Today I introduce you to one of the newest and youngest members of our faculty, Carly Crouch. Carly, a California native, did her Bachelor’s at Scripps College focusing primarily on theology and ethics. She then went on to do her Master’s (as well as some other programs) and PhD at Oxford under John Barton. Before coming to Nottingham, Carly held a variety of fellowships throughout the UK. Carly came to Nottingham at the same time as I did in 2011.
I’ve not sat in on any of Carly’s classes, but from my understanding she is an intelligent and accomplished scholar, both in ethics and the Hebrew Bible. Carly particularly researches war and ethics in the Hebrew Bible.
- War and ethics in the Ancient Near East : Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009.
- ‘The Threat to Israel’s Identity in Deuteronomy: Mesopotamian or Levantine?’ ZAW 124 (2013), forthcoming.
- ‘Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Nahum’. In Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context, edited by C.A. Rollston. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2013.
- ‘Yahweh’s Battle against Chaos in Ezekiel: The Transformation of a Traditional Motif for a New Situation’. JBL (2013), forthcoming.
- Co-authored with C.A. Strine. ‘Ištar and the Motif of the Cosmological Warrior: Assurbanipal’s Adaptation of Enūma eliš’. In ‘Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela’: Prophecy in Israel, Assyria and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period, edited by R.P. Gordon and H.M. Barstad. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2012.
- ‘Adapting the Cosmological Tradition in Isaiah 40-45’. SJOT 25 (2011): 260-275.
- ‘Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations in Light of a Royal Ideology of Warfare’. JBL 130 (2011): 473-492. .as Interpolative Gloss: A Solution to Gen 4:7’. ZAW 123 (2011): 250-258 חטאת‘
- ‘Ethics as Cross-cultural Reaction: Deuteronomic Ethics as Reaction to Manassean Multiculturalism’. In Text, Theology, and Trowel: Recent Research in the Biblical World, edited by L.D. Matassa and J.M. Silverman. Eugene, Or.: Pickwick, 2011.
- ‘Genesis 1:26-7 as a Statement of Humanity’s Divine Parentage’. JTS 61 (2010): 1-15.
- ‘Funerary Rites for Infants and Children in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Practice’. Pages 15-26 in Feasts and Festivals, edited by C.M. Tuckett. CBET 53. Leuven: Peeters, 2009.
- In the Name of God: The Bible in the Colonial Discourse of Empire, co-edited with J. Stökl. BIS. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Mediating between Heaven and Earth: Communication with the Divine in the Ancient Near East, co-edited with J. Stökl and A. Zernecke. LHBOTS. London: T&T Clark, 2012.
- ‘Military Crimes’. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Law, edited by P. Barmash, C.E. Fonrobert, C. Rothschild, J. Stackert and J. Witte. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Co-authored with J. Wright. ‘Cook, Stanley Arthur’, in vol. 5 of Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed Carly’s videos. Hopefully, if more interest is shown in them, more will be made. Also, definitely check out her work, if you’re interested in Old Testament or Ethics.
I also want to say a big thank you to Tarah Van De Wiele, one of Carly’s current PhD students for giving me a list of Carly’s publications.