Marvin A. Sweeney, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, ABMC
Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology
Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Sweeney has recently completed several books. I and II Kings: A Commentary (Old Testament Library; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007) gives special attention to the interpretation of the various textual versions of I and II Kings, including the Masoretic text, Septuagint, Targum Jonathan, and Peshitta. Similarly, Zephaniah: A Commentary (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress, September, 2003), focuses on the interpretations of various textual versions of Zephaniah, including the Masoretic text, Septuagint, Hebrew and Greek Qumran and other Judean wilderness manuscripts, Targum Jonathan, Peshitta, and the Vulgate.

Other recent publications include: Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah (Fortress, 2008), a study of the impact of the Holocaust/Shoah on the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible; Prophetic Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts; Nashville: Abingdon, 2006), an introductory textbook on prophetic literature for seminary and advanced undergraduate students, and Form and Intertextuality in the Study of Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature Forschungen zum Alten Testament; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005) a collection of previously published and new studies on prophetic and apocalyptic literature.

Dr. Sweeney's current projects include three new books: A Jewish Theology of the Bible, a systematic exposition of the Bible from a Jewish theological perspective, and commentaries on Ezekiel and Isaiah 40-66 (FOTL).

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