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Global Religions

Dr. Jason Radine

Associate Professor and Department Chair


Telephone: 610-862-1314
Office: Comenius 202


B.A. (Philosophy), University of Michigan
M.A. and Ph.D. (Near Eastern Studies), University of Michigan

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

The origins of Israelite/Jewish identity in the ancient Near East, intra-religious conflict in biblical texts, ancient Near Eastern culture and religion, modern Judaism, ethical issues in religion. Dr. Radine's current research projects are on the phenomenon of literary prophecy and its role in the development of Israelite/Jewish religious and political thought.


  • 112: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • 114: Jesus and the Gospels
  • 116: Paul and Early Christianity 
  • 126: Judaism
  • 226: From Prophecy to the Apocalypse
  • 227: Ancient Near Eastern Religion
  • 246: War and Peace in the Biblical World
  • 251: Modern Jewish Religious Movements

In Summer 2009, Dr. Radine led Moravian College students to an archaeological excavation in Ramat Rahel, Israel (on the outskirts of Jerusalem). 

Dr. Radine is also the faculty advisor for the Moravian College Hillel Society. Hillel is the club for Jewish life on campus.


The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah, Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen, Germany) Forschungen zum Alten Testament 45, 2010.

Jason Radine proposes that the book of Amos is not a work of "prophecy" as the phenomenon is known from the ancient Near East, but rather a religio-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the northern kingdom.


  • “Urban Change and the Designation ‘Israel’ in the Books of Micah and Hosea,” in A. Schart and J. Krispenz (eds.), Die Stadt in der Zwölfprophetenbuch (BZAW 428; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), pp. 287-310.
  • “Deuteronomistic Redaction of the Book of the Four and the Origins of Israel’s Wrongs,” in R. Albertz, J. Nogalski, and J. Wöhrle (eds.),Perspectives on the Formation of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations – Redactional Processes – Historical Insights (BZAW 433; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), pp. 287–302.

In Press

  • “’Hear This Word That I Take Up Over You in Lamentation’ (Amos 5:1): Lamentation Themes in the Book of Amos” in C. Dempsey and L. Flesher (eds.), Why?...How Long?  Studies on the Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry (London: T&T Clark International, Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 552).
  • “Vision and Curse Aversion in the Book of Amos,” in Elizabeth Hayes and Lena- Sofia Tiemeyer (eds.), “I Lifted My Eyes and Saw”: Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible (T&T Clark, Continuum).

Encyclopedia Entries                

  • “Esau,” in H-J Klauck, B. McGinn, C-L Seow, H. Spieckermann, B.D. Walfish, and E. Ziolkowski (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, in press).
  • “Ephraim,” in H-J Klauck, B. McGinn, C-L Seow, H. Spieckermann, B.D. Walfish, and E. Ziolkowski (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, in press).

Recent Conference Presentations

  • “James Nogalski’s Smith and Helwys Commentary on the Book of the Twelve,” Review panelist, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 17 November, 2012
  • “From Mantic Professional to Literary Character: The Emergence of Biblical Prophetic Literature in Ancient Israel,” International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26 July, 2012.
  • “Political Rhetoric in the Books of Amos, Hosea, and Micah,” International Conference on Prophecy and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, University of Haifa, Israel, 30 May, 2012.
  • “The Implications of Archeological Models of the Growth of Judah for Early Prophetic Literature,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 20 November, 2011.
  • “Judahite Anti-Northernism and the Formation of the Book of the Four,” at “Perspectives on the Formation of the Book of the Twelve: Methodological Foundations – Redactional Processes – Historical     Insights,” an international conference at the University of Münster, Germany, 15 January, 2011.

Recent Book Reviews

  • Review of Zwischen Bekehrungseifer und Philosemitismus, edited by Peter Vogt, Kleine Texte des Pietismus, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007; Journal of Moravian History, in press.
  • Review of Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: A Theological Commentary, by Philip Peter Jenson, LHB/OTS 496, New York: T&T Clark, 2008; Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71/4:864–866, October 2009.
  • Review of The Edited Bible: The Curious History of the "Editor" in Biblical Criticism, by John Van Seters, Winona Lake: Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2006; JAOS 129.3 (2009):6–7.