You are welcome to download offprints of my publications.  Please click on the offprint you wish and it will download as a pdf.  I would appreciate any comments you have.

The Torah of God as God: The Exaltation of the Written Law Code in Exra-Nehemiah - in MacDonald, Nathan and Izaak J. de Hulster, eds. Divine Presence and Absence in Exilic and Post-Exilic Judaism, Studies of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group on Early Jewish Monotheism, Vol. II, Mohr Siebeck, 2013 ;283-299.  –

The Concept of “Impure Birth” in Fifth Century Athens and Judea. - In In the Wake of Tikva Frymer-Kensky: Tikva Frymer-Kensky Memorial Volume, R. H. Beal, S. Holloway, and J. Scurlock, eds. (Gorgias Press), 2009:121-42.  –

Ezra’s Use of Documents in the Context of Hellenistic Rules of Rhetoric. - New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah: History and Historiography, Text, Literature and Interpretation, I. Kalimi, ed. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns), 2012:11-26.  –

Did Second Temple High Priests Possess the Urim and Thummim? - Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Volume 7: Article 3 ( 2007).  –

The House of the God Who Dwells in Jerusalem. - Review article of P. Bedford's Temple Restoration in Early Achaemenid Judah, 2001, and of J. Schaper's Priester und Leviten im achaëmenidischen Juda, 2000," JAOS, Vol. 126, No.1, January/March 2006: 89-102. –

Historians Can Use the Scientific Method. - Transeuphratène 31, 2006, 125-27. –

A Greek Religious Association in Second Temple Judah? A Comment on Nehemiah 10. - Transeuphratène 30 (2005): 77-96. –

A Silver Coin of Yohanan Hakkôhen. - Transeuphratène 26 (2003): 65-85, Pls. II-V. –

A Governor of Byblos from Sippar. - N.A.B.U. 36 (2003). –

The Land Lay Desolate: Conquest and Restoration in the Ancient Near East, - in O. Lipschits and J. Blenkinsopp, Judah and Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2003), 21-54. –

The High Places (Bāmôt) and the Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah: An Archaeological Investigation. - Journal of the American Oriental Society 122 (2002): 437-65. –

Cyrus the Messiah? The Historical Background to Isaiah 45:1. - Harvard Theological Review 95 (2002): 373-93. –

Toward the Ur-Text of Esther. - JSOT 88 (2000) 49-57 –

4Q117 – 4QEzra, - The Open Scrolls Project, ( –

Review of Henry McKeating's The Book of Jeremiah - (Epworth Commentaries), RBL, 2001: 208-11. –

The ‘Am Hā’āretz in Ezra 4:4 and Persian Imperial Administration - in O. Lipschits and M. Oeming, eds. Judah and Judaeans in the Persian Period (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2006), 123-45. –

189 Deus ex Machina and Plot Construction in Ezra 1–6 - In Prophets and Prophecy in Ancient Israelite Historiography, M. J. Boda and L. M. Wray Beal (eds.) (Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, IN), 2013:189-208. –

The Role of the Governor in Persian Imperial Administration - In A. F. Botta, ed.; In the Shadow of Bezalel: Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten. (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East; Leiden, Brill), 2012:319-31. –

The Law Triumphant: Another Look at 1 Esdras - in Making a Difference: Essays in Honor of Tamara C. Eskenazi, ed. Jacob L. Wright, David Clines and Kent Richards, (Sheffield: Sheffield-Phoenix Press), 2012:132-38.