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Will KynesWill Kynes

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3830
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 106
Email: wkynes@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Cambridge

M.Litt University of St. Andrews

M.Div Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. University of Virginia

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2013

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

The Book of Job; Genesis; Psalms; intertextuality; theological interpretation; wisdom literature; hermeneutics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, Research Center of International and Interdisciplinary Theology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2015.

Books

My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the Psalms. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 437. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

Reading Job Intertextually. Edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 574. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013.

Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually. Edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 587. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.

Articles and Book Chapters

“The Nineteenth-Century Beginnings of ‘Wisdom Literature,’ and Its Twenty-first-Century End?” Pages 83–108 in Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar. Edited by John Jarick. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 618. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.

“The Modern Scholarly Wisdom Tradition and the Threat of Pan-Sapientialism: A Case Report.” Pages 11–38 in Is There a Wisdom Tradition? New Prospects in Israelite Wisdom Studies. Edited by Mark Sneed. Ancient Israel and Its Literature. Atlanta: SBL, 2015.

“Reading Job Following the Psalms.” Pages 131–45 in The Shape of the Ketuvim: History, Contoured Intertextuality, and Canon. Edited by Julius Steinberg and Tim Stone. Siphrut 16. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

“Satan.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. Edited by Samuel Balentine, Clifton Black, Katharine Dell, Andreas Schuele, and Jerry Sumney. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Follow Your Heart and Do Not Say It Was a Mistake: Qoheleth’s Allusions to Numbers 15 and the Story of the Spies.” Pages 15–27 in Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually. Edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 587. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.

“Intertextuality: Method and Theory in Job and Psalm 119.” Pages 201–13 in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton. Edited by Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“The Trials of Job: Re-litigating Job’s ‘Good Case’ in Christian Interpretation.” Scottish Journal of Theology 66 (2013): 174–91.

“Job and Isaiah 40–55: Intertextualities in Dialogue.” Pages 94–105 in Reading Job Intertextually. Edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 574. New York: T&T Clark, 2013.

“Lament Personified: Job in the Bedeutungsnetz of Psalm 22.” Pages 34–48 in Spiritual Complaint: Theology and Practice of Lament. Edited by Tim Bulkeley and Miriam Bier. Eugene, Oreg.: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

God, Justice, and Society: An Overview,” Political Theology 14 (2013): 589–601.

“Beat Your Parodies into Swords, and Your Parodied Books into Spears: A New Paradigm for Parody in the Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation 19 (2011), 276–310.

Book Reviews

Several reviews in Journal of Theological StudiesJournal for the Study of the Old Testament, Theology, and Review of Biblical Literature.

Presentations

“An Obituary for ‘Wisdom’: The Birth, Death, and Canonical Reintegration of a Biblical Category,” Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise Winners’ Colloquium, Heidelberg, Germany, 11 May 2015.

“The Wisdom Category: Ancient Tradition or Modern Invention?” Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature, 23 Nov 2014.

“‘Wisdom’ as Mask and Mirror: Response to Russell L. Meek, ‘Prophet and Sage in Dialogue: History and Methodology,’” Wisdom and Prophecy Panel; Institute for Biblical Research Annual Meeting, 22 Nov 2013.

“Follow Your Heart and Do Not Say It Was a Mistake: Allusions to Numbers 15 in Ecclesiastes,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature. 2012.

“The Nineteenth-Century Beginnings of ‘Wisdom Literature’, and Its Twenty-first-Century End?” Senior Old Testament Seminar, University of Oxford. 2012.

“Job and Isaiah 40–55: Intertextualities in Dialogue,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature. 2011.