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Buzz Brookman

William Brookman

Adjunct Professor

Department

Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Publications:

  • Orange Proverbs and Purple Parables. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015.
  • “The Cuneiform Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts,” Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2012:1. http://cdli.ucla.edu/pubs/cdlj/2012/cdlj2012_001.pdf
  • Global Scenes of Biblical Injustice. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2011.
  • “The Odyssey of Language Learning,” in Brenneman, Brookman & Muhovich (eds.) Java & Justice. Minneapolis: North Central University Press, 2006.
  • “Ezra,” in Dictionary of World Biography: The Ancient World eds. Frank Magill and Christina J. Moose. London: Taylor & Frances, 2003.
  • Antiquitas. Minnesota Educational Software, 2002.
  • Atiqut. Minnesota Educational Software, 2000.
  • HyperSumerian. The President and Board of Trustees of Harvard University, 1991.
  • “Texts and Fragments,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 38, (1986) pp.246-252. 
  • “Sumerian: An Experiment in CAI Language Learning,” in Computing in the Humanities. Toronto: Lexington Books, 1981.

 

Papers presented at professional meetings:

  • “Where is Bethsaida? The Heart of an Archaeological Puzzle” SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, St. Paul MN, 2015.
  • “Mapping the Metaphorical World: The Case of Psalm 1,” SBL Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2012.
  • “Jews and Christians in the 1st Century: Threads of Insight from the Minor Midrashim,” SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2010.
  • “Interfaith Jousting Over Psalm 2: Jewish Interpretations in Light of the Polemics with Christians” SBL Annual Meeting, Nov, 2011.
  • “Charismata in an Anti-Christian Midrash?” SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, 2008.
  • “The Notion of Ethnic Boundaries: A Case from Antiquity” American Anthropological Association National Meeting, Washington, D.C. 2007.
  • “The ABCs of Shephelah,” Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 2006
  • “An Intriguing Jewish Text Concerning Simon Peter,” Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 2004.
  • “Ideas for Developing Computer Assisted Materials for Teaching Biblical Studies,” Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 2001.
  • “A Minor Midrash Concerning Hiram” Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN 1999 
  • “Genesis 24: A Recapitulative Narrative by Abraham's Servant” Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, St Paul, MN, 1996.
  • “Using Technology in the Classroom for Better Teaching” delivered at the national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Philadelphia, 1995.
  • “Tumors, Rodents, Philistines, and Archaeology: The Case of the Ark at Beth Shemesh (I Sam 6)” delivered at the Upper Midwest Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 1995.
  • “The Role of Wisdom Theology in Old Testament Theology” delivered at the Upper Midwest Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN 1994.
  • “Palestinian Monasticism in the Sixth Century: A Case Study Based on the Writings of Barsanuphius to John of Beersheva” delivered at the Upper Midwest Regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN 1993
  • “From Ur to Rome: The Role of Digital Images in Teaching Biblical Studies” delivered at the national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, 1992.
  • “Exegesis and Aggadah in the Fourth Century C.E.” delivered at the national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, 1990.
  • “Teaching Biblical Hebrew Using Right Brain Activities,” delivered at the national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, 1987.

 

Book reviews:

  • Eddinger, Terry W. Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (2013). https://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/8620_9450.pdf
  • Milton C. Moreland, ed., Between Text and Artifact: Integrating Archaeology in Biblical Studies Teaching, Review of Biblical Literature (2004). http://www.bookreviews.org

 

Articles in dictionaries:

  • “Atargatis,” in Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, et al, eds., New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume I (Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • “Athbash,” in Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, et al, eds., New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume I (Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • “Book,” in Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, et al, eds., New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume I (Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • “Ephlal,” in Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, et al, eds., New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume I (Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 2006).

Professional Profile

Before joining the Flagler faculty in 2019, Dr. Buzz Brookman taught courses in history, ancient languages, archaeology, and biblical studies for forty years. His Ph.D. is in Ancient Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is a former Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow at Harvard University where he taught in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He has taught as a visiting professor in Bulgaria, China, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Dr. Brookman has wide-ranging interests in antiquity, culture, and ancient languages.

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  • History
  • Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Greece, History of Rome, History of Ancient Israel, Western Civilization (Ancient to Medieval),
  • Languages & Linguistics
    • Classical Hebrew I, Classical Hebrew II, Classical Hebrew III, Advanced Seminar in Ancient Hebrew, Introduction to Biblical Languages, Sumerian Economic Texts, Language Acquisition I,
      Language Acquisition II, Introduction to Linguistics
  • Biblical Studies
    • Old Testament History & Literature, Genesis, Psalms, Historical Books, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Minor Prophets, Pentateuch, New Testament History & Literature
  • Archaeology
    • Introduction to Archeology, Biblical Archaeology
    • Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology

More Information

Grants and fellowships:

  • 1990-91 Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow
  • Harvard University
  • 1986 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant-Travel to Collections

 

Membership in professional societies:

  • Association of Ancient Historians
  • Society of Biblical Literature

 

Offices held in professional societies:

  • President, Upper Midwest Region of SBL (1995-97)
  • Vice President, Upper Midwest Region of SBL (1993-95)

 

Previously taught at: 

  • Professor
    North Central University
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow
    Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Adjunct Professor
    Bethel College
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Faculty Associate
    Bethel Theological Seminary
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Adjunct Lecturer
    Dept. of Classical & Near Eastern Studies
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

International teaching experiences:

 

  • Visiting Professor - Spring, 2005
    Chuxiong Normal University- Yunnan Province, China
  • Visiting Professor - Spring, 2002
    Southwest University- Nanchong, China
  • Visiting Professor - Spring Semester 2000
    Addis Ababa Bible College- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Visiting Professor – 1994, ’96, ’98, ‘99
    Sofia Bible Institute- Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Visiting Professor - Spring Semester, 1997
    East Africa School of Theology- Nairobi, Kenya