Selected Publications, Articles & Book Reviews


  • Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems of al-Andalus (London and New York: Routledge Press, 2013)  
  • The Making of a Forefather: Abraham in Islamic and Jewish Exegetical Narratives (Brill, 2006)

Select Articles

  • “Hard-Rockin’ Jews: The Bible in Contemporary Israeli Popular Music” (in progress)
  • “Scripture and Exegesis,” with Walid Saleh, The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations. Edited by Josef Meri (Routledge Press, forthcoming, 2014-15)
  • “Narratives of Villainy: Titus, Nebuchadnezzar,and Nimrod in the ḥadīth and midrash aggadah,” The Lineaments of Islam. Edited by Paul M. Cobb. (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2012)
  • “Abraham in Islamic and Jewish Exegesis,” Religion Compass, Vol. 5, no. 6 (June, 2011): 224-235
  • Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Edited by Norman Stillman (Leiden and Boston: E. J. Brill, 2010)
    • Articles
    • Banu’l Nadir
    • Banu Qaynuqa’
    • Banu Qurayza
    • Constitution of Medina
    • Isra’iliyyat
    • Ka’b al-Ahbar
    • Ka’b al-Ashraf
    • Khaybar”
  • “Imams in Love: A Poem of the 11th Century.” Connections: Newsletter of the National Association for Women       in Catholic Higher Education (Spring 2005)
  • “Medieval Islamic and Jewish Traditions on Abraham.” Al-`Usur al-Wusta: The Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists (October, 2004)
  • “Plagues.” Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an, ed. Jane Dammen McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004)
  • “Revision and Alteration.” Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004

Representative Book Reviews

  • “An Interwoven Partnership: Judaism, Islam, and 1,400 Years of Shared Intellectual and Lived History,” H-Judaic, H-Net. February, 2012. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 66, no. 4 (2007): 308-9: “With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”, eds. Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W. Goering. Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 66, no. 4, (2007) 309-10:  “Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism,” by Scott B. Noegel and Brannon M. Wheeler. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002
  • Journal of Religion, 86:1 (2006), 164-6, “Three New Introductions to Islam”:  On: Brown, Daniel. A New Introduction to Islam. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Waines, David. An Introduction to Islam (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Nigosian, S. A. Islam, Its History, Teaching and Practices. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004.