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A native of Croatia, Dr. Lidija Novakovic has been living in the USA since 1995. Upon the completion of her doctoral studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, she began teaching at Bethel University, St. Paul. In 2007 she joined the faculty in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. She is the author of two monographs, Messiah, the Healer of the Sick and Raised from the Dead According to Scripture, and a co-editor of volumes 3 and 6B of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations. She is married to Dr. Ivo Novakovic, who teaches in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.
Academic Interests and Research:
The Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of John, early Jewish and Christian hermeneutics, early Christology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish writings from the Second Temple period, resurrection belief in Judaism and Christianity
Professional Awards and Activities:
Member of the Steering Committee for the Matthew Section of the Society of Biblical Literature
Member of the Editorial Board of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project
Member of the Advisory Board for the journal Loci Communes, published by Theological Faculty "Matija Vlačić Ilirik", Zagreb, Croatia
Selected Research Articles:
"[Zakar, Zeker, Zikkaron]." Pages 840-849 in Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten. Edited by Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011.
"Miracles in Second Temple and Early Rabbinic Judaism." Pages 95-112 in The Cambridge Companion to Miracles. Edited by Graham H. Twelftree. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
"'Yet Even the Dogs Eat the Crumbs that Fall from Their Masters' Table': Matthew's Gospel and Economic Globalization." HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 65.1 (2009), Art. #321, 7 pages, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v65i1.321.
"The Decalogue in the New Testament." Perspectives in Religious Studies 35.4 (2008): 373-386.
"Matthew's Atomistic Use of Scripture: Messianic Interpretation of Isaiah 53.4 in Matthew 8.17." Pages 146-162 in Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels. Vol. 2: The Gospel of Matthew. Edited by Thomas R. Hatina. Library of New Testament Studies 310: London: T&T Clark International, 2008.
"4Q521: The Works of the Messiah or the Signs of the Messianic Time?" Pages 208-231 in Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions. Edited by Brent A. Strawn and Michael T. Davis. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2007.
Raised from the Dead According to Scripture: The Role of Israel's Scripture in the Early Christian Interpretations of Jesus' Resurrection. Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies Series 12. London: T&T Clark International, 2012.
Messiah, the Healer of the Sick: A Study of Jesus as the Son of David in the Gospel of Matthew. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II/170. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003.
Co-Edited Books: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations. Vol. 3: Damascus Document II, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents. Edited by J. H. Charlesworth and H. W. M. Rietz with J. M. Baumgarten, C. Claussen, D. A. Hume, J. B. F. Miller, L. Novakovic, S. Pfann, E. Qimron, and L. L. Johns. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations. Vol. 6B: Pesharim, Other Commentaries, and Related Documents. Edited by J. H. Charlesworth, H. W. Rietz, C. D. Elledge, and L. Novakovic. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck; Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
Thematic issue of the Perspectives in Religious Studies 37.4 (2010). Topic: The Relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament.
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