Gale, a Cengage Company, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2021–Pres.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2014–2021

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, 2016–2021



  • Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies Collaborative Doctoral Program
  • Thesis Title: From Ink Traces to Ideology: Material, Text, and Composition of the Qumran Community Rules. Accepted unanimously by the committee As it Stands.
  • Major: Second Temple Jewish Law
  • Minors: Rabbinics, Syriac


  • Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
  • Thesis Title: Incorporating Syntax into Theories of Textual Transmission: Preliminary Studies in the Judaean Desert Isaiah Scrolls and Fragments

ROTHBERG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2015 – Sept. 2015

  • Summer Ulpan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ancient Languages

Hebrew (Classical, Qumran, Rabbinic), Aramaic (Palestinian, Babylonian), Syriac, Greek (Classical, Hellenistic, Patristic), Latin (liturgical)

Modern Languages

English (native), German (reading/speaking), French (reading), Hebrew (reading/speaking), Arabic (learning)

Technical Languages & Tools

Python, Perl, C, SQL, JavaScript, Go, TEI/XML, HTML, CSS, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Jupyter Lab/Notebooks, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Tableau, scikit-learn, OpenCV, GraphDB

Academic Experience

Research Follow, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2016–2021

Project Manager, Open Access Rabbinics Portal, 2018–2020

Research Assistant, for Sarianna Metso, University of Toronto, 2014–2016

Academic Consultant, Accordance Bible Software, 2008–2014

Ben Zion Wacholder Research Assistant, Trinity Western University, 2012–2014

Teaching Experience

Qumran – eine Einführung – Einzelansicht (co-taught with Dr. Peter Porzig) at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2019

Adjunct, Methods of Biblical Interpretation, 2007–2010 at Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon


Tucker, James M., Reading and Rereading the Qumran Community Rules. In preparation.

Tucker, James M. Scribal Error or Scribal Innovation? A Closer Look at the Law(s) of Seduction and Rape in the Temple Scroll. eds. Henryk Drawnel and George Brooke. STDJ. The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later. Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and Their Biblical Context. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

Tucker, James M. (and Peter Porzig). “Between Artefacts, Fragments, and Texts: An Analysis of 4Q266 Column I” Dead Sea Discoveries. 25/3 (2018): 335–358.

Tucker, James M. From Ink Traces to Ideology: A Reassessment of 4Q256 (4QSerekh ha-Yaḥadb) frags. 5a-b and 1QS 6:16–17. eds. Molly M. Zahn and Jutta Jokiranta. STDJ. Rules and Halakot: Proceedings of IOQS in Leuven, 17‒20 July, 2016. Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Tucker, James M. (and Sarianna Metso). “The Changing Landscape of Editing Ancient Jewish Texts,” in Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Textual and Reception History. Early Judaism and its Literature 47. Edited by Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek, and Daniel K. Falk. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2017.

Tucker, James M. Review of Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism by Michael Stone, Ancient Jew Review, March 2019.

Tucker, James M. The Role of Wisdom for the Scribe and Scholar. Eds. Eva Mroczek and Francis Borchardt. A Genius of Mentorship: A Forum in Honor of Ben Wright on his 65th Birthday. Ancient Jew Review, 2018.

Judean Greek Desert Manuscripts (G-JUDEAN-T). Morphologically Tagged by Martin Abegg, Jr., Rusty Taylor, and James M. Tucker. Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2015.

Greek New Testament: Codex Alexandrinus (GNT-ALEX). Morphologically Tagged by Rex Koivisto and James M. Tucker. Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2010.

Apocryphal Acts(APOCACTS-T). Altamonte Springs, Fl.: OakTree Software, 2010. Rex Koivisto and James M. Tucker.