Dr. Leroy Huizenga
Dr. Leroy Huizenga is Director of the Christian Leadership Center and Assistant Professor of Scripture at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. He received his M.Div from Princeton Seminary in 2001 and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2006 after spending a year writing and teaching on a Fulbright Grant at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany. He is the author of The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew (Brill, 2009) and an editor of Reading the Bible Intertextually (Baylor, 2009). After teaching at Wheaton College for five years, Dr. Huizenga was reconciled with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2011.
Dr Huizenga and his wife Kari reside in Bismarck, North Dakota with their two young children, Hans Arnold and Miriam Anne.
Assistant Professor of Scripture and Director of the Christian Leadership Center,
University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) (2006-2011)
Duke University, Ph.D. in Religion/New Testament (2001-2006)
Dissertation: The Akedah in Matthew (Supervised by Dr. Richard B. Hays)
Minors: Early Judaism; Greco-Roman Rhetoric and Philosophy
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2004-2005)
Middlebury College German School (Summer 2002)
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. (1998-2001)
Jamestown College, B.A., Religion/Philosophy & History/PoliSci (1992-1996)
Honors, Awards, Grants and Fellowships
Senior Fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (2011—)
Knights of Columbus grant to attend The Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization
conference in Washington, D.C., September 15-17, 2011
Junior Faculty Alumni Development Grant, Wheaton College (2010-2011)
G. W. Aldeen Memorial Fund Grant, Wheaton College, for resources for writing of
articles “Lord” and “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” in the forthcoming Dictionary of
Jesus and the Gospels (IVP) (2010-2011)
Project Teacher Grant, for development of BITH 485: Theology of Martin Luther and
the Media, Reformation and Modernity tour (2009-2010)
Project Teacher Grant, for development of BITH 390: Marriage, Sex and Family in the
Christian Tradition (2009-2010)
G. W. Aldeen Memorial Fund Grants, Wheaton College, for International SBL
Annual Meetings, Vienna, July 22-26, 2007; and Rome, June 29-July 4, 2009
Faculty Development Grants, Wheaton College, for IBR and SBL Annual Meetings in
New Orleans (2009); Boston (2008); San Diego (2007); Washington, D.C., (2006);
and for NAPS Annual Meetings in Chicago (2009 and 2008)
Alumni Grant, Wheaton College, for book project on synoptic problem (2008-2009)
Junior Faculty Development Grant, Wheaton College (2007-2008)
Duke University Graduate School Fellowship (2001-2006)
Fulbright Grant, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main,
Gene L. and Alice Stroude Winegardner Fellowship, Duke University (2004)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarships (2002 and 2003)
Conference Travel Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
for the SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Nov. 19-22, 2005
Notre Dame University Graduate School Presidential Fellowship (2001; declined)
The Senior Fellowship in New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary (2001)
Honors Program, Jamestown College, The Formation of the NT Canon (1995-1996)
College Fellowship in Religion/Philosophy, Jamestown College (1995-1996)
College Fellowship in History/Political Science, Jamestown College (1995-1996)
Wilson Scholarship, Jamestown College (1992-1996)
The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew. Supplements to
Novum Testamentum 131. Leiden: Brill, 2009 [peer reviewed; paperback reprint
forthcoming fall 2011].
Editor, with Richard B. Hays and Stefan Alkier. Reading the Bible Intertextually.
Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2009.
“The Confession of Jesus and the Curses of Peter: A Narrative-Christological
Approach to the Text-Critical Problem of Mark 14:62.” Novum Testamentum 53
“The Aqedah at the End of the First Century of the Common Era: L.A.B., 4 Maccabees,
Josephus’ Antiquities, and 1 Clement.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha
20 (2010): 105-133.
“Obedience unto Death: The Matthean Gethsemane and Arrest Sequence and the
Aqedah.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71 (2009): 507-26.
“Matt 1:1: ‘Son of Abraham’ as Christological Category.” Horizons in Biblical
Theology 30 (2008): 103-113.
“The Incarnation of the Servant: The ‘Suffering Servant’ and Matthean Christology.”
Horizons in Biblical Theology 27 (2005): 25-58.
“The Battle for Isaac: Exploring the Composition and Function of the Aqedah in the
Book of Jubilees.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 13 (2002): 33-59.
“The Matthean Jesus and the Isaac of the Early Jewish Encyclopedia.” Pages 63-81 in
Hays, Alkier and Huizenga, Reading the Bible Intertextually.
“Solus Christus: The Markan Contrast between Jesus and his Disciples.” Currents in
Theology and Mission 35 (2008): 325-32.
“Das Matthäusevangelium in intertextueller Perspektive,” with Michael Schneider.
Zeitschrift für Neues Testament 16 (2005): 20-29.
“Der Jesus des Matthäusevangeliums und der Isaak der antiken jüdischen
Enzyklopädie. Akedah-Überlieferungen und das Matthäusevangelium.” Pages 71-
92 in Die Bibel im Dialog der Schriften: Konzepte intertextueller Bibellektüre.
Neutestamentliche Entwürfe zur Theologie 10. Stefan Alkier and Richard B. Hays,
eds. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2005.
“The Patristic Understanding and Interpretation of Scripture: An Historical Overview.”
Princeton Theological Review VII, 4.23 (2000): 10-16.
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
“Lord,” in the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Edited by Daniel G. Reid, et al. 2d
ed. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press [forthcoming].
“Abraham, Isaac & Jacob,” in the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Edited by
Daniel G. Reid, et al. 2d ed. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press [forthcoming].
“Bathsheba (NT),” “Bartholomew (NT)” and “Bartholomew (Christianity),” in the
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. H. Spieckermann, et al., eds. 30 vols.
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008-2017 [forthcoming].
Review of The Holy Bible, New International Version (rev. ed.; Biblica, Inc./Grand
Rapids: Zondervan, 2011). First Things [forthcoming]
Review of Scott Hahn, Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the
Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library; New
Haven: Yale, 2009). Bulletin for Biblical Research 20 (2010): 144-45.
Double review of Dale Allison, Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present
(Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005) and Ulrich Luz, Studies in Matthew (Grand
Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005). Journal of Biblical Literature 125 (2006): 816-21.
Alkier, Stefan. The Reality of the Resurrection. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press
[forthcoming 2012]. Translation of Die Realität der Auferweckung in, nach und mit
den Schriften des Neuen Testaments. Neutestamentliche Entwürfe zur Theologie
12. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2009.
Alkier, Stefan. “The Bible in Dialogue and the Problem of Hardening in Mark 4:
Intertextuality within the Framework of a Categorical Semiotics of Biblical Texts.”
Pages 3-22 in Hays, Alkier and Huizenga, Reading the Bible Intertextually.
[German to English].
Alkier, Stefan. “New Testament Studies on the Basis of Categorical Semiotics: A
Conception.” Pages 223-48 in Hays, Alkier and Huizenga, Reading the Bible
Intertextually [German to English].
Orosz, Magdolna. “Literary Readings of the Bible: Aspects of a Semiotic
Conception of Intertextuality and Intertextual Analysis of Texts.” Pages 191-204 in
Hays, Alkier and Huizenga, Reading the Bible Intertextually [German to English].
Aichele, George. “Kanon als Intertext: Einschränkung oder Befreiung?” Pages
159-78 in Alkier and Hays, Die Bibel im Dialog der Schriften [English to German].
Hays, Richard B. “Die Befreiung Israels im lukanischen Doppelwerk. Intertextuelle
Erzählung als kulturkritische Praxis.” Pages 117-36 in Alkier and Hays, Die Bibel
im Dialog der Schriften [English to German].
Moyise, Steve. “Intertextualität und Historische Zugänge zum Schriftgebrauch im
Neuen Testament.” Pages 23-34 in Alkier and Hays, Die Bibel im Dialog der
Schriften [English to German].
Hays, Richard B. “Schriftverständnis und Intertextualität bei Paulus.” Zeitschrift für
Neues Testament 14 (2004): 55-64 [English to German].
Alkier, Stefan. “New Testament Exegesis as the Semiotics of Early Christianity: A
Conception.” SBL Annual Meeting, Semiotics and Exegesis section, San
Antonio, Tex., Nov. 22, 2004 [German to English].
Contributing author, Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood (Harlan, Iowa:
Guideposts Books, 2011)
“Resurrection Reconsidered: The Corinthian Denial and Paul’s Response,” submitted
to New Testament Studies; provisional acceptance pending approval of revisions
Presentations, Lectures and Conferences
“Christus Victor: Origen, Joshua and the Matthean Jesus.” SBL Annual Meeting,
Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity section, San Francisco, Nov. 2011.
“‘Righteousness to the Nations’: Creative Tensions between the Matthean Narrator and
Matthean Messiah on the Gentile Question.” SBL Annual Meeting,
Matthew section, San Francisco, Nov. 2011.
“The Coherence of the Canon in the Wake of Modernity.” L’Abri, Huemoz,
Switzerland, June 11, 2010.
“The Figure of Isaac and the Matthean Jesus as New Temple and Sacrifice.”
International SBL Annual Meeting, Synoptic Gospels section, Rome, July 3, 2009.
“Reading the Gospels as Narratives and Artifacts.” International SBL Annual
Meeting, Methods in New Testament Studies section, Rome, July 2, 2009.
“The Rhetoric of the Barren: Sarah as Marian Type in Tradition and Scripture.” NAPS
Annual Meeting, Mariology session 2, Chicago, May 23, 2009.
Chair, Augustine and Scripture session, NAPS Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 23,
“Christ’s Passion Prefigured in the Old Testament.” Franciscan University of
Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio, April 8, 2009.
“Experimental Intertextuality, Patristic Sarah-Mary Typologies and Matthean
Christology.” SBL Annual Meeting, Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity
section, Boston, Nov. 25, 2008.
“Synoptic Interpretation and Model Readers.” SBL Annual Meeting, Semiotics and
Exegesis section, Boston, Nov. 24, 2008.
“Sarah-Mary Typologies and the Value of Patristic Exegesis.” Wheaton College
Humanities Brown Bag Colloquium, April 25, 2008.
“Mark 14:62 in light of Markan Narrative Dynamics.” SBL Annual Meeting, Mark
group, San Diego, Nov. 19, 2007.
“Lawgiver or Sacrifice? Jesus, Moses, Isaac and the Interpretation of the Matthean
Transfiguration.” International SBL Annual Meeting, Synoptic Gospels section,
Vienna, July 25, 2007.
“Resurrection Reconsidered: The Corinthian Denial, Paul’s Response, and Recent
Anglo-American Scholarship.” International SBL Annual Meeting, Paul and
Pauline Literature section, Vienna, July 24, 2007.
“Deciphering the Da Vinci Code.” St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N.C., May
“Obedience unto Death: Matthew’s Jesus and Jewish Martyr Theology (Matt 26:36-
56).” Duke University New Testament Colloquium, January 18, 2006.
“‘Intertextual Disposition’ and St. Ephrem’s Interpretations of Genesis 22.” SBL
Annual Meeting, Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity section, Philadelphia,
Nov. 22, 2005.
“Jesus als Neuer Isaak im Matthäusevangelium.” Presented at the conference “Die
Bibel im Dialog der Schriften: Konzepte intertextueller Bibellektüre,” Johann
Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Nov. 4, 2004.
“The Incarnation of the Servant: Umberto Eco and Matthean Christology.” SBL
Annual Meeting, Reading, Theory and the Bible section, Atlanta, Nov. 23, 2003.
“The Akedah as Allusive Apologetic at the Arrest of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.”
Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SE
Regional SBL), Chattanooga, Tenn., Matthew section, March 14, 2003.
“On the Impossibility of Using Christology to Determine Synoptic Literary Priority.”
SBL Annual Meeting, Synoptic Gospels section, Toronto, Nov. 23, 2002.
Other Academic Activities
Honors Thesis Adviser for Steven Dunkel, “Matt 5:17-48: Jesus’ Fulfillment of the
Mosaic Law, Inauguration of the New Charter, and their Implications for
Christian Discipleship” (2010)
Second Dissertation Reader for Nicholas Piotrowski (title: “Scripture and
Community: The Social-Rhetorical Role of the Formula Quotations in
German examiner for Biblical Studies and Theology Ph.D. program (Fall 2007)
Reviewed monograph manuscript for CUA Press (November 2010)
Alkier, Stefan. “Reading the Canon Intertextually: The Decentralization of
Alkier, Stefan. “Ways of Presence and Modes of Absence in the Gospel of Luke:
Or, How Scripture Works.” Pages 41-56 in The Presence and Absence of God.
Ingolf U. Dalferth, ed. RPT 42; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009.
Alkier, Stefan. “From Text to Intertext: Intertextuality as a Paradigm for Reading
Matthew.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 61 (2005): 1-18.
Editorial Assistant, Die Bibel im Dialog der Schriften: Konzepte intertextueller
Bibellektüre. Neutestamentliche Entwürfe zur Theologie 10. S. Alkier and R.
B. Hays, eds. Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2005.
Richard B. Hays, Duke University (2003)
Joel Marcus, Duke University (2001-2002)
Pedagogical Experience and Training
Assistant Professor of Scripture, University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D.
Courses: Introduction to the Bible
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
Courses: New Testament Literature and Interpretation; Biblical Interpretation and
Hermeneutics; Gospel of Matthew; The Gospel of Mark; The Gospel of John
(directed study); Sermon on the Mount; Parables of Jesus; Jesus of Nazareth;
The Theology of Luther; Marriage, Sex and Family in the Christian Tradition;
Introduction to Spiritual Formation; Global Christianity; Readings in Medieval
Latin (directed study)
Faith and Learning Faculty Seminar (2007-2008)
Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary, Colorado Extension
The Gospel of Matthew (intensive course for Young Life staff, Aug. 18-23, 2008)
The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Instructor, Hellenistic Greek (2005-2006)
Preceptor, Scripture and Ethics (Fall 2005); NT and OT (2002-2004)
Participant, Wabash Teaching Seminars/Rel 396-Teaching in Religion (2001-2006)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Instructor, Seminar: Intertextualität und das Matthäusevangelium (Summer 2005)
Trinity School, Durham, N.C.
Elementary Latin Teacher (Fall 2003)
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.
Preceptor, New Testament Greek (2000-2001)
Service, Advising, Mentoring at Wheaton College
Steering Committee, Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies
Secretary, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies Search Committee (2009-2010)
Sabbatical Committee (Fall 2009)
Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee (2009-2011)
Fulbright Program Adviser for Wheaton College (2008-2011)
Hearing Panel for Student Conduct (2008-2010)
Faculty Adviser: Voice for Life (2009-2011), Ecumenical Society (2009-2011),
Wheaton Film Club (2008-2010)
“Grubfest” host for freshman and transfer orientation (Fall 2006, 2007, 2008)
International Friendship host for Jan Schreur (2006-2007) & Tami Koch (2009-2010)
Teaching and Research Interests
The Gospels, particularly Matthew and Mark, methodologies, canonical and narrative
approaches, alternatives to Q and Markan priority
Philosophy of language, hermeneutics, and literary theory as they bear on biblical
interpretation and Christian theology and practice
The historical development and hermeneutical significance of the canon
The theological and ecclesial interpretation of Scripture
The relation of the Jesus Christ of Scripture and Tradition to the historical Jesus
The Old Testament in the New Testament
The history of biblical interpretation
Intellectual and cultural history
Ministry, Christian Education, Service to the Church
Overview of the New Testament and Genres of New Testament Literature (St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, Ill., October 24 & 31, 2010)
Isaiah in Matthew and Paul (All Souls Anglican Church, Wheaton, Ill., October 3
and 10, 2010)
The Gospel of Luke (Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, Ill.,
Resurrection Narratives (All Souls Anglican Church, Wheaton, Ill., April-May
Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presyterian Church (USA) (2006-2009)
Deutscher Pfarrer (German Pastor) for the German-language service at St.
John’s United Church of Christ, Naperville, Ill. (July 2008-August 2009)
Worship Team member, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2006-2008)
Small Group leader, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2006-2008)
Substitute Worship Leader and Worship Team member, Blacknall Presbyterian
Church, Durham, N.C. (2001-2006)
Vacation Bible School Music Leader, Blacknall Presbyterian Church, Durham, N.C.
(2002, 2003, and 2004)
Post-College Fellowship leader, Blacknall Presbyterian Church, Durham, N.C. (2002-
Clinical Pastoral Education: Chaplaincy, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New
Brunswick, N.J. (Summer 2000)
Internship, First Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly, N.J. (2000-2001)
Jundosa-Nim (Youth Worker), Korean Sarang Church, Princeton, N.J. (1998-2000)
Program Director, Park River Bible Camp, Park River, N.D. (1996-1998)
Supply Preaching, various churches in N.D., N.J., N.C., Germany, and Ill. (1993—)
Youth Worker, St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), Jamestown, N.D. (1994-1995)
Camp Counselor, Park River Bible Camp, Park River, N.D. (1995 and 1996) and
Voyageurs Lutheran Ministries, Cook, Minn. (1993)
Member, Evangelicals for Social Action (1998—)
Sponsor, Compassion International (1995—)
German (speaking, reading, writing, translation); French (reading); Hellenistic and
Classical Greek; Latin; Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew; Aramaic; Syriac
Society of Biblical Literature
North American Patristics Society
Dr. Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Box
90967, The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. (919) 660-
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Luz, Emeritus Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament, Universität Bern,
Marktgasse 21, CH-3177 Laupen, Switzerland. +41 (0)31 747 82 89;
Prof. Dr. Stefan Alkier, Professur für Neues Testament und Geschichte der Alten
Kirche, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt
am Main, Germany. +49 (0)69 798 33316; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alan Jacobs, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College, 501
College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. (630) 752-5784; email@example.com
Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University
of Notre Dame, 346 Malloy Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556. (574) 631-6629;
Fr. James Shea, President of the University of Mary, Office of the President, The
University of Mary, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. (701) 355-8100;
Dr. Rodrigo J. Morales, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Marquette University,
Coughlin Hall 114, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. (414) 288-7647;