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Dr. Jason Radine

Professor and Department Chair


Telephone: 610-861-1314
Office: Comenius 108

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Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
M.A., Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
B.A., Philosophy, 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
  • 295: Jewish Philosophy

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

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


The Book of Amos in Emergent JudahMohr Siebeck (Tübingen, Germany) Forschungen zum Alten Testament II: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 religion-political document explaining and justifying the withdrawal of divine favor from the northern kingdom.


  • "The Dating of Prophetic Books and the Persian Period 'Turn'" in Julia O'Brien (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021), 17-28. 
  • "Amos and the Book of the Twelve" in Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer and Jakob Wohrle (eds.), The Book of the Twelve: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation (Leiden: Brill, Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature (FIOTL), VTSup 2020), 139-150. 
  • "The 'Idolatrous Priests' in the Book of Zephaniah" in Lena Sofia Tiemeyer (ed.), Priests and Cults in the Book of the Twelve (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 14, 2016), 131-148.
  • "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, Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 584, 2014), 84-100.
  • "'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, 2013), pp. 1-19.
  • “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.

Encyclopedia Entries                

  • "Amos," in E. Orlin, et al (eds.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (New York: Routledge, 2016), p. 46.
  • “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 vol. 7 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013).
  • “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 vol 7 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013).

Online Publications

Conference Presentations

  • "The Value of Attention to Land and Place in Biblical Interpretation," Jewish Interpretation of the Bible section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 18 November 2018.
  • "The Historical and Archaeological Background of the Book of Amos Revisited," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 19 November , 2017.
  • "Religious Criticism and Change in the Book of Zephaniah," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 22 November, 2014.
  • “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.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Urban Imagination in Biblical Prophecy by Mary E. Mills (T&T Clark, LHB/OTS 560), in The Journal of Theological Studies 65/2: 641-643 (2014).
  • Review of Aspects of Amos: Exegesis and Interpretation, edited by Anselm Hagedorn and Andrew Mein (T&T Clark) in Biblical Interpretation 22: 95-97 (2014). 
  • Review of The Production of Prophecy: Constructing Prophecy and Prophets in Yehud edited by Ehud Ben Zvi and Diana Edelman(Equinox Press), for the Journal of the American Oriental Society 131/4:670-672 (2011). 
  • Review of Zwischen Bekehrungseifer und Philosemitismus : Texte zur Stellung des Pietismus zum Judentum by Peter Vogt, (Kleine Texte des Pietismus 11), Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt. Journal of Moravian History 8:119-121 (2010).
  • 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.