About

I create catalog records for Syriac and Arabic Garshuni manuscripts for the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML).

Education

Ph.D., Early Christianity, Princeton Theological Seminary (2016)

M.A., New Testament, Abilene Christian University (2009)

M.Div., Abilene Christian University (2009)

B.A., Political Science, Harding University (2005)

Other Publications

Edited Volume

Eastern Christianity: A Reader (Eerdmans, 2021).

Monograph (In Preparation)

Deconstructing the Demonstrations: Reconsidering the Composition and Context of an Early Syriac Corpus (under contract with Gorgias Press)

Translations

Ephrem the Syrian: On the Fast; On the Unleavened Bread; On the Crucifixion; On the Resurrection, translated with Joshua Falconer and Blake Hartung. Fathers of the Church Series. (CUA Press, forthcoming.)

Apocalypse of Baruch (2 Baruch) according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. Antioch Bible Series. (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, forthcoming).

“The Preaching of Peter at Rome,” “The Disputation of Peter and Nero,” and “The Epistle of James to Quadratus,” in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Vol. 3, edited by Tony Burke (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming).

“The Travels of Peter” and “The Exhortation of Peter,” in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Vol. 2, edited by Tony Burke (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2020).

Hebrews-Jude according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. With Daniel King. Antioch Bible Series. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016.

Galatians-Philemon according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. Antioch Bible Series. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013.

Ephrem the Syrian’s Hymns on the Unleavened Bread. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 30. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Digital Syriac Corpus: A Digital Repository for Syriac Texts.” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 24(1) (2020): 1-14.

“Sleep of the Soul and Resurrection of the Body: Aphrahat’s Anthropology in Context.” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 22.2 (2019): 433-465.

“Evidence for Citations of 3 Corinthians and their Influence in the Demonstrations of Aphrahat.” Vigiliae Christianae 67.3 (2013): 248-262.

“Schøyen MS 574: Missing Pages from a Syriac Witness of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah of Scete.” Le Museon 124:1 (2011).

“The Philoxenian Gospels as Reconstructed from the Writings of Philoxenos of Mabbug,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 13:2 (2010): 177-249.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Nestorianism and Monophysitism,” in Richard Flower, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Christian Heresy (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

“Digitized Manuscripts and the Preservation of Material Culture: Syriac Manuscript ACK 213 as a Case Study,” in Janet Spittler and Jonathan Henry, eds., Material Apocrypha (Sheffield: Equinox), forthcoming.

“Reconsidering the Compositional Unity of Aphrahat’s Demonstrations,” in Aaron Michael Butts and Robin Darling Young, eds., Syriac Christian Culture: Beginnings to Renaissance (Washington, D.C.: CUA Press, 2021).

“Where Soul Meets Body: Narsai’s Depiction of the Body-Soul Relationship in Context,” in Kristian Heal, Robert Kitchen, and Aaron Michael Butts, eds., Narsai: Rethinking His Work and His World (Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

“Anti-Jewish Rhetoric and Christian Identity in Aphrahat’s Demonstrations,” in Aaron Michael Butts and Simcha Gross, eds., Judaism and Syriac Christianity: Intersections Across the First Millennium (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

“Son of Man, Son of God: Aphrahat’s Biblical Christology,” pages 9-19 in Vahan Hovhanessian, ed., The Old Testament as Authorotative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East. NY: Peter Lang, 2010.

Memberships

North American Patristics Society

American Academy of Religion

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