David H. Aaron (Show Contact Information)
Dr. Aaron is Professor of Hebrew Bible & History of Interpretation at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati. He earned his doctorate from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and was ordained at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati. He also studied as a graduate fellow at Hebrew University and the Universitaet Tuebingen. His areas of interest include Biblical Studies, Aggadic Midrash, Literary and Cultural Criticism.
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- Ordained, HUC-JIR (1983)
- Ph.D., Brandeis University (1991)
- Approaching Daybreak: Post-Modernist Historiographic Theory and the Ancient World, a series of
essays exploring the impact of post-modernist histiographic theory on the way we depict antiquity.
- Etched in Stone: The Origin of the Decalogue Traditions (T & T Clark 2006).
- 'The Ruse of Zelophehad's Daughters' (forthcoming).
- 'Rabbinic Judaism on Race and Black Africa: Critical Reflections on David M. Goldenberg's The Curse of Ham: Race and
Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam' (forthcoming).
- 'Language and Midrash,' Encyclopaedia of Midrash (Brill 2005) Vol. I:400-411.
- Biblical Ambiguities: Metaphor, Semantics, and Divine Imagery (Leiden: Brill, 2001)
- 'The Doctrine of Hebrew Language Usage,' The Blackwell Companion to Judaism, Jacob Neusner and Alan J.
Avery-Peck (Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2000) Vol. I: 268-88; Vol. II: 202-211.
- 'Judaism's Holy Language,' Approaches to Ancient Judaism 16 (1999) 49-107
- 'The First Loose Plank: On the Rejection of Reason in the Pittsburgh Principles of 1999,' CCAR Journal
(Fall 2001) 87-116.
- 'Shedding Light on God's Body in Rabbinic Midrashim: Reflections on the Theory of a Luminous Adam,' Harvard
Theological Review 90,3 (1997) 299-314.
- 'Early Rabbinic Exegesis on the So-Called Hamitic Myth.' Journal of the American Academy of Religion 63.4
(1995) 721-759. Rejoinder, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 65.1 (1996) 189-192, on Responses by Steven
McKenzie and Donald Matthews (183-188).
- 'Imagery of the Divine and the Human: On the Mythology of Genesis Rabba 8 §1.' The Journal of Jewish Thought and
Philosophy 5 (1995) 1-62.
- With Ray Jackendoff, More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor, by George Lakoff and Mark
Turner (1989), in Language, vol.67 (1991) 20-38.