Gary Martin

Gary D. Martin

Ph.D. Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus
(Retired)

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (HBANES)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Email garmar@uw.edu


Curriculum Vitae

 

1. SCHOLARSHIP

A. EDUCATION

Graduate

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2007
    Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies
    Major Fields: Hebrew Bible, Textual Criticism
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2003
    M.A., Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington
    Major Fields: Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian

Undergraduate

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2001
    B.A. with distinction, Classics
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 1975
    B.A. cum laude, with distinction, Physics-Astronomy

Other Courses / Certifications

  • Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 1992
    Conflict Resolution Skills & Strategy course
  • Linguaphone Sprachkurs, Hamburg, Germany 1985
    Modern Hebrew language course certificate
  • University of Kiel, Germany, 1983
    Biblical Hebrew language certificate
  • University of Kiel, Germany, 1983
    German language certificate
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1981–1994
    Extension courses in Hebrew, Greek, Latin
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1975–1976
    Medical Radiation Physics graduate program
    National Institutes of Health grant
  • Pasadena City College, CA 1971
    Music Theory course

B. LANGUAGES

Ancient: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, Akkadian, Greek, Latin
Modern: German

C. PH.D. TITLE

Textual Histories of Early Jewish Writings: Multivalences vs. the Quest for "The Original"

D. PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

  • Multiple Originals: New Approaches to Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism.
    (Text-Critical Studies, SBLTCS 7, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010).
    Link: Society of Biblical Literature

Articles

  • "Trouble with Adultery in the Cairo Genizah Biblical Manuscripts: T-S NS 67.34, T-S A40.77 et al."
    Fragment of the Month: 2020. Published online by the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library.
    URL: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/taylor-schechter-genizah-research-unit/fragment-month/fotm-2020/fragment-0
  • In Review: "With What Level of Confidence Can We Construct an Archetype of Decalogue Texts from Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts?"
    Conference paper from 5-7 November 2019 in Metz, France:
    "Urtext, Archetype, Fluidity or Textual Convergence: The Quest for the Texts of the Hebrew Bible."

Book Reviews

  • Review of: Voitila, Anssi and Jutta Jokiranta (eds.) Scripture in Transition: Essays on Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of Raija Sollamo (SJSJ, 126; Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 10 (2010).
  • Review of: KUSATU (Kleine Untersuchungen zur Sprache des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt; ed. Reinhard Lehmann) 6 (2006) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 8 (2008).
  • Review of: Marjo Korpel and Joseph Oesch, eds., Unit Delimitation in Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Literature (Pericope 4; Assen: Van Gorcum, 2003) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Vol. 5 (2004–2005).

E. EDITORIAL WORK

  • 2004–2006: Proof-read and prepared camera-ready master for Nocturnal Ciphers: The Punning Language of Dreams in the Ancient Near East, Scott B. Noegel (American Oriental Series; New Haven, Conn., 2006).
  • 2002–2003: Prepared book manuscript for Afroasiatic Linguistics, Semitics, and Egyptology: Selected Writings of Carleton T. Hodge, eds. Scott Noegel & Alan S. Kaye (CDL Press, 2004).
  • 2002. Prepared indices for Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002).
  • 2001: Editorial Assistant, University of Washington. Prepared book manuscript for publication: Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World, eds. Scott Noegel, Joel Walker, and Brannon Wheeler (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003).
  • 1992–1994: Prepared the camera-ready master of The Dead Sea Scrolls Catalogue (Scholars Press, 1994).
  • 1986: Proof-read and corrected manuscript of The Mosaic Map of Madaba, Herbert Donner (Kampen: Kok Pharos Publishing House, 1992).

F. FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, GRANTS, AWARDS

  • 2004-2005. Recipient of Marsha S. Glazer Graduate Fellowship
    Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near & Middle Eastern Studies,
    University of Washington
  • 2002. First place award for outstanding graduate student paper
    Pacific Northwest Regional AAR/SBL student paper competition
  • 1993-1994. Recipient of Greenfield scholarship, Classics,
    University of Washington

G. SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

  • 2019. Paper presentation at the conference: "Urtext, Archetype, Fluidity or Textual Convergence: The Quest for the Texts of the Hebrew Bible." 5-7 November 2019, Metz, France
  • 2012. Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2012
    Paper presentation: "Textual Fluidity, Textual Viscosity, and Textual Rigidity."
  • 2006. Society of Biblical Literature, Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL and ASOR Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA, May 2006. Paper presentation: "Reverses and Double Reverses: Playful Literary Techniques in the Hebrew Bible."

H. CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Examining Biblical manuscripts from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,
    Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

 

2. TEACHING, TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH

 

A. EMPLOYMENT

  • 2021 (August 1)
    Retired: Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus
    Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2020-2021
    Associate Teaching Professor
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2016-2020
    Senior Lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2007-2016
    Full-Time Lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2008
    Developer/Consultant for Russian Department
    Flash animation tool for Russian pronunciation exercises
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2007
    Visiting Lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Autumn 2006–Spring 2007
    Predoctoral Teaching Associate II
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2006 (B Term)
    Predoctoral Research Associate II, Website Developer
    Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2006 (A Term)
    Predoctoral Teaching Associate II
    Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Autumn 2005–Spring 2006
    Predoctoral Staff Associate I
    Language Learning Center, Moodle support for Germanics Department
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2005 (B Term)
    Predoctoral Teaching Associate I
    Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Spring 2005
    Predoctoral Teaching Associate I
    Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Summer 2004
    Visiting Lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Autumn 2002–Spring 2003
    Teaching Assistant I
    Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • January–September 2002
    Research Assistant/Webmaster: "Re-envisioning the Ph.D. Project"
    Directed by Associate Dean Jody Nyquist, Principal Investigator
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1986
    Teaching Assistant for Biblical Hebrew course
    University of Kiel, Germany

B. NEW COURSE DEVELOPMENT

  • 2017. Designed and created the course NEAR E 308: Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Near East
  • 2016: Hybrid course development for:
    • NEAR E 201: Introduction to the Ancient Near East
      (implemented during Summer A-Term, 2016)
    • NEAR E 202: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
      (implemented during Summer B-Term, 2016)
  • 2011. Designed and created the course NEAR E 260 (now NEAR E 309): Death and Afterlife in the Ancient World
  • 2007. Created the course HEBR 402: Intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew
    Developed the intensive summer course from the 3-quarter sequence: HEBR 414, 415, 426

C1. COURSES TAUGHT: CURRENTLY OFFERED

  1. BIBHEB 101 (earlier HEBR 414), Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
  2. BIBHEB 102 (earlier HEBR 415), Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
  3. BIBHEB 103 (earlier HEBR 426), Biblical Hebrew Prose
  4. BIBHEB 201 (earlier HEBR 427), Biblical Hebrew Poetry (now: Noegel)
  5. BIBHEB 202 (earlier HEBR 428), Inscriptions from Biblical Times (now: Noegel)
  6. NEAR E 101, Gateway to the Near East (now: Selover)
  7. NEAR E 201 (earlier 220), Introduction to the Ancient Near East
  8. NEAR E 202 (earlier 240), Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  9. NEAR E 305 (earlier 452), Biblical Prophets [Prophecy in the Ancient Near East]
  10. NEAR E 306 (earlier 457), History of Biblical Interpretation
  11. NEAR E 307 (earlier 454), From Israelites to Jews: the First Six Centuries BCE
  12. NEAR E 308 (earlier 452/496), Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Near East
  13. NEAR E 309 (earlier 260/496), Death and Afterlife in the Ancient World

C2. COURSES TAUGHT: PAST / NO LONGER OFFERED

  1. AKKAD 401, Elementary Akkadian I
  2. ARAMIC 201 (earlier 421), Biblical Aramaic
  3. HEBR 402, Intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Summer)
  4. NEAR E 230, Themes in Near Eastern Literature
  5. NEAR E 452, Biblical Song of Songs (now NEAR E 308, see above)
  6. NEAR E 455, Kings of Monarchic Israel
  7. NEAR E 496, Torah/Pentateuch
  8. NEAR E 496, Use of the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament

 

3. SERVICE

 

A. SENIOR & HONORS THESIS ADVISING

  • 2018: 1 M.A. student committee member (Comparative Religion)
  • 2015: 1 B.A. student (Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)
  • 2014: 2 B.A. students (Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)
  • 2013: 1 B.A. student (Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)
  • 2012: 2 B.A. students (Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)

B. UNIVERSITY LECTURES

  • 2016. "The Creation of Biblical Creation Accounts: Conflict & Consensus." Invited lecture for ASTRO 190: "Cosmologies and Cultures" (Prof. Bruce Balick). Wednesday, February 17, 2:10-2:50. [Repeated in 2017, 2018, 2019].
  • 2016. "Prophecy in the Ancient Near East." Invited lecture for NEAR E 333: "Prophets in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" (Prof. Hamza Zafer). Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:00-5:20.
  • 2015. "Introduction to the Hebrew Bible." Invited lecture for NEAR E 212: "Introduction to the Quran" (Prof. Terri DeYoung). Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 2:30–3:20.
  • 2014. "The Formation of the Pentateuch." Invited lecture for Classics 360: "Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the Ancient World" (Prof. Sarah Stroup). Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:30 to 12:20.
  • 2012. "The Hebrew Bible Canon." Invited lecture for NEAR E 212: "Introduction to the Quran" (Prof. Terri DeYoung). October 2012.
  • 2010. The Hebrew Bible Canon." Invited lecture for NEAR E 212: "Introduction to the Quran" (Prof. Terri DeYoung). October 2010.
  • 2006. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy: What’s Love Got to Do With It? Variant Histories in the Transmission of Hebrew Biblical Texts." Presentation for SISME 532: Seminar on Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington. Friday, May 19, 2006.

C. DEPARTMENT SERVICE

  • 2015-2016. Implemented the new NELC departmental course: NEAR E 101: Gateway to the Near East. Completed the Canvas course site. Course enrollment: 150.
  • 2014-2015. Accepted the coordinating teaching role for the new course: "NELC 101—Gateway to the Near East"; implemented course structure using online course software tool "Canvas"; met with individual course unit instructors, finalized general syllabus and schedule for course elements.
  • 2013-2014. Collaborated on HBANES curriculum reform and new course offerings in NELC.

D. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

  • 2016. Learned to present in Canvas complex font characters (Biblical Hebrew with vowels and cantillation marks, right-to-left; special diacritic characters to represent Proto-Semitic phonemes).
  • 2014. Repaired files and file structure to NELC web site.
  • 2012. Consulted with Language Learning staff to update and implement Biblical Hebrew flash-card vocabulary learning tool for use on personal computers and smart phones.
  • 2010–2011. Supervised NELC M.A. student on creating and implementing Moodle learning activities for Elementary Biblical Hebrew program
  • 2005–2006. Created Flash animation alphabet writing tool for Modern Hebrew.

E. COMMUNITY SERVICE: PUBLIC LECTURES, TRAINING

  • 2013. Invited Lecture: Mirabella Seattle, Retirement Community, Lifelong Learning Program. "The Oldest New Testament Texts & Their Connection to the Hebrew Bible." September 18, 2013
  • 2013. Invited Lecture: Mirabella Seattle, Retirement Community, Lifelong Learning Program. "The Oldest Hebrew Bibles: Qumran & the Dead Sea Scrolls." September 11, 2013
  • 2006-2008. Presentation: Dead Sea Scrolls and Cuneiform Writing.
    6th grade class (three visits in three years). Holy Rosary School in Edmonds, WA.
  • 2006. Lecture: "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy." October 14, 2006. Bethany Presbyterian Church on Queen Anne (Seattle, WA).
    Tour group from United Presbyterian Church of Albany, OR.
  • 2006. Lecture: "The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Pacific Science Center." October 5, 2006. Saint Thomas More Parish, Lynnwood, WA. Co-hosted by St. Thomas More, Trinity Lutheran, and Maplewood Presbyterian churches.
  • 2006. Lecture: "The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Pacific Science Center." June 14, 2006. Edmonds Exchange Club, Edmonds, WA.
  • 2006. Presentation for Tikkun Leil Shavuot. June 1, 2006. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy: What’s Love Got to Do With It?" Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA.
  • 2006. Lectures: Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.
    1. Keynote Address: "The Song of Songs: Twixt the Cup and the Lip. Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls, Special Presentation." Laser Dome, Pacific Science Center. April 23, 2006.
    2. Conducted training session for docents of the Pacific Science Center's "Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls" Exhibition. May 13, 2006.
    3. Conducted training session for docents of the Pacific Science Center's "Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls" Exhibition. Saturday, September 9, 2006.
    4. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy." Lecture for an Elderhostel group at Pacific Science Center's Laser Dome. Monday, October 23, 2006.
    5. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy." Lecture for an event sponsored by Seattle attorney C. James Judson at Pacific Science Center’s Ackerley Family Gallery. Friday, October 27, 2006.
    6. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and Its Living Legacy." Two lectures for the University of Washington Medicine Alumni Association. Sunday, November 5, 2006.

Other Professional/Business Experience

Employment

  • FreeHand Systems, Inc. (now: Sheet Music Now) https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/
    2003–2004: Sales, Web User-Interface Design, Web/Product Testing
  • Sunhawk Digital Music LLC / Sunhawk.com Corporation, Seattle, WA
    (now https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/)
    2001–2003: Vice President, Marketing & Publishing
    1999–2000: Vice President of Publishing
    1995–1999: Program Manager
  • Minister
    1977–1994, 2000–2002: Minister with churches in Kiel, Germany (German-speaking) and Washington state

Summary of Business Skills

  • 30+ years experience in teaching, training, and public speaking in academic institutions, business, community and religious organizations.
  • Web site design:
    • Managed web site re-design for University of Washington, NELC department.
    • Designed and built web shopping cart for commercial internet business.
    • Designed and built online user’s guide for product of commercial internet business.
    • Designed and built course web sites on University of Washington and other servers.
  • Professional desktop publishing skills, from text editing to final layout.
  • Creation and development of music font and music engraving style manual for digital sheet music production, resulting in the availability of thousands of music scores of major publishers for sale on the internet at https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/.
  • 6 years management experience (up to 30 people) in fast-paced, high-pressure environment internet technology company (specializing in music software and sheet music products), including hiring, evaluation, promotion, termination, and salary decisions; dealt successfully with restructuring and changing priorities.
  • Implementation and management of production processes and quality control mechanisms in both local (Seattle/Tacoma) and remote (central Russia) facilities. Required meticulous planning, tracking, documentation, follow-up.
  • 2 years experience in contract negotiations and business development with owners of copyrighted material (sheet music).
  • Multicultural background: Lived and worked 9 years in Germany; maintained business communication channels with production facility in central Russia; delivered formal business presentations to major music publishers in Milan, Italy and at an annual meeting of the Finnish Music Publishers Association in Helsinki (both in Spring, 2000); have traveled in over 20 countries.

Personal Development and Interests

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certification program: January-July 2012.
    Twist Vinyasa Yoga, Edmonds, WA
    Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT, Yoga-Alliance, since July 6, 2012).