During the 2010–2011 academic year, Professor Bernard Levinson served as the Henry Luce Senior Fellow in Religious Studies at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle, N.C. This competitive, refereed fellowship allowed him to work on his new book manuscript on religion and law in antiquity, titled Revelation and Redaction: The Role of Intellectual Models in Biblical Studies.
In the spring of 2010, Levinson was elected a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the oldest professional organization of Judaica scholars in North America. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers and thus constitute the most distinguished and most senior scholars teaching Judaic studies at American universities. Also in 2010, Levinson was named a 2010–2013 Scholar of the College by the University of Minnesota, awarded in honor of his outstanding achievement in the College of Liberal Arts.
Levinson is currently at the Institute for Advance Studies in Jerusalem co-directing a project, titled“Convergence and Divergence in Pentateuchal Theory: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Israel, North America, and Europe”. The project has brought together a small team of international scholars to conduct research in Pentateuchal studies. Levinson will remain in Jerusalem for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Other projects under way include a translation and commentary on Goethe’s Zwo wichtige bisher unerörterte biblische Fragen . . .  and a volume for the Anchor Bible Reference Library, which he is co-authoring with Jeffrey Stackert. His book, A More Perfect Torah: At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns), is to be published in 2013.
Levinson seeks to bring the results of academic biblical scholarship to the attention of a broader, non-specialist readership. In this vein, he has recently written on the impact of the King James Version of the Bible upon the American Founding; drawn attention in the national press to the role of early feminist Bible scholars like Elizabeth Cady Stanton in helping win the vote for women; and, in his attention to language, has been cited in the major dictionary of the English language.
Levinson's Fellowship Page on EURIA (Research Project Description and Biography)
“The King James Bible at 400: Scripture, Statecraft, and the American Founding,” (Co-author Joshua Berman) published in The History Channel Magazine, November 2010.
Reference to Bernard M. Levinson’s work in Oxford English Dictionary (3rd edition; October 2008; online version November 2010).
Bernard M. Levinson’s letter to The New York Times Editor (July 21, 1998) (concerning Elizabeth Cady Stantion).
Levinson’s work cited and discussed on CLR Forum (Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University School of Law). Visit http://clrforum.org/2011/11/02/gerhard-von-rad-state-interference-and-religious-conviction-in-nazi-germany/ to read the full article.