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Classical Languages Faculty Scholarship Highlights

Below are highlights of the types of scholarship our faculty are producing regularly. For a full listing of their academic work, please visit each faculty member's bio page, linked below.

Andrew Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Hebrew

  • “Ugaritic Emotion Terms.” To appear in Handbook of Emotions in the Ancient Near East, edited by K. Sonik and U. Steinert. Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Constraining the Future in Ugaritic Juridical Composition and the Indefinite Semantics of šḥr ṯlṯt.” Ougarit, 90 ans après. RSO 28. Leuven: Peeters, forthcoming.
  • “New Evidence for Ugaritic and Hittite Onomastics and Prosopography at the End of the Late Bronze Age.” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 110/2 (2020): 196-211.
  • “Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel: Recent Developments and Future Directions.” Bibliotheca Orientalis 76/1-2 (2019): 46-74.
  • “Line Five of the Amman Citadel Inscription: History of Interpretation and a New Proposal.” BASOR 376 (2016): 63-82.

Alexander Loney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classical Languages; Classical Languages Section Coordinator

  • Recipient of Wheaton’s Senior Scholarship Achievement Award (2020)
  • Author of The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • Co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Jon Laansma, Ph.D., Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Department Chair

  • Wheaton College Senior Faculty Teaching Award (2013-2014)
  • Co-author with Randy Gauthier. Handy Guide to Mastering Difficult and Irregular Verbs of the Greek New Testament (Kregel, 2017).
  • Author, The Letter to the Hebrews. A Commentary for Preaching, Teaching, and Bible Study.  (Wipf and Stock, 2017).
  • Co-editor with George Guthrie and Cynthia Westfall. So Great a Salvation. A Dialogue on the Atonement in Hebrews. (T&T Clark, 2019).
  • Author, ‘I Will Give You Rest’  The Rest Motif in the New Testament with Special Reference to Mt 11 and Heb 3-4, WUNT 2/98 (repr. Wipf and Stock, 2015; J.C.B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck]), 1997).

Douglas Penney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classical Languages

  • “By the Power of Beelzebub:  An Aramaic Incantation Formula from Qumran (4Q560),” with Michael O. Wise, Journal of Biblical Literature 113/4 (1994): 627-650.
  • “Finding the Devil in the Details:  Onomastic Exegesis and the Naming of Evil in the World of the New Testament.” in New Testament Greek and Exegesis:  Essays in Honor of Gerald F.  Hawthorne. Amy M. Donaldson and Timothy B Sailors, eds. (Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).

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