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Hindy Najman


Title and Address
Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture

Oriel College

University of Oxford

Oxford OX1 4EW

United Kingdom

Email: hindy.najman@oriel.ox.ac.uk



Books and Collections of Essays





  1. Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  2. Past Renewals: Interpretive Authority, Renewed Revelation and the Quest for Perfection. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 53. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

  3. Seconding Sinai: The Development of Mosaic Discourse in Second Temple Judaism. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 77. Leiden: Brill, 2003. Reissued in paperback by the Society of Biblical Literature in April, 2009.


Edited and Co-Edited Volumes and Journals


  1. Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John J. Collins at Seventy. Edited with Joel Baden and Eibert Tigchelaar. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

  2. Jeremiah’s Scriptures: Production, Reception, Interaction, and Transformation. Edited with Konrad Schmid. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

  3. What is a Sage? / A Sealed Corpus: Rethinking the Boundaries and the Transformations of Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism. Edited with Jean-Sebastien Rey and Eibert Tigchelaar. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

  4. Between Philology and Theology: Contributions to the Study of Ancient Jewish Interpretation. Essays by

Florentino García Martínez; edited with E. Tigchelaar. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 162. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

  1. Special Issue of Journal for the Study of Judaism in honor of Florentino García Martínez. Journal for the Study of Judaism 43. Edited with E. Tigchelaar. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

  2. The Transmission of Traditions and the Production of Texts. Edited with S. Metso and E. Schuller. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 92. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

  3. Rethinking Genre: Essays in Honour of John J. Collins. Edited with M. Popovic. Dead Sea Discoveries 17. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

  4. The Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Edited with S. Metso. Dead Sea Discoveries 16. Leiden: Brill,

2009.

  1. The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity. Edited with G. Brooke and L. Stuckenbruck. Themes in Biblical Narrative 12. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

  2. Reading between the Lines: Scripture and Community in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Edited with D. Machiela, A.

Schofield, and S. Thomas. Dead Sea Discoveries 15. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

  1. Essays in Honor of John Strugnell. Dead Sea Discoveries 13. Leiden: Brill, 2006.

  2. The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel. Edited with J. H. Newman.

Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 83. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

  1. Authorizing Texts, Interpretations and Laws at Qumran. Edited with J. C. VanderKam. Dead Sea

Discoveries 10. Leiden: Brill, 2003.

  1. Laws Stamped with the Seals of Nature. Edited with D. T. Runia and G. E. Sterling. Studia Philonica Annual 15. Providence: Brown University Press, 2003.



Refereed Essays




  1. “Ethical Reading: The Transformation of the Text and the Self.” Journal of Theological Studies 18 pt. 2 (2017):507-529.

  2. “A Preparatory Study of Nomenclature and Text Designation in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Co-authored with E. Tigchelaar. Revue de Qumrân 103 (2014): 305-325.

  3. “Traditionary Processes and Textual Unity in 4Ezra.” Pages 99 – 117 in 4Ezra and 2Baruch, Proceedings from the Sixth Enoch Seminar. Edited by Gabriele Boccaccini and Matthias Henze. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

  4. “The Vitality of Scripture Within and Beyond the Canon.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 43 (2012): 497–518.

  5. “Philosophical Contemplation and Revelatory Inspiration in Ancient Judean Traditions.” Studia Philonica Annual 19 (2007): 101–11.

  6. “Reflections on John Barton’s Oracles of God.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 7 (2007): 22–28.

  7. “Towards a Study of the Uses of the Concept of Wilderness in Ancient Judaism.” Dead Sea Discoveries 13 (2006): 99–113.

  8. “A Written Copy of the Law of Nature: An Unthinkable Paradox?” Studia Philonica Annual 15 (2003): 51–56.

  9. “Angels at Sinai: Exegesis, Theology and Interpretive Authority.” Dead Sea Discoveries 7 (2000): 313–33.

  10. “Torah of Moses: Pseudonymous Attribution in Second Temple Writings.” Pages 202–16 in The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity. Edited by C. A. Evans. Studies of Early Judaism and Christianity 7. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.

  11. “Interpretation as Primordial Writing: Jubilees and its Authority Conferring Strategies.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 30 (1999): 379–410.

  12. “The Law of Nature and the Authority of Mosaic Law.” Studia Philonica Annual 11 (1999): 55–73.



Invited Essays



  1. “Pseudepigrapha as an Interpretive Construct.” Co-authored with Irene Peirano. In A Brief History of the Study of the Pseudepigrapha: Celebrating 50 Years of the Pseudepigrapha Section at the SBL. Edited by Matthias Henze and Liv Ingeborg Lied. SBL 2018. (in production)

  2. “Revelation at Qumran.” Co-authored with Nicole Hilton, in Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Edited by George J. Brooke and Charlotte Hempel. London: T&T Clark, 2018. (in production)
  3. 4Ezra and 2Baruch.” Entry in Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Daniel Gurtner and Loren T. Stuckenbruck. London: T&T Clark, 2017. (in production)

  4. Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Period: Towards the Study of a Semantic Constellation.” In Is There a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke. Pages 459-472. Edited by Charlotte Hempel and Ariel Feldman. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, Leiden: Brill, 2017.


  5. “Perfecting Translation: The Greek Scriptures in Philo of Alexandria.” Co-authored with Benjamin Wright III. Pages 920-938. In Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John J. Collins at Seventy. Edited with Joel Baden and Eibert Tigchelaar. Pages Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

  6. “Philo’s Greek Scriptures and Cultural Symbiosis.” In Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern World. Edited by Mladen Popovic, Myles Schoonover, Marijn Vandenberghe. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplements Series. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  7. Dethroning David and Enthroning Messiah: Jewish and Christian Perspectives.” Co-authored with George J. Brooke. Pages 111-128. In On Prophets, Warriors, and Kings: Former Prophets through the Eyes of Their Interpreters. Edited by George J. Brooke and Ariel Feldman. In Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 470. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.


  8. “4Ezra” entry for the Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. London: Routledge, 2015.

  9. “The Exemplary Protagonist: The Case of 4Ezra.” Pages 261-287 in Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the Scriptures. Edited by Eibert Tigchelaar. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium; Leuven: Peeters, 2014.

  10. “The Inheritance of Prophecy in Apocalypse.” In The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature. Edited by John J. Collins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, in press.

  11. “‘Sin’ and ‘Torah’ in 4Ezra.” Pages 201-217 in Anthropology and Ethics in Early Judaism and the New Testament – Reciprocal Perceptions. Edited by Matthias Konradt and Esther Schläpfer. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2013.

  12. “How to Make Sense of Pseudonymous Attribution: The Cases of 4Ezra and 2Baruch.” Co-Authored with E. Mroczek and I. Manoff. Pages 308-336 in Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism. Edited by Matthias Henze. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

  13. “Configuring the Text in Biblical Studies.” Pages 3-22 in A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam, Volume One. Edited by E. F. Mason, S. I. Thomas, A. Schofield, and E. Ulrich. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 153. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

  14. “The Idea of Biblical Genre.” Pages 308-21 in Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature: Essays in Honor of Eileen Schuller on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday. Edited by J. Penner, K. M. Penner, and C. Wassen. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 98, Leiden: Brill, 2011.

  15. “Between Heaven and Earth: Liminal Visions in 4Ezra.” Pages 151–68 in Other Worlds and their Relation to this World: Early Jewish and Christian Traditions. Edited by T. Nicklas, J. Verheyden, and E. Eynikel. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 143. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

  16. “Rewriting as Whitewashing: The Case of Rewritten Bible.” Pages 140–53 in Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures: Festschrift in Honor of Harry Fox. Edited by T. Yoreh. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010.

  17. “Decalogue” Pages 526–28, in Dictionary of Early Judaism. Edited by D. Harlow and J. Collins. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

  18. “Torah and Tradition.” Pages 1316–17 in Dictionary of Early Judaism. Edited by D. Harlow and J. Collins. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

  19. “Text and Figure in Ancient Jewish Paideia.” Pages 253–66 in The Authoritativeness of Scriptures in Ancient Judaism: The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Edited by M. Popovic. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 141. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

  20. “Reconsidering Jubilees: Prophecy and Exemplarity.” Pages 229–43 in Enoch and the Mosaic Torah: The Evidence of Jubilees. Edited by G. Boccaccini and G. Ibba. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

  21. “How Should We Contextualize Pseudepigrapha? Imitation and Emulation in 4 Ezra.” Pages 529–36 in Flores Florentino: Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Early Jewish Studies in Honour of Florentino García Martínez. Edited by A. Hilhorst, É. Puech, and E. Tigchelaar. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 122. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

  22. “La Recherche de la Perfection dans le Judaïsme Ancien.” Pages 99–116 in Les Élites dans le Monde Biblique. Bibliothéque des Études Juives 32. Edited by J. Riaud. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2006.

  23. “Cain and Abel as Character Traits: A Study in the Allegorical Typology of Philo of Alexandria.” Pages 107–119 in Themes in Biblical Narrative: Jewish and Christian Traditions. Edited by G. Luttikhuizen. Leiden: Brill, 2003.

  24. “The Symbolic Significance of Writing in Prophetic Traditions.” Pages 139–73 in The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel. Edited by H. Najman and J. H.Newman. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

  25. “Non-Rabbinic Biblical Interpretation.” Pages 1835–1844 in The Jewish Study Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  26. Introduction and annotations to Ezra-Nehemiah. Pages 1666–1711 in The Jewish Study Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  27. “The Writings and Reception of Philo of Alexandria.” Pages 99–106 in Christianity in Jewish Terms. Edited by T. Frymer-Kensky, et al. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000.



Electronic publications and Broadcasts





  1. Hindy Najman, Tel Aviv University Webcast on Philosemitism and Antisemitism in Biblical Criticism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckELh8mzT9g)

  2. Tel Aviv Review podcast (https://video.tau.ac.il/events/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=category&id=1395:philosemitism-and-antisemitism-in-biblical-criticism&Itemid=555)

  3. “The Ancient Practice of Attributing Texts and Ideas to Moses.” Internet publication, http://thetorah.com/the-ancient-practice-of-attributing-texts-and-ideas-to-moses/ Published in June, 2016 in TheTorah.com.

  4. “The Vitality of Biblical Texts.” Internet publication, http://thetorah.com/the-vitality-of-biblical-texts/Published in July, 2016 in TheTorah.com.

  5. “‘Radical Hope,’ Lament, and Textualization: Judaism after 70 CE.” Internet publication, http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2014/09/naj388005.shtml. Published in September, 2014 in http://religion-today.blogspot.com/

  6. “Apocalyptic in Jewish Tradition.” Pages 13-15 in The Apocalypse Issue: AJS Perspectives. Edited by Matti Bunzel and Rachel Havrelock. http://www.ajsnet.org/perspectives.htm, Fall Issue, 2012.



Book Reviews





  1. The Temple in Text and Tradition: A Festschrift in Honour of Robert Hayward. In Journal for Semitic Studies, Spring 2018.

  2. The Lost Bible. Three volumes. Edited by, Louis Feldman, James Kugel, and Lawrence Schiffman. In Jewish Review of Books volume 8, number 2, 2017.

  3. “Bible As Scripture, Bible As Artifact,” review of Benjamin D. Sommer, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition. N.p. online: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/bible-scripture-bible-artifact/. March 17, 2017.

  4. The Qumran Rule Texts in Context: Collected Studies, by Charlotte Hempel. In Journal for Jewish Studies, JJS 68.1 (2017), 184-186.

  5. Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Volume One. Edited by, Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, and Alexander Panayotov. In Dead Sea Discoveries 22 (2015):211-214.

  6. Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, by David Nirenberg. In Jewish History. Jewish History (2014) 28: 187–213.

  7. Cambridge Companion to Philo, edited by Adam Kamesar. In Theological Studies 72 (2010): 224.

  8. The Ascension of Authorship: Attribution and Canon Formation in Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian Traditions, by J. Wyrick. In Association for Jewish Studies Review (2006): 448–51.

  9. Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism, by T. Ross. In Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility 36.626 (2005): 7–8.

  10. The Sacrifice of Isaac: The Aqedah (Genesis 22) and its Interpretations edited by E. Noort and Eibert Tigchelaar. In Dead Sea Discoveries (2004): 380-81.

  11. Justification and Variegated Nomism: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism, volume I, edited by D. A. Carson, P. T. O’Brien, and M. A. Seifrid. In Journal for the Study of Judaism 34 (2003): 309–12.

  12. Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the Ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism, by G. Boccacini. In Association for Jewish Studies Review 26 (2002): 352–54.

  13. The Language and the Law of God: Interpretation and Politics in Philo of Alexandria, by F. Calabi. In Journal of Religion 80 (2000): 137–38.

  14. The Exegetical Imagination: On Jewish Thought and Theology, by Michael Fishbane. In Journal of Religion 80 (2000): 542–43.

  15. 1 Enoch and Sirach: A Comparative Literary and Conceptual Analysis of the Themes of Revelation, Creation and Judgment, by R. A. Argall. In Hebrew Studies 40 (1999): 347–49.



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