Published Works:
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Rabbi Charles David Isbell, Ph. D.
Copyright 2011 Rabbi Charles David Isbell, Ph. D.. All rights reserved.
  • “Creation, Science, and Genesis,”

  • “Abortion, Jewish Law, and the US Constitution,”

  • “Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Rabbis,”

  • “Another View of Homosexuality,”

  • “The Limmûdîm in the Book of Isaiah,” Journal for the Study of the Old
    Testament, 34.1, September 2009, pp. 99-109.

    forthcoming

  • “From Yahwism to Judahism.” Bible and Interpretation.

  • “The Musical Notations in the Book of Psalms.” Pages 11-26 in Studies in
    Jewish Civilization 19. Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon. Omaha:
    Creighton University Press, 2008.

  • “Love in the Palace.” Pages 85-98 in Studies in Jewish Civilization 18.
    Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ronald A. Simkins, and Jean A Cahan.
    Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2008.

  • “Zoroastrianism and Biblical Religion.” Jewish Bible Quarterly 34/3
    (2006) 143-154.

  • “Sleep From the Eyes, Slumber From the Eyelids.”  Jewish Bible
    Quarterly 34/1 (2006) 39-46.

  • “A Biblical Midrash on David and Goliath.” Scandinavian Journal of the
    Old Testament 20/2 (2006) 259-263.


  • “The Jehoash Inscription” (with Stuart Irvine). Bible and Interpretation.

  • “Nice Jewish Girls: Liquor, Sex, and Power in Antiquity.”Pages 23-32 in
    Women and Judaism. Studies in Jewish Civilization 14. Edited by

  • “Minimalism: The Debate Continues – Part II.” Jewish Bible Quarterly 32
    (2004) 211-23.

  • “Minimalism: The Debate Continues – Part I.” Jewish Bible Quarterly
    32/3 (2004) 143-147.


  • “Some ‘Earthy’ Dimensions of the Spiritual in Jewish Liturgy.” Pages
    227-38 in Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism. Studies in Jewish Civilization
    13. Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon and Ronald A. Simkins. Omaha:
    Creighton University Press, 2003.

  • “Micah 6:1-8.” Pages 45-54 in Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism. Studies
    in Jewish Civilization 13. Edited
    by Leonard J. Greenspoon and Ronald A. Simkins. Omaha: Creighton
    University Press, 2003.

  • “Deuteronomy’s Definition of Jewish Learning.” Jewish Bible Quarterly
    31/2 (2003) 109-116.

  • “Modern Judaism and the Haredim: Historical Issues in the Current
    Debate.” Textures and Meanings: Thirty Years of Judaic Studies at the
    University of Massachusetts Amherst. [www.umass.edu] Amherst, 2003.

  • “Comments on the Davies-Dever Exchange.” Bible and Interpretation.

  • “Mandatory Learning of Islam in Educational Institutions” (with Judith
    Jacobsen). Position Paper for Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.
    [www.SPME.com] 2002.

  • “The Liturgical Function of Exodus 33:16-34:26.” Jewish Bible Quarterly
    29/1 (2001) 27-31.

  • “The Feminine Touch in the Legend of Moses.” Women in Judaism.         

  • “Why Jonah Is Read on Yom Kippur,” Journal of the Central Conference
    of American Rabbis. Summer,1998. Pages 84-99.

  • “YHWH and the Gods of Egypt.” Journal of the Central Conference of
    American Rabbis. Winter, 1999. Pages 67-80.

  • “Exodus 1-2 in the Context of Exodus 1-14: Story Lines and Key Words.”
    Pages 37-61 in Art and Meaning: Rhetoric in Biblical Literature. Edited by
    Clines, Gunn, and Hauser. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1982.

  • “Rhetorical Criticism and Jeremiah VII 1 – VIII 3” (with Michael Jackson).
    Vetus Testamentum 30 (1980)  20-26.

  • “The Story of the Aramaic Magical Incantation Bowls.” Biblical
    Archaeologist 41/1 (1978) 5-16.

  • “Another Look at Amos 5:26.” Journal of Biblical Literature 97/1 (1978) 97-
    99.

  • “2 Kings 22:3-23:24 and Jeremiah 36: A Stylistic Comparison.” Journal
    for the Study of the Old Testament 8 (1978), 33-45.

  • “Initial ’Alef-Yod Interchange and selected Biblical Passages.” Journal of
    Near Eastern Studies 37 (1978) 227-236.

  • “The Divine Name היהא As a Symbol of Presence in Israelite Tradition.”
    Hebrew Annual Review 2 (1978) 101-118.

  • “Does Matthew’ Gospel Proclaim Mary’s Virginity?” Biblical Archaeology
    Review 3/2 (1978) 18-19, 52.

  • “A Reply to Pearl Borow.” Biblical Archaeology Review 3/4 (1978) 50-53.

  • “A Note on Amos 1:1.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 36/3 (1977) 213-
    214.

  • “The Origins of Prophetic Frenzy and Ecstatic Utterance in the Old
    Testament World.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 11 (1976) 62-80.

  • “Two New Aramaic Incantation Bowls.” Bulletin of the American Schools
    of Oriental Research 223 (1976) 15-23.

  • “Glossalalia and Propheteialalia: Linguistic Analysis of 1 Corinthians 14.”
    Wesleyan Theological Journal 10 (1975) 15-22.

  • “Some Cryptograms in the Aramaic Magic Bowls. Journal of Near Eastern
    Studies 33/4 (1974) 405-407.
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