Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Dr. Brad Embry is associate professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and is in his second year with Regent University. Embry holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Durham University, specializing in 2nd temple period Jewish and Christian texts, with an emphasis in the appropriation of Old Testament themes within that body of literature. Embry's coursework includes backgrounds to the Old Testament, biblical Hebrew, and seminar courses on the temple, Ruth, Israelite historical books, and literature dealing with the topic of the Shoah (Holocaust).
His current research work is in the areas of theological interpretation of Scripture, especially Hebrew/Old Testament, Jewish-Greek literature of the 2nd temple period, and projects related to his teaching interests. Embry is an assistant editor with the Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint, co-chair of the Megilloth program unit with SBL, and co-chair of the Qumran, Hellenism and the Jewish-Greek Literature of its era workshop within the European Association of Biblical Studies. Embry is particularly interested in working with students who have an interest in one of these areas and how they might relate to contemporary Church practice.
2013 Holsinger-Hartje Award for Scholarship, Northwest University; 2013-2014 Pope Grant, Northwest University; 2008-2010 Pope Grant, Northwest University
The Prehistory (Genesis 1-11) in the Bible: Soundings in Biblical Narrative (tentative title). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. Forthcoming 2015.
Issues in the Megilloth: The Shape of Contemporary Scholarship (tentative title). Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. Forthcoming 2015.
Early Jewish Literature: Introduction and Reader. Co-edited with R. Herms and A.T. Wright. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2015.
Studies in Jewish Prayer. Co-edited with C.T.R. Hayward. Journal of Semitic Studies 17 Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Book Chapter Contributions:
"Psalms of Solomon and the Prophetic Paradigm: Receiving and Recasting a Biblical Framework" forthcoming in Proceedings from the 1st International Colloquium on the Psalms of Solomon (with SBL series Early Judaism and Its Literature).
"Letter of Aristeas" forthcoming in Early Jewish Literature: Introduction and Reader (with Eerdmans Publishing Company).
"Psalms of Solomon" forthcoming in Early Jewish Literature: Introduction and Reader (with Eerdmans Publishing Company).
"Narrative Loss, the (Important) Role of Women, and Community in Judges 19." Texts in Context: Joshua and Judges. Pp. Minneapolis: Fortress Press: 2013.
"Prayer in the Psalms of Solomon" in Studies in Jewish Prayer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005 (89-100).
"Locating the Mighty Acts of God: God's Hesed, Human Hesed," in Living Pulpit (August, 2013).
"Redemption-Acquisition: The Marriage of Ruth as a Theological Commentary on Yahweh and Yahweh's People" Journal of Theological Interpretation 7.2 (2013): 105-122.
"The 'Naked Narrative' from Noah to Leviticus: Reassessing Voyeurism in the Account of Noah's Nakedness in Genesis 9.22-24" Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 35:4 (June, 2011).
"The Endangerment of Moses: Towards a New Reading of Exodus 4:24-26" Vetus Testamentum 60:2 (2010): 177-196.
"The Translation and Interpretation of the Hatta't Sacrifice in LXX Pentateuch: LXX as an Interpretive Conversation Partner" Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies 1:1 (2009): 1-12.
"Solomon's Name as a Prophetic Hallmark in Jewish and Christian Texts" HENOCH XXVIII (2006): 47-62.
"The Psalms of Solomon in the NT: Intertextuality and the Need for a Re-Evaluation" Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha, 13:2 (2004): 99-136.
Bradley Embry, review of David C. Tollerton, The Book of Job in Post-Holocaust Thought, Review of Biblical Literature (forthcoming, 2014).
Bradley Embry, review of Phillip Michael Sherman, Babel's Tower Translated: Genesis 11 and Ancient Jewish Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature (2013).
David G. Firth and Paul D. Wegner, eds., Presence, Power, and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011) in Pneuma 34:4 (2012).
Lee Roy Martin The Unheard Voice of God: A Pentecostal Hearing of the Book of Judges in Religious Studies Review 37:3 (Sept 2011).
Chaim Navon, Genesis and Jewish Thought, Review of Biblical Literature (06/2009).
Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton, Classical Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: Comparing Theologies in Scottish Journal of Theology 61:3 (2008): 379-380.
Stephen V. Parrish A Story of the Psalms: Conversation, Canon, and Congregation in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 5 (2004).
C. Hassell Bullock, Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction, in Review of Biblical Literature (2003).
S. Ahrnke, B. Embry, R. Herms. "Bibliographische Dokumentation: Qumran Cave 4 Cryptic Texts DJD XXVI" Zeitschrift für Althebraistik (2004).
Brad Embry, Anthony LaDonne, Archie Wright, Loren Stuckenbruck "Bibliographische Dokumentation: Qumran Cave 4 Cryptic Texts DJD XXVI" Zeitschrift für Althebraistik (2002/2003).
Academic Presentations (Selected):
"The Vision of Community in the Psalms of Solomon: Idealized and Spiritual." Paper to be read at the First International Conference on the Psalms of Solomon (by invitation), University of Strasbourg, France, June 18th-19th, 2013.
"Iconoclasts or Sages: Black Sabbath and Biblical Apocalypticism." Society of Biblical Literature, NW Region, Seattle University, May 4th, 2013.
"Hosea's Vision of Israel: Reading the Entry Account as a Re-occupation of Eden." Society of Biblical Literature, NW Region, Seattle University, May 4th, 2013.
Panelist for the Pentecostal Symposium at Princeton Theological Seminary (by invitation) on the topic "Inspiration, Interpretation, and Proclamation: The Interface between the Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture." (April 8th-9th, 2013).
"The Image of God as Hermeneutical Principle." Northwest University Focus Lecture Series (November 15th, 2010).
"'Viewing Others': Diversity, Community and the Presence of God." Northwest University Focus Lecture Series (October 19th, 2010).
"Lending a Theological Dimension to Social Justice and Social Entrepreneurship." (with Forrest Inslee) Faith in the Humanities Conference, Panel Session (March 19th, 2010 Northwest University).
"The Role of Judges 19 in the Development of the Monarchy." Faith in the Humanities Conference (March 19, 2010, Northwest University).
"The LXX and Apocrypha: The Formation of the Christian Canon." Response to Loren T. Stuckenbruck at the Charles Holman Lecture Series (October 17, 2009, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA).
"'Explaining Israel': Hosea's Use of Joshua and Genesis in Critiquing Israel." Faith in the Humanities Conference (March 18, 2009, Northwest University).
"A Story of Love?: The Use of Song of Songs in the Odes of Solomon." SBL International (July 4, 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland)
"LXX Pentateuch and the Hatta't Sacrifice: A Developing Interpretation." SBL International (July 26, 2004, Groningen, The Netherlands).
"Solomon's Name as a Prophetic Hallmark in Jewish and Christian Texts." SBL International (July 26, 2004, Groningen, The Netherlands).
"Prayer in the Psalms of Solomon." British Association for Jewish Studies Conference (July 14, 2003, University of Durham, UK).
"Messianism in PssSol: The Theology of the Prophetic Paradigm in a 2nd Temple Text." British New Testament Conference, (September 22, 2002, Birmingham, England).
Other Presentations (Selected):
Keynote Speaker "Narratives and Meta-Narratives in the Biblical Text." Calvary Christian Church Ministry Conference (September 11th, 2010, Puyallup, WA).
Keynote Speaker "Grace in the Old Testament." Westgate Chapel (November 24-25th, 2011).
Keynote Speaker "Community and Christ in John's Gospel." University Presbyterian Church (November 18, 2009).
Numerous preaching/speaking engagements at local churches (Assemblies of God, Methodist, Presbyterian, Nazarene).