- B.A. Davidson College 1970
- Ph.D. Harvard University 1976
Biblical studies with special emphasis upon Hebrew bible, ancient Near Eastern cultures, languages, and religion,religious literature and ethnic identity, and social world formation and maintenance.
The Divine Council in Canaanite and Early Hebrew Literature (Scholars Press, 1980),
Narrative History and Ethnic Boundaries (Scholars Press, 1993),
and Ethnic Myths and Pentateuchal Foundations (Scholars Press, 1997);
and articles in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard theological Review and Journal of Biblical Literature