of Ecclesiastes.” Pp. 189-217 in Scribes, Sages, and Seers: The Sage in the Eastern Mediterranean World. Ed. L. G. Perdue. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008.

“Job’s Wife, with Due Respect.” Pp. 351-75 in Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen: Beiträge zur Hiob-Symposium auf dem Monte Verità vom 14.-19. August 2005. Ed. T. Krüger ATANT 88. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2007.

“Job’s Gō’ēl, Again.” Pp. 689-709 in Gott und Mensch im Dialog: Festschrift für Otto Kaiser zum 80. Geburtstag. BZAW 345/II. Ed. M. Witte. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004.

“The Kingdom that Cannot be Impaired.” Pp. 219-46 in Studies on David and Zion: Essays in Honor of J. J. M. Roberts. Ed. Bernard Batto and K. L. Roberts. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004.

“West Semitic Sources.” Pp. 201-218 in Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Writings from the Ancient World 12. Ed. Peter Machinist. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2003.

“From Mountain to Mountain: The Reign of God in Daniel 2.” Pp. 355-74 in A God So Near: Essays in Honor of Patrick D. Miller. Ed. Brent A. Strawn and Nancy Bowen. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2002.

“Theology When Everything is Out of Control.” Interpretation (July 2001) 237-49.

“Job, Ecclesiastes.” Pp. 726-74, 944-58. in The New Oxford Annotated Bible. Ed. M. D. Coogan et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

“Ecclesiastes.” Pp. 466-71 in The Harper-Collins Bible Commentary. Ed. J. L. Mays et al. New York: Harper, 2000.

“Beyond Mortal Grasp: The Usage of Hebel in Ecclesiastes.” Australian Biblical Review 48 (2000) 1-16.

“Rehabilitating ‘the Preacher’: Qohelet’s Theology in Context.” Pp. 90-116 in Papers of the 1997 Henry Winters Luce III Fellows in Theology. Volume IV. ATS Series in Theological Scholarship and Research. Ed. M. Zienowitcz. Atlanta: The Association of Theological Schools, 2000.

“Qohelet’s Eschatological Poem.” Journal of Biblical Literature 118/2 (1999) 209-34.

“‘Beyond These, My Son, Beware!’: The Epilogue of Qohelet Revisited.” Pp. 125-41 in Wisdom, You are My Sister (Festschrift for Roland E. Murphy). Ed. M. L. Barré. Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 29. Washington, D.C.: Catholic Biblical Association, 1997.

“Dangerous Seductress or Elusive Lover? The ‘Woman’ of Ecclesiastes 7.” Pp. 23-33 in Women, Gender and Christian Community. Ed. J. D. Douglass and J. F. Kay. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1997.

“Linguistic Evidence and the Dating of Qohelet.” Journal of Biblical Literature 115/4 (1996) 643-666.

“The Socioeconomic Context of ‘the Preacher’s’ Hermeneutic.” Princeton Seminary Bulletin 17/2 N.S. (1996) 168-195.

“Textual Orientation.” Pp. 17-34 in Homosexuality and Biblical Ethics: Listening to Scripture Ed. R. Brawley. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1996.

“A Heterotextual Perspective.” Pp. 14-27 in Homosexuality and Christian Community. Ed. C. L. Seow. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1996.

“Qohelet’s Autobiography.” Pp. 262-87 in Fortunate the Eyes That See (Festschrift for David Noel Freedman). Ed. A. B. Beck et al. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

“Ugaritic and the Old Testament.” Pp. 785-86 in The Oxford Companion to the Bible. Ed. B. M. Metzger and M. D. Coogan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

“`Am; Face; Lim; Torah.” In Dictionary of Deities and Demons. Ed. K. van der Toorn et al. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

“Ark of the Covenant; Deep; Hosea; Lord of Hosts.” In Anchor Bible Dictionary. Ed. D. N. Freedman et al. New York: Doubleday, 1993.

“Literature of the Ancient Near East.” Pp. 57-67 in The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible. Ed. M. J. Suggs et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

“The Ineffable Name of Israel’s God.” Bible Review 7 (1991) 49-50.

“A Note on Lamentations 1:20.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 102 (1985) 416-19.

“The Designation of the Ark in Priestly Theology.” Hebrew Annual Review 8 (1985) 185-97.

“The Syro-Palestinian Context of Solomon’s Dream.” Harvard Theological Review 77 (1984) 141-52.

“Hosea 14:10 and the Foolish People Motif.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 44 (1982) 212-24.