Stuart A. Irvine

Stuart A. Irvine

Associate Professor

Ph.D.: Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Emory University, 1989

Phone: (225) 578-6528
Office: 115 Coates


Stuart Irvine joined the Religious Studies faculty at LSU in 1986. He served as director of Religious Studies from 1995 to 1999 and again in spring 2017. He has also regularly served as Undergraduate Advisor for Religious Studies.


Areas of Interest

Dr. Irvine specializes in the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel. His research and publications concentrate on Israelite history and prophecy during the eighth century BCE.


Courses Offered

  • REL 1004 Old Testament
  • HEBR 2003 and 2004 Intermediate Hebrew
  • REL 3004 Archaeology and the Bible
  • REL 3104 Ancient Hebrew Prophets
  • REL 4125 History of Ancient Israel


Awards and Honors

  • DAAD Summer Research Grant, Munich, 2007
  • LSU Faculty Travel Grant, 2007
  • LSU Summer Faculty Research Stipend, 1990
  • DAAD Research Grant, Munich, 1985


Selected Publications


  • Isaiah, Ahaz, and the Syro-Ephraimitic Crisis. SBLDS 123; Scholars Press, 1990.
  • With John H. Hayes. Isaiah, the Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and His Preaching.  Abingdon, 1987.

Articles and Chapters

  • "The 'Rock' of the King's Sword? A Note on tsur in Psalm 89:48," Vetus Testamentum (forthcoming 2018)
  • “’Is Anything Too Hard for Jahweh?’ Fulfillment of Promise and Threat in Genesis 18-19,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (forthcoming in 2018)
  • "A Note on the Translation and Meaning of Hosea 13:9," Vetus Testamentum 65 (2015): 223-29.
  • “Idols ktbwnm: A Note on Hosea 13:2a,” Journal of Biblical Literature 133 (2014): 507-15.
  • “Relating Prophets and History: An Example from Hosea 13.”  Pages 158-66 in Israel’s Prophets and Israel’s Past. Ed. by Brad E. Kelle and Megan Bishop Moore. T&T Clark, 2007.
  • “The Last Battle of Hadadezer.” Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 341-47.