In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe discusses the present ups and downs of studying biblical archaeology and the humanities, with author and Yeshiva University Chair of the Robert M. Beren Department of Jewish Studies, Shalom Holtz.
Short Bio from Shalom’s Yeshiva Faculty Page
Shalom E. Holtz is an Assyriologist and biblical scholar interested in Mesopotamian literature and law and their relationships to biblical and post-biblical writings. He is the author of Neo-Babylonian Court Procedure (Cuneiform Monographs 38; Leiden: Brill, 2009), and of Neo-BabylonianTrial Records, forthcoming as part of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Writings from the Ancient World series. Based on his research on cuneiform law, he has also written several comparative studies of courtroom terminology and imagery in the Hebrew Bible in light of Akkadian legal documents. He is currently researching courtroom terminology and imagery in Hebrew prayer.
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