Faculty Directory

James Nati

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible & Old Testament Studies

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5031
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Yale 2019

MA, Yale 2013

BA, University of Michigan 2011

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Biblical & Early Jewish Literature
  • Wisdom & Apocalypticism
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Biblical Languages
Selected Publications

“The Rolling Corpus: Materiality and Pluriformity at Qumran, with Special Consideration of the Serekh ha-Yaḥad,” forthcoming in Dead Sea Discoveries.

“On 'True' Editions: Pluriformity and Authority Between Psalms and Serekh,” in Scribal Practice, Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essays in Memory of Peter W. Flint (Eds. J. J. Collins & A. Geyser-Fouche; STDJ 130; Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

“New Readings in 4Q256 (4QSb),” Revue de Qumran 30 (2018): 69-77.

“New Readings in 4Q118 i (4QChronicles) and a Parallel at 4Q381 31 (4QNon-Canonical Psalms B),” Revue de Qumran 29 (2017): 129-38.

"Compositional Technique in the Temple Scroll: Creative Interpretation and Integrative Interpretation in the Passover Legislation," in New Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity: From Enoch to Montréal and Back (Eds. L. DiTommaso & G. S. Oegema; JCTCRS 22; London: T&T Clark, 2016), 112-30.

“The Community Rule or Rules for the Communities?: Contextualizing the Qumran Serakhim” in Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy (Eds. J. Baden, H. Najman & E. Tigchelaar; JSJSup 175; Leiden: Brill, 2016), 916-39.

Courses Taught
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Classical Ethiopic
  • Biblical Textual Criticism
  • Methods: Pentateuch & Histories
  • Book of Daniel: Court Tales & Visions