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Publications

Books

Dolansky, Shawna, and Richard Elliott Friedman, The Bible Now, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Dolansky, Shawna,  Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Biblical Perspectives on the Relationship Between Religion and Magic, Pryor Pettengill Press, Eisenbrauns, 2008.

Dolansky, Shawna (Editor), Sacred History, Sacred Literature: Essays on Ancient Israel, The Bible, and Religion in Honor of R.E. Friedman on his 60th Birthday, Eisenbrauns, 2008.

Online Articles

Dolansky, Shawna, “How the Serpent Became Satan,” online at biblicalarchaeology.org (website of Biblical Archaeology Review), 04-08-16.

Dolansky, Shawna, “The Immortal Myth of Adam and Eve,” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “The Debasement of Dinah,” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Regarding Azazel and Homosexuals in the Same Parasha,” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “The Import of Lex Talionis in the Story of the Blasphemer,” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Why Can Women’s Vows Be Vetoed?” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Birkat Kohanim – The Magic of a Blessing,” online at thetorah.com.

Dolansky, Shawna, “A Goddess in the Garden?” online at bibleodyssey.org.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Gilgamesh and the Bible,” online at bibleodyssey.org.

Occasional columns on the Huffington Post throughout 2011 focused on interpreting the Bible in the modern world on topics such as abortion, homosexuality, and the celebration of Hanukah.

Print Articles

Dolansky, Shawna, “Rejecting ‘Patriarchy’: Feminism in Biblical Scholarship,” in As It Is Written: Writing and Scribalism in Social Perspective. Ed. Mark Leuchter. Hebrew Bible in Social Perspective. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming (2017).

Dolansky, Shawna, “Re-Figuring Fertility Figurines From Biblical Judah: Fetishistic Functions of the Feminine Form,” Between Israelite Religion and Old Testament Theology: Essays on Archaeology, History, and Hermeneutics, Robert Miller ed., Peeter’s Press, 2016.

Dolansky, Shawna, “The Multiple Truths of Myths,” in Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan/Feb 2016.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Deuteronomy 34, The Death of Moses, Not of Source Criticism,” Journal of Biblical Literature,133, no. 3 (2014): 669-676.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Syria-Canaan” in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions, ed. Barbette E. Spaeth, Cambridge, 2013; pp. 55-75.

Dolansky, Shawna, “Parshat Korah” in The Women’s Torah Commentary, T. C. Eskenazi and A. L. Weiss, eds., Union of Reform Judaism Press, 2008; pp. 893-908.

Dolansky, Shawna, and Risa Levitt Kohn, “Parshat Vayishlah” in The Women’s Torah Commentary, T. C. Eskenazi and A. L. Weiss, eds., Union of Reform Judaism Press, 2008; pp. 183-201.

Friedman, Richard E., and Shawna Dolansky, “Pentateuch,” in Encyclopaedia Judaica, F. Skolnik and M. Berenbaum, eds., Thomson Gale Press, 2007; pp. 730-751.

Dolansky, Shawna, “A Goddess in the Garden? The Fall of Eve” in Milk and Honey: Essays on Ancient Israel and the Bible in Appreciation of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego, eds. S. Malena and D. Miano, Eisenbrauns, 2006; pp. 3-21.

Freedman, David Noel, Shawna Dolansky, and David Miano, translation of ancient Hebrew inscription in The ‘Smoking Guns’ Are Illusory, in Biblical Archaeology Review March/April 2004; pp. 50-51.

Freedman, David Noel, and Shawna Dolansky “Omitting the Omissions: Haplography in the Hebrew Bible,”  in Imagining’ Biblical Worlds: Studies in Spatial, Social, and Historical Constructs in Honour of James W. Flanagan, eds. David M. Gunn and Paula McNutt, Bloomsbury, 2002; pp. 99-116.

Friedman, Richard E., and Shawna Dolansky, “After-life: The Biblical Silence,” in Judaism in Late Antiquity, Part 4: Death, Life-After-Death, Resurrection and the World-to-Come in the Judaisms of Antiquity, eds. A. J. Avery-Peck and J. Neusner, Brill, Leiden, 2000; pp. 35-59.