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Meyer Anthony, Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Anthony Meyer

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

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Biography

Anthony Meyer is a 6th year PhD candidate in Early Judaism/Christianity (Biblical Field). His dissertation examines the evidence for the use and non-use of the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) in the Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek literature of the Second Temple period. Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Machiela.

Education

  • McMaster University, Ph.D. in Religious Studies, 2011–present
  • Trinity Western University, M.A. in Biblical Studies, 2009–2011
  • Grand Valley State University, B.A. in Social Studies, 2004–2008

Teaching

Teaching Experience

  • Israel and Palestine Through the Ages (NES 207), University of Michigan, 2017-present
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (2HB3), McMaster University, 2015
  • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Online Language Academy, 2012–2014
  • Introduction to LXX and New Testament Greek, Biblical Online Language Academy, 2012–2014

TA Experience

  • Death and Dying: The Western Experience (2N03), McMaster University
  • The Five Books of Moses (2DD3), McMaster University
  • Paul and Christian Origins (2HH3), McMaster University
  • Modern Judaism (3ZZ3), McMaster University
  • Theory and Practice of Non-Violence (2H03), McMaster University
  • World Religions (1B06), McMaster University
  • Prophets of the Hebrew Bible (2EE3), McMaster University
  • Bible as Literature (2VV3), McMaster University

 

Research

Essay in Collected Volumes

  • “The ‘Mysteries of God’ in the Qumran War Scroll.” Pages 109-124 in The War Scroll: War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Festschrift in honor of Marty Abegg Jr. Edited by Kyung Baek, Kipp Davis, Peter Flint, and Dorothy Peters. STDJ 115. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Reference Articles/Entries

  • “עמוק–deep/depth.” In Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten, vol. 3. Edited by Heinz–Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen. Stuttgart, Germany: V.W. Kohlhammer, 2014.
  • “ענן–cloud.” In Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten, vol. 3. Edited by Heinz–Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen. Stuttgart, Germany: V.W. Kohlhammer, 2014.
  • “Habakkuk.” In Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 2014.
  • “Archaeology of Palestine,” “Coinage in Biblical History,” “The Book of Judith,” and “John the Baptist.” In The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, Washington: Logos Bible Software (2012).

Book Reviews

  • Crawford, Sidnie White, and Ceccilia Wassen (eds), The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library. STDJ 116; Leiden: Brill. In Maskilim (forthcoming, 2016).
  • Shaw, Frank. The Earliest Non-Mystical Jewish Use of Ιαω. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 70. Leuven: Peeters, 2014. In Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2015).
  • Wagner, Ross. Reading the Sealed Book. Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 88, 2013. In JESOT (forthcoming).
  • Carr, David M., The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. In JESOT (2013).
  • Harlow, D., K. M. Hogan, M. Goff, J. Kaminsky (eds), The “Other” In Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. In Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2013).
  • Davies, Philip R., On the Origins of Judaism. London; Oakville, CT: Equinox, 2011. Reviews of the Enoch Seminar (2013).
  • Stone, Michael E., Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2011. In Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2012).
  • Zahn, Molly M., Rethinking Rewritten Scripture: Composition and Exegesis in the 4QReworked Pentateuch Manuscripts. STDJ 95. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011. In JESOT (2012).

Academic Presentations

  • “The Use and Non-Use of the Divine Name in Aramaic Texts of Early Judaism.” Presented at the Annual SBL Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Hebrew Bible and Cognate Literature Session (2015).
  • “From Praxis to Text: The Scripturalization of Priestly Ritual in the Mishnah and Invoking the Divine Name YHWH.” Presented at the Annual SBL Meeting, San Diego, CA. Social History of Judaism and Christianity Session (2014).
  • “The Tetragrammaton in the Earliest LXX Manuscripts.” Presented at the McMaster Association of Judaism and Christianity Seminar, Hamilton ON (2014).
  • “What Does Material Philology Have To Say About [κύριος], Ιαω, and יהוה? A Reassessment of Spacing Features In Early Greek MSS.” Presented at Copenhagen University, Denmark. Conference: “Material Philology and the Dead Sea Scrolls: New Approaches for New Text Editions” (2014).
  • “Textual Traditions in the Temple Scroll (11QT).” Presented at the McMaster Association of Judaism and Christianity Seminar, Hamilton ON (2012).
  • “Two Conversions: The Cleansing of the Scale–Diseased Man in Mark 1:39–45.” Presented at the Pacific Northwest Regional SBL Meeting. New Testament and Hellenistic Religions Session, Spokane, WA (2011).
  • “The Hebrew University Bible: In light of Current Critical Editions.” Presented at the Pacific Northwest Regional SBL Meeting. Hebrew Scriptures Session, Spokane, WA (2011).