Bradford Anderson

Dr.

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AHC S206
T:Ext. 7048

E:brad.anderson@dcu.ie
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My teaching and research focuses on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as well as the use and impact of the Bible down through the centuries. I am also interested in exploring how sacred texts are employed in the contemporary world, from iconic uses to the rise of digital culture.

I am involved in postgraduate supervision, and would be happy to take any enquiries from prospective students. Current doctoral students are exploring both text-based and reception history-based projects.

Book

Year Publication
2018 Bradford A. Anderson, Margot Northey, and Joel Lohr (2018) Making Sense in Religious Studies: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson and Paula Gooder (2017) An Introduction to the Study of the Pentateuch. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) Brotherhood and Inheritance: A Canonical Reading of the Esau and Edom Traditions. London: Continuum/T&T Clark.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2022 Bradford A. Anderson (Ed.). (2022) Hebrew Prophets and Prophetic Literature: Reception History and Contemporary Significance -- Special Issue. Basel: Religions,
2021 Bradford A. Anderson and Amanda Dillon (Ed.). (2021) Sacred Texts and Digital Culture -- Special Issue. Sheffield: Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts,
2020 Bradford A. Anderson (Ed.). (2020) From Scrolls to Scrolling: Sacred Texts, Materiality, and Dynamic Media Cultures. Berlin: de Gruyter,
2018 Bradford A. Anderson, Craig Evans, and Jack Lundbom (Ed.). (2018) The Book of Jeremiah: Composition, Reception, Interpretation. Leiden: Brill,
2018 Bradford A. Anderson and Jonathan Kearney (Ed.). (2018) Ireland and the Reception of the Bible: Social and Cultural Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Bradford A. Anderson (2022) 'Edom's (Dis)Possession'. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 84 .
2022 Bradford A. Anderson (2022) 'The Reception and Contemporary Significance of the Hebrew Prophets and Prophetic Literature'. Religions, 13 .
2021 Bradford A. Anderson (2021) 'Family Dynamics, Fertility Cults, and Feminist Critiques: The Reception of Hosea 1–3 Through the Centuries'. Religions, 12 .
2021 Bradford A. Anderson and Amanda Dillon (2021) 'Mapping the (Digital) Terrain: Biblical Texts in Digital Contexts'. Postscripts: the journal of sacred texts & contemporary worlds, 12 .
2021 Bradford A. Anderson (2021) 'Hosea's Marriage: A Brief History of Interpretation'. Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association, 48 .
2021 Bradford A. Anderson (2021) 'The Bible and Its Reception: A Multimodal Project'. TEACHING THEOLOGY & RELIGION, .
2020 Bradford A. Anderson and Jason McElligott (2020) 'Jewish and Hebrew Books in Marsh's Library: Materiality and Intercultural Engagement in Early Modern Ireland'. Religions, .
2019 Bradford A. Anderson (2019) 'Scriptures, Materiality, and the Digital Turn: The Iconicity of Sacred Texts in a Digital Age'. Postscripts: the journal of sacred texts & contemporary worlds, .
2019 Bradford A. Anderson (2019) 'Jacob, Esau, and the Constructive Possibilities of the Other'. Biblical Theology Bulletin, .
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) 'Ireland and the Old Testament: Transmission, Translation, and Unexpected Influence'. Journal of the Bible and Its Reception, 5 :141-169.
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) 'The Intersection of the Human and the Divine in Genesis 32-33'. Zeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 128 :30-41.
2015 Bradford A. Anderson (2015) 'Old Testament Theology, Revisited: R.W.L. Moberly and Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture'. Cithara, 55 :35-40.
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) 'The Reception of Obadiah: Some Historical, Ideological, and Visual Considerations'. Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association, 37 .
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) 'Edom in the Book of Numbers: Some Literary Reflections'. Zeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 124 :38-51.
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) 'Seeing and Hearing the Otherness of Sacred Texts in the Classroom'. TEACHING THEOLOGY & RELIGION, .
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) 'Reconceptualising the Outsider in the Hebrew Bible'. .
2010 Bradford A. Anderson (2010) 'Poetic Justice in Obadiah'. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 35 :247-255.
2010 Bradford A. Anderson (2010) 'The Inversion of the Birth Order and the Title of the Firstborn'. Vetus Testamentum, 60 :655-658.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 Bradford A. Anderson (2023) 'Isaac's Death and Resurrection Remembered: Reception History, Cultural Memory, and the Aqedah in Jewish Tradition' In: Social Memory Theory and Conceptions of Afterlife in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. Paderborn : Brill.
2021 Bradford A. Anderson (2021) 'Scriptures, Materiality, and the Digital Turn: The Iconicity of Sacred Texts in a Digital Age' In: Books as Bodies and as Sacred Beings. Sheffield : Equinox.
2020 Bradford A. Anderson (2020) 'Sacred Texts in a Digital Age: Reflecting on Materiality, Digital Culture, and the Functional Dimensions of Scriptures' In: From Scrolls to Scrolling: Sacred Texts, Materiality, and Dynamic Media Cultures. Berlin : de Gruyter.
2020 Bradford A. Anderson (2020) 'Materiality, Liminality, and the Digital Turn: The Sacred Texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Material Perspective' In: From Scrolls to Scrolling. Berlin : de Gruyter.
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) ''This Booke Hath bred all the quarrel': The Bible in the 1641 Depositions' In: Ireland and the Reception of the Bible: Social and Cultural Perspectives. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) 'Mapping Narrative Complexity: Textual Geography, Literary Studies, and the City in the Hebrew Bible' In: The City in the Hebrew Bible. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) 'Loins, Encyclopaedia of the Bible and Its Reception 16' In: article for EBR(Eds.). Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin : de Gruyter.
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) 'Situating Ireland and Socio-Cultural Reception of the Bible' In: Ireland and the Reception of the Bible: Social and Cultural Perspectives. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) 'The Spatial Rhetoric of Obadiah' In: Obadiah: Readings. Sheffield : Sheffield Phoenix.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) 'Kedemoth, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 15' In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin : de Gruyter.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) 'Kehelathah, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 15' In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin : de Gruyter.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) 'Kedemah, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 15' In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. BERLIN : De Gruyter.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) 'Kemuel (1,2,3), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 15' In: Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin : De Gruyter.
2016 Bradford A. Anderson, Gareth Byrne, and Sandra Cullen (2016) ''Religious Pluralism, Education, and Citizenship in Ireland'' In: Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe. Berlin : Springer.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2020 Bradford A. Anderson (2020) 'The Press: A Profile of Postscripts, Bulletin for the Study of Religion' 49 (1) .
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) 'Reconsidering the Unchosen in the Old Testament: The Case of Esau' 39 (1) :41-48.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Bradford Anderson (2022) Society of Biblical Literature The Visual Reception of Hosea, Joel, and Obadiah Denver, Colorado, 18/11/2022-22/11/2022.
2022 Bradford A. Anderson (2022) EASR, Cork The Freedom and Limitations of the Canon: The Reception of the Aqedah as Test Case Cork, 26/06/2022-30/06/2022.
2020 Bradford A. Anderson (2020) Irish Biblical Association Annual Meeting From Family Matters to Fertility Cults: The Reception of Hosea 1-2 Maynooth, 17/02/2020-.
2019 Brad Anderson (2019) Jewish and Hebrew Books in Marsh's Library: A Symposium Symposium on Jewish and Hebrew Books in Marsh's Library Marsh's Library, Dublin, 05/11/2019-.
2019 Brad Anderson (2019) Dublin Festival of History / IRC History in Unexpected Places: Hebrew Books in Marsh's Library, Dublin Dublin Castle, 19/10/2019-.
2019 Brad Anderson (2019) ISASR annual conference Jewish Books in Marsh's Library Trinity College Dublin, 11/10/2019-.
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) Society of Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion Isaac's Death and Resurrection Remembered Denver, Colorado, 16/11/2018-20/11/2018.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) Books as Sacred Beings Conference on sacred texts Seoul, Korea, 11/10/2017-.
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) Public Lecture, Chester Beatty Library Ireland and the Old Testament Dublin, Ireland, 23/05/2017-.
2017 Bradford Anderson (2017) Society for Old Testament Study Ireland and the Old Testament: Transmission, Translation, and Significance Nottingham, 03/01/2017-05/01/2017.
2016 Bradford Anderson (2016) Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions Sacred Texts in a Digital Age Cork, 16/06/2016-17/06/2016.
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) Society of Biblical Literature Reconsidering Esau: An Unexpected Resource for Jewish-Christian Dialogue? San Antonio, Texas, 19/11/2016-22/11/2016.
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) Society of Biblical Literature Sacred Texts in a Digital Age San Antonio, Texas, 19/11/2016-22/11/2016.
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) Remembering the Past: An exploration of Memory Remembering In and Remembering With the Bible St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, .
2015 Bradford A. Anderson (2015) Biblical Association of the Church of Ireland Reading Old Testament Narratives: Theological Challenges and Possibilities Greystones, Ireland, .
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Queens University Belfast / Irish Biblical Association Jacob, Esau, and the Constructive Possibilities of the Other Queens University Belfast, .
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Religions and Pluralism in Europe Religious Pluralism, Education, and Citizenship in Ireland Podgorica, Montenegro, .
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Durham Old Testament Seminar The Reception of Obadiah: Some Historical, Theological, and Visual Considerations Durham, England, .
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) SHARP Antwerp: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing The Bible in Seventeenth Century Ireland Antwerp, Belgium, .
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Society of Biblical Literature, Use and Impact of the Bible Section Situating Obadiah: Written and visual perspectives on the context of Obadiah San Diego, CA, .
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) TCD Biblical Studies Seminar This booke hath bred all the quarrel’: The Bible in the 1641 Depositions Trinity College, Dublin, .
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) Irish Biblical Association Annual Conference Obadiah and Its Readers: Issues in the Reception of a (Very) Minor Prophet Dublin, .
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Toward Mutual Ground: Religious Pluralism in Educational Practice in Irish Schools Conference co-organiser Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, .
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Genesis Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting Strangely Blessed: Revisiting Blessing and Fulfilment in the Jacob Cycle Chicago, .
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Emerging Perspectives: Religions and Ireland The Bible and the 1641 Depositions: Reflections on Scriptural Materiality and Iconicity University College Cork, .
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) The Use and Impact of the Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting “What will yow doe now yor bibles are burnt”: The Material Bible in the 1641 Depositions In Ireland Chicago, .
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) Toward Mutual Ground: Religious Education, Education, and Diversity Conference Co-convener Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, .
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) The City in the Hebrew Bible Textual Geography and Narrative Complexity: The Contribution of Literary Studies to the Study of Spatiality and the City in the Hebrew Bible University of Cambridge, .
2010 Bradford A. Anderson (2010) Society of Biblical Literature, Israelite Prophetic Literature Kinship and the Land: Themes in the Prophetic Depiction of Edom San Diego, .

Book Review

Year Publication
2020 Bradford a. Anderson (2020) Review of Dan Rickett, Separating Abram and Lot (Leiden: Brill, 2020), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly. BREV
2019 Bradford A. Anderson (2019) Review of Kevin Mattison Rewriting and Revision as Amendment in the Laws of Deuteronomy (Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2/100 Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018). BREV
2019 Bradford Anderson (2019) Review of Sensing Sacred Texts edited by James W. Watts (Equinox, Sheffield, 2018), in Religion 50.2. BREV
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) Review of Dominic S. Irudayaraj, Violence, Otherness and Identity in Isaiah 63:1-6 (Bloomsbury 2017). BREV
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) review of Daniel C. Timmer, the Non-Israelite Nation sin the Book of the Twelve (Brill). BREV
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) Review of Joseph Lam, Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible. BREV
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) Review of David Stern, The Jewish Bible: A Material History (Washington, 2017), in Reading Religion. BREV
2017 Bradford A. Anderson (2017) Review of The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, by Siobhan Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer. BREV
2016 Bradford A. Anderson (2016) Review of Genesis Rabbah in Text and Context, ed. Sarit Kattan Gribetz, et al. BREV
2016 Bradford Anderson (2016) Review of Elie Assis. Identity in Conflict: The Struggle between Esau and Jacob, Edom and Israel. Siphrut 19. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016. 214pp. BREV
2016 Bradford Anderson (2016) Review of The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets, Editor(s): Carolyn Sharp Oxford Handbooks New York, NY: Oxford University Press, October 2016. 768 pages. BREV [Link]
2016 Bradford Anderson (2016) Belonging in Genesis: Biblical Israel and the Politics of Identity Formation, by Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi. BREV [Link]
2015 Bradford A. Anderson (2015) Abraham, the Nations, and the Hagarites: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Kinship with Abraham (. BREV
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) The Bible and Literature, SCM Core Text. BREV
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Review of Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. BREV
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) he Book of Genesis: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books. BREV
2014 Bradford A. Anderson (2014) Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis. BREV
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) Identity Crisis: Working in Higher Education in the 21st Century. BREV
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) Society Shaped by Theology: Sociological Theology, Volume 3. BREV
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) Learning to Learn with Integrative Learning Technologies (ILT): A Practical Guide for Academic Success. BREV
2013 Bradford A. Anderson (2013) Review of John J. Collins, Joel, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malach. BREV
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Targum and Testament Revisited: Aramaic Paraphrases of the Hebrew Bible, 2nd ed. BREV
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Bearing True Witness: Truthfulness in Christian Practice. BREV
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) The Foreigner and the Law: Perspectives from the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. BREV
2012 Bradford A. Anderson (2012) Reading Genesis: Ten Methods. BREV
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) An Introduction to Judaism, 2nd ed. BREV
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) The Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Approach. BREV
2011 Bradford A. Anderson (2011) The Hebrew Prophets: An Introduction. BREV
2007 Bradford A. Anderson (2007) Encountering the Spirit: The Charismatic Tradition, Traditions of Christian Spirituality Series. BREV

Online Article

Year Publication
2018 Bradford A. Anderson (2018) Edom, Bible Odyssey. ELEA
2016 Brad Anderson (2016) The Reception of the Second Creation Account. ELEA [Link]
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Irish Biblical Association Former President/executive committee -
Society of Biblical Literature member -
SCRIPT: Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts Trustee -
Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions Executive Committee -
Society for Old Testament Study Member -

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Journal Editor -- Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts -
Editorial Board: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament -
Editorial team -- Die Bibel in der Kunst (BiKu) / Bible in the Arts (BiA) -

Creative Outputs

Year Title Type
2019 Sefer: Jewish Books in Marsh's Library -- https://www.marshlibrary.ie/digi/exhibits/show/jewish-books Exhibition

Research Interests

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible: Torah; Hebrew prophets; particularity and difference in the HB (insiders and outsiders); interdisciplinary readings of the Bible; Jewish-Christian dialogue and the Bible

The use and reception of the Bible
: Jewish and Christian history of interpretation; 
the material Bible and the iconicity of Scriptures; the Bible in the arts; the Bible in contemporary popular culture; the Bible and religion in the public square; the use of the Bible in contemporary Christian traditions

Pedagogy and Student Skills Development: student skills development in theology and religious studies; pedagogy in religion and theology

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
From scrolls to scrolling: sacred texts, materiality and changing media cultures DCU PI 01/01/2017 30/09/2017
Jewish Texts in Marsh’s Library: Intercultural Engagement in Early Modern Ireland DCU PI 23/04/2019 22/01/2020

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Hartley ,Tristin PhD Supervisor
Connolly ,Helena PhD-track Supervisor
Overkamp ,Kirsten PhD Supervisor

Teaching Interests

Introduction to the Bible
Hebrew Bible - The Torah
Hebrew Prophets / Prophetic Literature
The Gospels
Biblical Interpretation
Identity and Otherness in the Hebrew Bible
Biblical Hebrew (language)