Jeffrey Stackert

Jeffrey Stackert
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School (Affiliated Faculty in NELC)
Swift Hall 222

Jeffrey Stackert is a biblical scholar who situates the Hebrew Bible in the context of the larger ancient Near Eastern world in which it was composed. His research focuses especially on the composition of the Pentateuch, ancient Near Eastern prophecy, cultic texts, and ancient Near Eastern law. His first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Mohr Siebeck, 2007), addresses literary correspondences among the biblical legal corpora and especially the relationships between similar laws in Deuteronomy and pentateuchal Priestly literature. It was honored with the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. 

His second book, A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion (Oxford University Press, 2014), analyzes the relationship between law and prophecy in the pentateuchal sources and the role of the Documentary Hypothesis for understanding Israelite religion. 

Stackert has published essays in various volumes and journals, including The Journal of Biblical Literature, The Catholic Biblical QuarterlyThe Journal of Ancient Near Eastern ReligionsVetus TestamentumThe Journal of Hebrew ScripturesThe Journal of Ancient Judaism, and The Journal of Religion. He serves on the editorial boards of Die Welt des Orients and The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and he is general editor of the open access series Ancient Near East Monographs, published by the Society of Biblical Literature Press. 

Stackert is currently working on two monographs, one on Deuteronomy and its relationship to Pentateuch and the other on the biblical Priestly religious imagination. He is also coauthoring a commentary on the biblical book of Deuteronomy.


Subject Area: Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East