K. L. Noll
Kurt Noll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair of Religion Department
Office: Room 303, Clark Hall, Brandon University
Office phone: 204-727-9690
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now called Union Pesbyterian Seminary).
Master of Theology, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
Master of Arts, with Honors, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Shippensburg University.
Books by K. L. Noll
Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion.
London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2012.
Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: An Introduction.
Biblical Seminar Series 83.
London: Sheffield Academic Press/Continuum, 2001.
The Faces of David.
JSOT Supplement Series 242.
Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.
“Presumptuous Prophets Participating in a Deuteronomic Debate.” In Prophets and Prophecy in Ancient Israelite Historiography, edited by M. J. Boda and L. M. Wray Beal. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, in press.
“Investigating Earliest Christianity without Jesus.” In Is This Not the Carpenter? The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus, edited by Thomas L. Thompson and Thomas S. Verenna. London: Equinox, 2012: 233-266.
“The Deconstruction of Deuteronomism in the Former Prophets: Micaiah ben Imlah as Example.” In Far from Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies, edited by Duncan Burns and John W. Rogerson. London: T&T Clark International, 2012: 325-334 (with an unfortunate typographical error in the first sentence).
“Did ‘Scripturalization’ Take Place in Second Temple Judaism?” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 25 (2011): 201-216.
“A Portrait of the Deuteronomistic Historian at Work?” In Raising Up A Faithful Exegete: Essays in Honor of Richard D. Nelson, edited by K. L. Noll and Brooks Schramm. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010: 73-86.
“The Evolution of Genre in the Hebrew Anthology.” In Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality. Pt.1, Thematic Studies, edited by Craig Evans and Daniel Zacharias. London: T&T Clark International, 2009:10-23.
“Was There Doctrinal Dissemination in Early Yahweh Religion?” Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches 16 (2008): 395–427.
“The Evolution of Genre in the Book of Kings: The Story of Sennacherib and Hezekiah as Example.” In The Function of Ancient Historiography in Biblical and Cognate Studies, edited by Patricia G. Kirkpatrick and Timothy Goltz. London: T&T Clark International, 2008: 30–56.
“Deuteronomistic History or Deuteronomic Debate? (A Thought Experiment).” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 31 (2007): 311–45.
“Is the Book of Kings Deuteronomistic? And Is It a History?” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 21 (2007): 49–72.
“Canaanite Religion.” Religion Compass 1 (2006): 61–92.
“The Kaleidoscopic Nature of Divine Personality in the Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches 9 (2001): 1–24.
“An Alternative Hypothesis for a Historical Exodus Event.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 14 (2000): 260–74.
“Is There a Text in This Tradition? Readers’ Response and the Taming of Samuel’s God.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 83 (1999): 31–51.
“Looking on the Bright Side of Israel’s History.” Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches 7 (1999): 1–27.
“The God Who Is among the Danites.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 80 (1998): 3–23.
“Nahum and the Act of Reading.” Proceedings, the Annual Bulletin of the Eastern Great Lakes and Midwestern Biblical Societies 16 (1996): 107–20.
“The City of Dan in the Pre-Assyrian Iron Age.” Proceedings, the Annual Bulletin of the Eastern Great Lakes and Midwestern Biblical Societies 15 (1995): 145–56.
Recent Academic Papers
“That Divinely Inspired Text Walks Like a Duck! Theological Exegesis and Biblical Origins.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Chicago, November 2012.
“Inventing Yahwism: The Religion of Ancient Israelite Religion.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Chicago, November 2012.
“Is the Scroll of Samuel Deuteronomistic?” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Francisco, November 2011.
“Did ‘Scripturalization’ Take Place in Second Temple Judaism?” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Atlanta, November 21, 2010.
“Neither Prophets nor History in the Nebi’im,” presented to the Ancient Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS), Ottawa, May 25, 2009.
“Why Does the New Testament Exist?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston, November, 2008.
These book reviews are on-line at the Society of Biblical Literature’s RBL (www.bookreviews.org)
1. Review of The Origins of Biblical Israel, by Philip R. Davies. Review of Biblical Literature (2009).
2. Review of Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible, by David Penchansky. Review of Biblical Literature (2007).
3. Review of Prophecy and Discernment, by R. W. L. Moberly. Review of Biblical Literature (2007).
4. Review of Josiah’s Reform and Jeremiah’s Scroll: Historical Calamity and Prophetic Response, by Mark Leuchter. Review of Biblical Literature (2006).
5. Review of Is the Bible Fact or Fiction? An Introduction to Biblical Historiography, by Barbara E. Organ. Review of Biblical Literature (2004).
6. Review of Prelude to Israel’s Past: Background and Beginnings of Israelite History and Identity, by Niels Peter Lemche. Review of Biblical Literature (1998).
Courses That I Teach at Brandon University
86:150 What Is a Religion?
86:256 Ancient Judaism
86:257 Judaism in the Common Era
86:258 Christian Beginnings
86:260 Christian Foundations
86:288 Religion and Film
86:366 Religious Pluralism in a Secular World
86:373 Biblical Prophets
86:HEB:101 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
86:GRK:102 Introduction to Hellenistic Greek
86:352 Advanced Biblical Study