Louis Stulman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy and professor of religion at The University of Findlay, was one of nearly 70 biblical scholars in their fields to contribute to the recently released “Common English Study Bible.”
The CEB Study Bible is the newest tool from Common English Bible (CEB) to help bring readers depth, insight and understanding to the biblical text within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible. Utilizing one of the top 10 translations on the market, the CEB Study Bible includes thousands of study notes, hundreds of sidebar articles, five in-depth articles and 21 National Geographic maps to complement the biblical text in a way that highlights its readability, reliability and relevance.
“We have worked hard to ensure that the CEB Study Bible will help people to understand and engage the Bible,” said Michael Stephens, senior editor of CEB. “The broad range of scholars who created the CEB Study Bible has made the best in biblical scholarship accessible and relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible.”
Stulman wrote the study notes for the book of Jeremiah. In his introduction, he says, “Jeremiah is the longest and most complex prophetic book in the Bible [and] it is the most deeply anchored in suffering … Jeremiah is disaster literature … but it is also a survival guide for the historical losers of war.”
Stulman also served as one of the translators of the CEB. Reflecting on both experiences, he says: “translating the book of Jeremiah for the CEB was an enormous privilege, and writing the study notes made me appreciate this remarkable biblical book all the more!”
Stulman writes and lectures extensively on the Old Testament Prophets. In recent years, his research interests have focused on the prophetic literature as trauma and survival literature.
In addition to his work on the Common English Bible, Stulman has written and edited numerous books, including “The Other Text of Jeremiah” (UPA), “The Prose Sermons of Jeremiah” (Scholars Press), “Order Amid Chaos” (Sheffield Academic Press), “The Book of Jeremiah” (Abingdon Press) and “You are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature” (with Paul Kim; Abingdon Press), “Troubling Jeremiah” (with K. M. O’Connor and A. R. Diamond; Sheffield Academic Press) and “Jeremiah Displaced” (with A.R. Diamond; T & T Clark.)
Stulman has served on the editorial board of the “Journal of Biblical Literature” and is the Old Testament editor of the Core Biblical Studies Series (Abingdon). He is the 2013-14 president of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society.