David J. A. Clines

David John Alfred Clines (born 21 November 1938 Sydney, Australia) is a biblical scholar. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield.

David John Alfred Clines
Born (1938-11-21) 21 November 1938
NationalityAustralian
Known forfoundation of the Sheffield Academic Press
Board member ofPresident of the Society for Old Testament Study, President of the Society of Biblical Literature
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Sydney, St John’s College, Cambridge
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical studies
InstitutionsUniversity of Sheffield
Notable worksJob (WBC)

Clines studied at the University of Sydney and St John’s College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the Society for Old Testament Study, as well as President of the Society of Biblical Literature.[1] In 2003, a Festschrift was published in his honour. Reading from Right to Left: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of David J.A. Clines (ISBN 0826466869) included contributions by James Barr, John Barton, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Walter Brueggemann, Brevard Childs, Patrick D. Miller, Rolf Rendtorff, Hugh Williamson, and Ellen van Wolde. In 2013, he was honoured with another Festschrift, Interested Readers: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J. A. Clines, which included contributions from Marc Zvi Brettler, Norman C. Habel, and Athalya Brenner.

Clines served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2009.[2] Together with David M. Gunn, Clines made the University of Sheffield a pioneer in literary readings of the final form of the biblical text. Followers of this approach are sometimes referred to as the "Sheffield school".[3]

Honours

In 2015, Clines was awarded the Burkitt Medal by the British Academy "in recognition of his significant contribution to the study of the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew lexicography".[4]

Selected works

Books

  • Clines, David J. A. (1978). The Theme of the Pentateuch. JSOT Supplements. 10. Sheffield: JSOT Press.
  • (1984). The Esther Scroll: the story of the story. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 30. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 9780567157133. OCLC 276358541.
  • (1984). Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther: based on the Revised Standard Version. New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI & London: Eerdmans & Marshall, Morgan & Scott. ISBN 9780802800176. OCLC 11113882.
  • (1989). Job 1-20. Word Biblical Commentary. 17. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-8499-0216-1.
  • (1990). What Does Eve Do to Help? - and Other Readerly Questions to the Old Testament. JSOT Supplements. 94. Sheffield: JSOT Press.
  • (1990). What Does Eve Do to Help? - and Other Readerly Questions to the Old Testament. JSOT Supplements. 94. Sheffield: JSOT Press.
  • (1993–2011). The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, 6 vols. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. ISBN 978-1-907534-38-6.
  • (1995). Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Old Testament. JSOT Supplements. 205. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
  • (1998). On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays, 1967–1998 (2 vols.). JSOT Supplements. 268. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 1-8507-5901-4.
  • (2006). Job 21-37. Word Biblical Commentary. 18a. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-8499-0217-8.
  • (2009). The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. ISBN 978-1-9060-5579-0.
  • (2011). Job 38-42. Word Biblical Commentary. 18b. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-7852-5267-2.
sources of bibliography[5]

Edited by

  • ; Gunn, D. M.; Hauser, Alan J., eds. (1982). Art and meaning: rhetoric in Biblical literature. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 19. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 9780567405241. OCLC 276307111.
  • ; Sawyer, John F. A., eds. (1983). Midian, Moab, and Edom: the history and archaeology of late Bronze and Iron Age Jordan and north-west Arabia. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 24. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 9780567174451. OCLC 276783694.
  • ; Fowl, Stephen E.; Porter, Stanley E., eds. (1990). The Bible in Three Dimensions: essays in celebration of forty years of biblical studies in the University of Sheffield. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 87. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 9780567540379. OCLC 276307035.

Chapters

  • (1982). "The Arguments of Job's Three Friends". In ; Gunn, D. M.; Hauser, Alan J. (eds.). Art and meaning: rhetoric in Biblical literature. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 19. Sheffield: JSOT Press. pp. 266-. ISBN 9780567405241. OCLC 276307111.
  • (1989). "The Wisdom Books". In Biggar, Stephen (ed.). Creating The Old Testament: The Emergence of the Hebrew Bible. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. pp. 384-. ISBN 0631162496.

Journal articles

  • (1972). "Regnal Year Reckoning in the Last Year of the Kingdom of Judah". American Journal of Biblical Archaeology. 2: 9–34.
  • (1972–1973). "The Theology of the Flood Narrative". Faith and Thought. 100 (2): 128–142.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  • (March 1974). "Evidence for an autumnal new year in pre-exilic Israel reconsidered". Journal of Biblical Literature. 93 (1): 22–40.
  • (1979). "The Significance of the 'Sons of God' (Gen. 6,1-4) in the Context of Primeval History (Gen 1-11)". Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. 13: 33–46.
  • (1981). "Job 5:1-8: A New Exegesis". Biblica. 62: 185–94.

Festschrift

  • Exum, J. Cheryl; Williamson, Hugh G. M., eds. (2003). Reading from Right to Left: essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J. A. Clines. Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series. 373. London & New York: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 9780567459992. OCLC 276841809.

References

  1. "Emeritus Professor David J. A. Clines". University of Sheffield. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. "Past Presidents List" (PDF). Society of Biblical Literature. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  3. David J. A. Clines, Stephen E. Fowl, and Stanley E. Porter, "Preface," in The Bible in Three Dimensions: Essays in Celebration of Forty Years of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, p. 14.
  4. "Burkitt Medal 2015". British Academy. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  5. "Sheffield Institute page for David Clines". Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS). Retrieved 9 November 2015.
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