Leonard J. Greenspoon, BA, PhD
Leonard J. Greenspoon, BA, PhD

Leonard J. Greenspoon, BA, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Theology

Position

  • Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Textual and Translation Issues in Greek Exodus. In Thomas B. Dozeman, et al. (Ed.), The Book of Exodus: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation., Brill, 2014
  • The KJV and Anglo-Jewish Contributions to the Bible: A Unique and Uniquely Fruitful Connection. In David G. Burke, et al. (Ed.), The King James at 400: Assessing Its Genius as Bible Translation and Its Literary Influence, Society of Biblical Literature Press, 273-295, 2013
  • The Hebrew Bible. In Dean Bell (Ed.), Bloomsbury Companion to Jewish Studies, Bloomsbury, 25-56, 2013
  • The Holy Bible: A Buyer's Guide. Washington, DC, Biblical Archaeology Review, 2013
  • Greenspoon, Leonard When Harry met Max, New Essays in American Jewish History, 289-304, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Septuagint, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The King James Bible and Jewish Bible Translations, Translation That Openeth the Window: Reflections on the History and Legacy of the King James Bible, 123-138, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Hebrew into Greek: interpretation in, by, and of the Septuagint, A History of biblical interpretation, 80-113, 2003

Articles

  • Greenspoon, L. J. The New Cambridge history of the Bible: v.1: From the beginnings to 600 [REVIEW], Choice, 51, 657-657, 2013
  • Greenspoon, L. J. Text, image, and otherness in children's Bibles: what is in the picture?, Choice, 50, 1071-1071, 2013
  • Greenspoon, L. J. Abrahamic religions: on the uses and abuses of history [Review], Choice, 50, 1852-1853, 2013
  • Greenspoon, L. J. Handbook of women Biblical interpreters: a historical and biographical guide [Review], Choice, 50, 1214-1214, 2013
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible [Review], Near Eastern Archaeology, 76, 56-57, 2013
  • The Afterlife in the Septuagint. In Harold Ellens (Ed.), Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Volume 1, 43-59, 2013
  • Greenspoon, L. J. 1. The Jefferson Bible: the life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth extracted textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French & English, Choice, 49, 1279-1279, 2012
  • Greenspoon, L. J. 1. Revelations: visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation, Choice, 49, 2078-2078, 2012
  • Greenspoon, L. J. A dictionary of Bible plants [Review], Choice, 50, 48-49, 2012
  • Greenspoon, L. J. 1. Tanak: a theological and critical introduction to the Jewish Bible, Choice, 49, 1666-1667, 2012
  • Greenspoon, L. J. 1. Manifold greatness: the making of the King James Bible, Choice, 49, 1078-1078, 2012
  • THE JPS TORAH AT FIFTY: A Celebration of a Translation and a Translator. Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Exactly Who Are the Salt of the Earth?, Biblical Archaeology Review, 37, 19-19, 2011
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Did Jehoshaphat Really Jump?, Biblical Archaeology Review, 37, 15-15, 2011
  • Greenspoon, Leonard Not in an Ivory Tower: Zev Garber and Biblical Studies, Hebrew Studies, 51, 369-373, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard Studies in the Greek Bible: Essays in Honor of Francis T. Gignac [review], Hebrew Studies, 51, 392-394, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: Answers to Cain's questions, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard A History of Bible Translation[review], Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 72, 876-877, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: Turn, turn, turn, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Temple Mount Repairs Leave Eyesores, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 6-74, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Behold the Beasts, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 71-74, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: Lost and Found, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: A servant's dilemma, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: Nothing new under the sun, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: Lazarus lives again, Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard Money and the Bible, Creighton Magazine, 14-17, 2010
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Bible in the news: A load of Biblical bull[ion], Biblical Archaeology Review, 35, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard Humor in the Bible: Book of Esther, Bible Study Magazine, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The taming of the two: Queen Esther and Queen Vashti in Midrash, Journal of Religion & Society, 155-169, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard Septuagint, Bible Study Magazine, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The Making of a Symposium: Annual Conference on Jews/Judaism Features World Scholars, Unique Topics, Creighton Magazine, 2009
  • Greenspoon, Leonard From Dominion to Stewardship? The Ecology of Biblical Translation, Journal of Religion & Society, 159-183, 2008
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 33, 16-16, 2007
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 33, 16-16, 2007
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 33, 14-14, 2007
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 33, 14-14, 2007
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 33, 14-14, 2007
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 32, 12-12, 2006
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the News, Biblical Archaeology Review, 32, 12-12, 2006
  • Greenspoon, Leonard The book of Joshua. Part 1: Texts and versions, Currents in Biblical Research, 3, 229-261, 2005
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the news, BR, 21, 8-10, 2005
  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. The Bible in the news, BR, 21, 9, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. The Essential evangelical parallel Bible, Religious Studies Review, 31, 190, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Traditions of the Rabbis from the era of the New Testament. Volume I: Prayer and agriculture, Religious Studies Review, 31, 201, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. The Septuagint version of Isaiah and cognate studies, Religious Studies Review, 31, 195, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. A textual history of the King James Bible, Religious Studies Review, 31, 200, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Mikra: Text, translation, reading & interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in ancient Judaism & early Christianity, Religious Studies Review, 31, 191, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. The suffering servant: Isaiah 53 in Jewish and Christian sources, Religious Studies Review, 31, 195, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Messianism and the Septuagint: Collected essays, Religious Studies Review, 31, 198, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Joshua to Chronicles: An Introduction, Religious Studies Review, 31, 194, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis. Volume 1: Eastern Europe, Religious Studies Review, 31, 190, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Abraham's promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations, Religious Studies Review, 31, 179, 2005
  • Greenspoon, L. Palestine in the fourth century A.D.: The Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea, Religious Studies Review, 31, 210, 2005

Publications

  • Fashioning Jews: Clothing, Culture, and Commerce (vol. Studies in Jewish Civilization series, Purdue University Press, Volume 24, 2013
  • The Bible in the News: How the Popular Press Relates, Conflates and Updates Sacred Writ, Biblical Archaeology Review, 2013
  • Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics (vol. Studies in Jewish Civilization series, Purdue University Press, Volume 23, 2012

Editing and Reviews

  • Greenspoon, Leonard J. Biblical Comics No Laughing Matter, Biblical Archaeology Review, 37, 64-65, 2011
  • Greenspoon, Leonard [Review of] The Cambridge Companion to Philo, edited by Adam Kamesar, The Classical Bulletin, 85, 140, 2010

Presentations

  • Asssociation of Jewish Studies, annual meeting, "Are These Versions Jewish? Bibles at the Borders,", 2013
  • Bible Fest 2013, "Humor in the Bible," Biblical Archaeology Society, 2013
  • International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS), annual meeting, "Introduction to J. Ross Wagner's "Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics"," IOSCS, Baltimore, MD., 2013
  • Society of Biblical Literature, annual meeting, "Esther, Vashti, Ruth, and Naomi: Kindred Heroines in Megillot," Society of Biblical Litearture, 2013
  • Society of Biblical Literature, annual meeting, "Jon D. Levenson: The Early Years," Society of Biblical Litearture, Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • Bible Translation Conference 2013, "Excellence in Jewish Bible Translation," SIL/ABS, Dallas, TX, 2013
  • Midwest Jewish Studies Association annual meeting, "The "Art" of Jewish Bible Translations," Midwest Jewish Studies Association, 2013
  • World Congress of Jewish Studies, meets every three years, "Jewish Bible Translations: Why They Should Be Studied"," World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel., 2013
  • The Bible, the Economy, & the Poor, ""God Stands Together with the Poor": How Jews Viewed Poverty and Aided the Poor in the Post-Biblical Period"," Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society, 2013
  • The JPS Torah at FIfty, "THE JPS AT FIFTY: A Celebration of a Translation and a Translator," Jewish Publication Society, New York, NY, 2012
  • annual meeting, "Where the Jews Are--and Aren't--in Translations of the Hebrew Bible," National Association of Professors of Hebrew, Chicago, IL., 2012
  • 14th Annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology, "What the Bible Translator Has Learned--and Failed to Learn--from the Biblical Archaeologist,", 2012