Published Works:
Public Speaking:
Professional:
Rabbi Charles David Isbell, Ph. D.
Copyright 2011 Rabbi Charles David Isbell, Ph. D.. All rights reserved.
  • “The Gülen Agenda For Peace.” The Fifth International Conference on
    Islam in the Contemporary World. Louisiana State University. March 7, 2009.

  • “Expostulation with God: Thoughts on the Idea of Arguing with God.”
    Keynote Address, Festival of Abraham. Tulane University. November 16,
    2008.

  • “The Musical Notations in the Book of Psalms.” Klutznick Symposium.
    Creighton University. October 30, 2006.

  • “Origins, History, and Symbolism of the Mikvah.” The Mikvah Project
    Symposium. Louisiana State University. January 30, 2005.

  • “Love in the Palace: the Semantic Field of the Verb 'AHAV' in the Bible.”
    Klutznick Symposium. Creighton University. September 19, 2005.

  • “From Yahwism to Judahism.” Annual Meeting of the Association for
    Jewish Studies. Washington, D.C. December 19, 2005.

  • “Hermeneutics: Methods of Interpretation by Jews, Christians, and
    Muslims.” Fall Lectures in Judaism. Tulane University. October 27, 2004.

  • “The Hebrew Teacher: Guru, Drill Instructor, or Role Model? Methods in
    Teaching Hebrew.” Keynote Address, National Symposium on Hebrew
    Pedagogy. Wake Forest University. October 10, 2002.

  • “Nice Jewish Girls: Liquor, Sex, and Power in Antiquity.” Klutznick-Harris
    Symposium. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. October 19, 2001.

  • “Some ‘Earthy’ Dimensions of the Spiritual in Jewish Liturgy.” Klutznick-
    Harris Symposium. Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska.
    September 18, 2000.

  • “Catholics and Jews Debate the New Testament.” Ecumenical Theological
    Society, Annual Meeting. Detroit, Michigan. June, 1993.

  • “Commentating and the Crisis in the Historico-Critical Method.” Society of
    Biblical Literature, Kansas-Missouri Region. University of Missouri at
    Columbia. March, 1980. (Panelist with Walter Brueggemann, Paul J.
    Achtemeier, Frank Fallon).

  • “The Structure of Exodus 1:1-14:31.” Society of Biblical Literature
    National Meeting. New York. November, 1979.

  • “The Meaning of Psalm 105:45: the Purpose of the Plague Narratives in
    Exodus.” Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. New Orleans.
    November 1978.

  • “The Divine Name היהא As A Symbol of Presence in Israelite Traditions.”
    Society of Biblical Literature National Meeting. San Francisco. December,
    1977.

  • “The Text of Septuagint Amos.” Kansas City Society for Theological
    Studies. April, 1977.

  • “Septuagint Amos and the Massoretic Text.” American Academy of
    Religion, New England Region. Wellesley College. April, 1976.

  • “Difficult Verses in Septuagint Amos.” Society of Biblical Literature
    National Meeting. St. Louis, Missouri. November, 1976.

  • “The Methodist Old Testament Heritage." The John Wesley College
    Lectures in Methodist Heritage. Greensboro, North Carolina. November
    1976.
           1. “The Biblical Call and Commission Narratives”
           2. “The Role of Samuel as Minister to Kings”
           3. “The Laments of Jeremiah and the Prophetic Calling”
           4. “The Theology of Jonah”

  • “The Authority of Scripture in the Life of Church and Synagogue.”
    Massachusetts Academy for Ecumenical Studies (1975-1976).
    University of Massachusetts.
           1. “Classical Methods of Biblical Interpretation” (November)
           2. “The Rise of the Historico-Critical Method” (December)
           3. “Modern Trends in Biblical Interpretation” (January)
           4. “From Ancient Text to Modern Life: The Hermeneutical Problem”
                (February)

  • “The de Menil Aramaic Bowl in the Rice University Museum.” American
    Academy of Religion, New England Region. Smith College. March, 1975.

  • “Ecstasy and Ecstatic Utterance in the Old Testament World.” Wesleyan
    Theological Society National Meeting. Olivet University. September, 1975.

  • “Initial ’Alef-Yod Interchange in Aramaic and Exodus 3:14.” Society of
    Biblical Literature National Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. November, 1975.

  • “The Concept of Virgo Intacta in Biblical and Near Eastern Literatures,”
    American Academy of Religion, New England Region. Boston University.
    April, 1974.

  • “Glossalalia and Propheteialalia: A Study of 1 Corinthians 14.” Wesleyan
    Theological Society National Meeting. Mishawauka, Indiana. November,
    1974.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:
Louisiana State University
Department of Religious Studies, 107 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3901
cisbel1@lsu.edu