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Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Publications

Books

with Barton J, Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah, London/New York, T&T Clark, 2010.

with Horrell D, Hunt C, Southgate C, Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historial, and Theological Perspectives, London, T&T Clark, 2010.

Land of Our Fathers: The Roles of Ancestor Veneration in Biblical Land Claims, New York/London, T&T Clark, 2010.

King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice: Biblical Distortions of Historical Realities, W. de Gruyter, 2004.

The Social Life of the Corpse - within and without the Bible

Baal and Asherah: Image, Sex, Power, and the Other, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Life and Death: Social Perspectives on Biblical Bodies, Bloomsbury

Articles

The Jerusalem Tophet: Ideological Dispute and Religious Transformation, Studi Epigrafici e Linguistici, vol. 29-30, 2013, 137-158

Making Bodies: On Body Modification and Religious Materiality in the Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, vol. 2, 2013, 532-553

with Nissinen M, New Perspectives on the Body and Religion, Hebrew Bible & Ancient Israel, vol. 2, Mohr Siebeck, 2013, 453-457

Gog's grave and the use and abuse of corpses in Ezekiel 39:11-20, Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 129, 2010, 67-84

with Sabri D, Rowland C, Wyatt J, Cargas S, Hartley H, Faith in academia: integrating students' faith stance into conceptions of their intellectual development, TEACH HIGH EDUC, vol. 13, no. 1, 2008, 43-54

Exploring the Garden of Uzza: Death, Burial and Ideologies of Kingship, Biblica, vol. 87, no. 1, 2006, 1-21

with Cargas S, Francis H, Rowland C, Sabri D, Wyatt J, 'Like a good brisk walk': The relationship between faith stance and academic study in the experience of Theology students at the University of Oxford, Discourse, vol. 4, no. 2, 2005, 43-82

Chapters

The Ancient Goddess, the Biblical Scholar, and the Religious Past: Re-imaging Divine Women, in Sherwood Y (eds) Bible, Feminism and Gender, , 2017

Religion at Home: The Materiality of Practice, in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel, Wiley & Sons, 2016, 345-363

The Prophet Huldah and the Stuff of State, in Rollston C (eds) Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016

The Historical Framework: Biblical and Scholarly Portrayals of the Past, in Barton J (eds) The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016, 24-53

Religion at Home: The Materiality of Practice, in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel, , 2015, 346-365

Materialism, Materiality, and Biblical Cults of Writing, in Dell KJ, Joyce PM (eds) Biblical Interpretation and Method, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 223-242

Tree-hogging in Eden: Divine rejection and royal restriction in Genesis 2-3, in Theology and Human Flourishing, Wipf & Stock, 2011

Blessings for the Beloved: Ancient Israelite Child Sacrifice in its Near Eastern Contexts, in Brockliss L, Montgomery H (eds) Children and Violence in the Western Tradition, Oxbow, 2010

'Popular' Religion and 'Official' Religion: Practice, Perception, Portrayal, in Stavrakopoulou F, Barton J (eds) Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah, London/New York: T&T Clark International, 2010, 37-58

Ancestor ideologies and the territoriality of the dead in Genesis, in Zvi EB, Edelman DV, Polak FH (eds) A Palimpsest: Rhetoric, Ideology, Stylistics and Language Relating to Persian Israel, Gorgias Press, 2009, 73-92

Ancestral Advocacy and Dynastic Dynamics in the Books of Kings, in McCosker PJ (eds) What is it that the Scriptures Say?: Essays in biblical interpretation and reception in honour of Henry Wansbrough OSB, London and New York: T & T Clark International, 2006

The Blackballing of Manasseh, in Grabbe LL (eds) Good Kings and Bad Kings, London and New York: T & T Clark International, 2005, 248-263

Introduction to Section I, in Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical, and Theological Perspectives, London: T&T Clark, 15-20

with Barton J, Introduction: Religious Diversity in ancient Israel and Judah, in Stavrakopoulou F, Barton J (eds) Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah, London/New York: T&T Clark, 1-8

Reviews

Our Own Gods, Times Literary Supplement, no. January 30 2015, 2015, 24-24

Review of N. Laneri (ed.), Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean, Welt des Orients, vol. 38, 2008, 272-275

Review of The Sanctuary of Bethel and the Configuration of Israelite Identity, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 31, no. 5, 2007, 183-184

Review of J. Job, Jeremiah's Kings: A Study of the Monarchy in Jeremiah, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 31, no. 5, 2007, 128-128

Review of The 'Livret Noir de Baal': The polemics between the Baal god in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 57, no. 2, BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2007, 272-272

The development and symbolism of Passover until 70 CE., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 57, no. 2, BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2007, 276-277

Review of Prophets and prophecy in the ancient Near East., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 57, no. 2, BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2007, 272-272

Ancient Israel in Sinai - The evidence for the authenticity of the wilderness tradition, TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL, 2006, 26-26

Israel's history and the history of Israel, TLS-TIMES LIT SUPPL, 2006, 26-26

The Old Testament in Its World, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 8-9

Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 46-47

Lords of the Scrolls, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 121-121

Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 103-104

God and World in the Old Testament, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 135-135

A Companion to the Ancient Near East, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 30, no. 5, 2006, 154-155

Blood ritual in the Hebrew Bible: Meaning and power., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 56, no. 4, 2006, 571-572

Women in Ugarit and Israel: Their social and religious position in the context of the ancient Near East., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 56, no. 3, 2006, 426-427

On the reliability of the Old Testament., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 56, no. 2, 2006, 278-279

A prophet in debate: The rhetoric of persuasion in the book of Amos., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 56, no. 2, 2006, 285-285

Anthropology and biblical studies: Avenues of approach., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 56, no. 3, 2006, 424-425

Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, vol. 29, no. 5, 2005, 46-46

Waiting for Josiah: The Judges., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 55, no. 4, 2005, 578-579

The great high priest: The temple roots of Christian liturgy., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 55, no. 4, 2005, 570-570

Egypt on the Pentateuch's ideological map: Constructing biblical Israel's identity., VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 55, no. 4, 2005, 577-577

A Woman's Place is in the House, Shofar, vol. 23, 2004, 163-165

Internet publications

Female academics: Don't power dress, forget heels - and no flowing hair allowed, The Guardian, 2014

Abraham's Inheritance (The Bible: A History, Channel 4), 2010

Atheism and Feminism

Monotheism, Disbelief, and the Hebrew Bible

Making Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC blogpost)