Essays and Contributions to Books

Jan 17th '16
"I cannot think of a better place for interested readers to begin familiarizing themselves with the tremendous and pervasive impact that extra-biblical data has had on our understanding of the Old Testament ... Walton and his team “have done the church a great service,” and I hope this set becomes as widely used and warmly embraced as it deserves to be" (




"The entire collection is fantastic.  Every essay is worth reading ..."

Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology


My own essay: “Pain in Childbirth? Further Thoughts on ‘An Attractive Fragment’ (1 Chronicles 4:9-10).” Pages 285–296.




“Qoheleth for Today.” Pages 401–416 in The Words of the Wise are like Goads: Engaging Qoheleth in the 21st Century. Edited by M. Boda, T. Longman III and C. Rata. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2013.





 “Hearing the Historical Books.” Pages 254–276 in Hearing

the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address.

Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and D. J. H. Beldman.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.