Ryan Stokes

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Education

  • PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 2010, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • M.Phil. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 2006, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • MA in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 2006, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • MA in Biblical Languages, 2002, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
  • MA in New Testament, 2002, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
  • BA in Religious Studies and Government, 1999, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Ministry Experience

  • 2010: Interim Pastor, Westminster Bible Church, Bowling Green, KY
  • March 16, 2008: Ordination to the Gospel Ministry, Living Hope Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY
  • 2003-2008: English Minister, Calvary Chinese Baptist Church, New Haven, CT

Teaching Experience

  • 2008-2009: Visiting Instructor, Western Kentucky University
  • 2006-2007: Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Yale University
  • Summer 2006: Instructor, Intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Yale University
  • 2004-2006: Teaching Fellow, Old Testament Interpretation, Yale University
  • 2001-2002: Teaching Assistant, Biblical Greek, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • "The Origin of Sin in the Dead Sea Scrolls," Southwestern Journal of Theology 53 (2010): 55-67.
  • "The Devil Made David Do It. . . Or Did He? The Nature, Identity, and Literary Origins of the Satan in 1 Chronicles 21," Journal of Biblical Literature 128 (2009): 91-106.
  • "The Throne Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14, and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Their Literary Relationship," Dead Sea Discoveries 15 (2008): 340-358.
  • "I, Yhwh, Have Not Changed? Reconsidering the Translation of Mal 3:6, Lam 4:1, and Prov 24:21-22," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 264-76.
  • Entries in Reference Works
  • hwx (to bow; worship) including hxf," in Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen (eds.), Theological Dictionary of the Qumran Texts=Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • "Book of Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36)," in John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • "Evil (origins and problem of)," in John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • "Mastema," in John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • "Sons of God," in John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • "The Temple Scroll," in Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. and Duane Garrett (eds.),Archaeological Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
  • Book Reviews
  • Loren T. Stuckenbruck, 1 Enoch 91-108. Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature. (Walter de Gruyter, 2007), Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
  • Michael A. Knibb, Essays on the Book of Enoch and Other Early Jewish Texts and Traditions (Brill, 2008), Dead Sea Discoveries.
  • Michael Segal, The Book of Jubilees: Rewritten Bible, Redaction, Ideology and Theology (Brill, 2007), Dead Sea Discoveries 16 (2009): 293-5.
  • G.W. Lorein, The Antichrist Theme in the Intertestamental Period (T&T Clark, 2003), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (2006): 154-5.
  • Presentations
  • "What in the Devil is the Satan Doing in Job?" Paper presented at the 2010 New England Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Oriental Research, April 16, 2010.
  • "The Epistle of Enoch's Response to Jubilees." Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 21, 2009.
  • "The Bastard Spirits and the Origin of Evil in the Dead Sea Scrolls." A response to Sam Thomas's "Watchers and Giants in Qumran Sectarian Texts: Appropriations and Translations" presented at the 2009 International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, August 3, 2009.
  • "Authorship, Redaction, and the Composition of Jubilees." A response to Todd Russell Hanneken's "The Use of the Book of Watchers in the Book of Jubilees" presented at the 2009 International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, August 3, 2009.
  • "The Nature and Identity of the "Satan" in 1 Chronicles 21:1." Paper presented at the 2008 New England Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, April 18, 2008.
  • "Dating Daniel's Throne Vision." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 15, 2007.
  • "Visions of the Heavenly Court in Daniel, 1 Enoch, and the Book of Giants from Qumran." Paper presented at the 2007 New England Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, April 20, 2007.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Catholic Biblical Association of America
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Evangelical Theological Society
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