Stuart A. Irvine

Stuart A. Irvine

Retired Associate Professor

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

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


In the spring of 2021, Stuart Irvine retired from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He joined the Religious Studies faculty in 1986 as an instructor, but he was moved on to the tenure track in 1989 and received tenure in 1995. His research expertise lies in the field of ancient Near Eastern literature, particularly the writings of the Hebrew Bible. During his 35 years at LSU, Professor Irvine was an invaluable member of the Religious Studies faculty: he led our program as section head twice, served as undergraduate advisor for many years, and offered professional mentorship to many of our faculty members over the course of his career. 

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.

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.