Dr. Michael DeRoche


Position

Associate Professor

Academics

Ph.D. McMaster University, 1986
M.Th. Université Laval, 1979
M.A. McMaster University, 1978
B.A. (Hons) Acadia University, 1977

Contact

Office: 5010 Arts and Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-3539
Email: mderoche@mun.ca


Research Interests

Biblical studies, narratology, ancient Israelite religion, 2nd temple Judaism, early rabbinic Judaism.


Courses Taught

RELS 1000: The Religions of the World
RELS 1020: Christianity in Western Civilization
RELS 1051: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II
RELS 2012: Introduction to Judaism and Islam
RELS 2013: Introduction to Christianity
RELS 2050: The Old Testament
RELS 2051: The New Testament
RELS 2130: Christianity from the First Century to the Middle Ages
RELS 3200: Jesus of Nazareth
RELS 3210: Paul and His Writings
RELS 3272: Bible, Culture, and Interpretation
RELS 3305: Ancient Israel
RELS 3310: Judaism at the Time of Jesus
RELS 3315: The Development of Modern Judaism
RELS 6120: Studies in Religious Texts


Publications

1996

  • "Saved by the Word: The Christian Understanding of the Relationship between Scripture and Salvation," Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin 9 (1996).

1993

  • "Patristic Exegesis," Chapter 6 of The Early Church: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature in English. Ed. T. Robinson and B. Shaw. Scarecrow Press, 1993.

1992

  • "Isa. xlv 7 and the Creation of Chaos," Vetus Testamentum 42 (1992) 11-21.

1988

  • "The ruah elohim in Gen 1:2c," in Ascribe to the Lord: Biblical and Other Studies in Memory of Peter C. Craigie. Ed. L. Eslinger and G. Taylor. Sheffield, JSOT Press, pp. 303-318.

1983

  • "Yahweh's Rib against Israel: A Reassessment of the So-Called 'Prophetic Lawsuit' in the Pre-Exilic Prophets," Journal of Biblical Literature 102 (1983) 563-574.
  • "Jeremiah 2:2-3 and Israel's Love for God During the Wilderness Wanderings," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 45 (1983) 364-376.
  • "Structure, Rhetoric and Meaning in Hos. IV 4-10," Vetus Testamentum 33 (1983) 185-198.

1981

  • "The Reversal of Creation in Hosea," Vetus Testamentum 31 (1981) 400-409.
  • "Israel's 'Two Evils' in Jeremiah II 13," Vetus Testamentum 31 (1981) 369-372.

1980

  • "Contra Creation, Covenant and Conquest (Jer. viii 13) ," Vetus Testamentum 30 (1980) 280-290.
  • "Zephaniah I 2-3: The 'Sweeping' of Creation," Vetus Testamentum 30 (1980) 105-109.

1978

  • "Is Jeremiah 25:15-29 a Piece of Reworked Jeremianic Poetry?" Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 10 (1978) 58-67.


Presentations

  • "Chaismus in the Abraham Narrative," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Edmonton, 2000.
  • "The Ark of the Covenant," Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Calgary, Calgary, 1994.
  • " Pre-language Language and the Description of Chaos in Gen 1:2," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Victoria, 1990.
  • "Linearity and Circularity in 2 Kings 3," Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Calgary, 1989.
  • "Episode and Plot in Biblical Narrative," Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Calgary, 1987.
  • "Isaiah 45:7 and the Cosmological Significance of Darkness," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Hamilton, 1987.
  • "Abram's Journey to Blessing," The Conference on Bible and Literary Criticism, Edmonton, 1987.
  • "Narrative Techniques in the Abraham Stories," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, 1983.

 

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