Hebrew Bible; ancient Near East; biblical, cuneiform, and early Jewish law; law and literature; Semitic linguistics
My work examines the Hebrew Bible in comparison with ancient Near Eastern sources and draws on contemporary legal and literary theory and linguistics, with further recourse to ancient Jewish sources and medieval exegesis. I am currently transforming my dissertation into a book entitled Legal Practice, Legal Writing: The Biblical Bailment Law and Divine Justice.
I am Acquisitions Editor of Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East, and Jewish Studies at Gorgias Press. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently Visiting Research Fellow in Judaic Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College.
EducationPhD, Yeshiva University, Hebrew Bible
BA, University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Studies and English
Work Shared in CORE
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesOf Loss and Lambs: A New Understanding of Genesis 31:39, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17-20, 2018
Marrying (Off) and Marginalization: Hagar and Ishmael in Light of Cuneiform Law, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17-20, 2018
MembershipsSociety of Biblical Literature
Association for Jewish Studies
Columbia Hebrew Bible Seminar
Jewish Law Association
The American Schools of Oriental Research