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Lawrence J. Mykytiuk


Lawrence Mykytiuk

History Librarian, Associate Professor of Library Science

Contact Information
Purdue University Libraries HSSE
504 West State Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2058
Room 241
Phone: (765) 494-3605 
FAX: (765) 494-9007
E-mail: larrym@purdue.edu 

Serving the Departments of History and Theatre and Programs in American Studies and Classical Studies as follows:
Collection development
Faculty liaison
Library user instruction for classes in the above subject areas, featuring electronic and paper resources
Specialized reference service to students, faculty, and others

Education
Ph.D., Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.
M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992.
M.A., Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988.
M.T.S. summa cum laude, Theological Studies, Asian Theological Seminary, Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines, 1983.
B.A. summa cum laude, English, Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, 1972.

Research Interests 
Information literacy instruction
Bibliography of biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies
Hebrew Bible and matters of history

Other Interests:

Languages
Reading knowledge of five modern languages: English (mother tongue), French, German, Italian, and Pilipino (Tagalog).

Reading knowledge of seven ancient languages: Aramaic, Canaanite dialects, Greek, Hebrew, Phoenician, Syriac, and Ugaritic.

Award 
Purdue University Libraries Second Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Publications


Book

Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200–539 B.C.E. Society of Biblical Literature Academia Biblica series, no. 12. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature (paperback), and Boston: Brill (cloth), 2004. See reviews at http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleID=4306 and at http://www.see-j.net/index.php/hiphil/article/view/19/17. Most of the book’s full text is available at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=eprY1Qd0veAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false.

See "Corrections and Updates" under Selected Articles below.

Book Chapters

“Sixteen Strong Identifications of Biblical Persons (Plus Nine Other Identifications) in Authentic Northwest Semitic Inscriptions from before 539 B.C.E.,” in Meir Lubetski and Edith Lubetski, eds., New Inscriptions and Seals Relating to the Biblical World (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012).

"The Publications of Michael V. Fox: Overview and Bibliography." In Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients: Essays Offered to Michael V. Fox on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday," xiii - xxv. Edited by Ronald L. Troxel, Kelvin G. Friebel, and Dennis R. Magary. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2005.


Selected Articles

"Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992–2008 and Beyond, Part 2.1: The Literature of Perspective, Critique, and Methodology, First Half," Journal of Religious and Theological Information 11/3-4 (2012): 101-137.

"Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992–2008, Part 1: Introducing a Bibliographic Essay in Five Parts," Journal of Religious and Theological Information 9/3–4 (2010): 71-83. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_research/148/ Link to original published article, containing the version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10477845.2010.526920.

"Corrections and Updates to 'Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200-539 B.C.E.'" MAARAV 16/1 (2009): 49-132. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_research/129/

“Wikipedia: Unreliable Source, Useful Heuristic Tool.” SBL Forum 5, no. 1 (January 2007; posted 21 December 2006): 4 pages. Available: http://www.sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=612

"A Royal Dignitary—Or a ‘Royal’ Disappointment? Who’s Who in Biblical Texts and Ancient Inscriptions." SBL Forum 2, no. 7 (July 2004): 4 pages. Available: http://www.sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=292

"Accessing Voices of the Biblical World, Part 2: Tools and Corpora of Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1190–333 B.C.E." Bulletin of Bibliography 59/4 (December 2002): 151–66.

"Accessing Voices of the Biblical World, Part 1: Treatments of Northwest Semitic Inscriptions for Non-Specialists." Bulletin of Bibliography 59/3 (September 2002): 27–30.

"Did Bible Characters Really Exist? Part 3: An Annotated Bibliography of Northwest-Semitic Monumental Inscriptions from before 539 B.C., Concluded." Bulletin of Bibliography 58/2 (June 2001): 135–41.

"Did Bible Characters Really Exist? Part 2: An Annotated Bibliography of Northwest-Semitic Monumental Inscriptions from before 539 B.C." Bulletin of Bibliography 56/2 (June 1999): 95–104.

"Malter, Henry." In American National Biography, 14:389–91. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, for the American Council of Learned Societies, 1999.

"Did Bible Characters Really Exist? Part 1: An Annotated Bibliography on Methods of Evaluating Evidence in Hebrew Inscriptions." Bulletin of Bibliography 55/4 (December 1998): 243–49.

"From Missionary and Graduate Student to Reference Librarian." The Reference Librarian 59 (1997): 177–88. Also in Philosophies of Reference Service, 177–88. Edited by Celia Hales Mabry. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 1997.

"Beauty, Enlightenment, and Community: Library Access to Hebrew Inscriptions." Journal of Religious and Theological Information 2/2 (1996): 13–27.


Coauthored Articles


Anderson, Kristine J., Robert S. Freeman, Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, Judith M. Nixon, and Suzanne M. Ward. “A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development through Interlibrary Loan Requests: The Purdue University Libraries Experience.” Collection Management 35/3-4 (2010):125-141.

Idem. "Buy, Don't Borrow: Bibliographers' Analysis of Academic Library Collection Development through Interlibrary Loan Requests." Collection Management 27/3 (2002): 1–11.


Selected Conference Papers


"Sixteen Positively Identified Biblical Persons in Authentic Inscriptions.” Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World section, 2007 International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Vienna, Austria, 23 July 2007.

"Biblical Persons in Inscriptions from the 9th through 7th Centuries B.C.E." (with German translation), at the conference "Inscriptions from the Israelite and Judahite Monarchy Period," organized by Arbeitsgruppe für Biblische Archäologie, Studiengemeinschaft Wort und Wissen e.V., Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 5 November 2005.

"A Corpus of [Pre-Persian-Era] Northwest Semitic Inscriptions Naming Biblical Persons." Paleographic Studies in the Ancient Near East Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn., 19 November 2000.

"A Taxonomy of Identifications of Biblical Persons Named in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions." Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn., 19 November 2000.

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