MemberZachary Margulies

…PhD New York University; expected May 2021
Hebrew and Judaic Studies: Hebrew Bible
MPhil New York University; 2018
Hebrew and Judaic Studies
MA University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); 2013

I am a doctoral candidate at New York University, studying the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East under the advisement of Mark S. Smith. My dissertation is a study of the poetic laments over fallen warriors in the Homeric Epic tradition and the Hebrew Bible. Dissertation “David, Achilles, and the Women’s Laments: Lamentation over the Fallen Warrior in the Hebrew Bible and Homeric Epics” Interests Hebrew Bible, Biblical Poetry, Early/Archaic Greek Poetry, Oral Poetics, Eastern Mediterranean Cross-cultural Interaction, Levantine Archaeology

MemberCat Quine

“Jezebel.” Bible Odyssey (2020).

I am currently Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible at the University of Nottingham. My research centres around history, politics and rhetoric in the Hebrew Bible and I am especially interested in how the biblical authors’ perception of historical events has affected the composition of the biblical texts and the history portrayed therein.

MemberWill Kynes


The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible. Edited by Will Kynes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.

An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertext…

I am currently Associate Professor in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) at Samford University. My research on the Hebrew Bible focuses on the interconnections between two large themes, wisdom and suffering, and two literary features, intertextuality and genre.

MemberDavid Harris

I am a doctoral student in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago.  I am part of the joint Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East program between NELC and the Divinity School.  I study Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology and Comparative Semitic Linguistics.

MemberRonald Troxel

…reek and the Peshiṭta of Isaiah 21-39.

I have accepted editorship of Isaiah 1-39 in The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition, Scholars Press (formerly The Oxford Hebrew Bible). http://ohb.berkeley.ed…

Joel: Scope, Genres, and Meaning. Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Prophetic Literature: From Oracles to Books. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley Academic Pu…

From January, 1991 through May, 2016 I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I began as academic staff but eventually transitioned to tenured faculty, achieving the rank of Professor by retirement in May, 2016. I taught undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Biblical Hebrew, introductory courses in Hebrew Bible and Early Christian Literature, Prophets of the Bible, History-telling in the Bible, Jewish Literature of the Greco-Roman Period, The Gospels, and Pauline Christianity. In our graduate program in Hebrew Bible I taught year-long studies on the Hebrew books of the Pentateuch, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Job, Advanced Hebrew Grammar and Composition, Syriac Language and Literature, and graduate seminars on The Book of the Twelve, Philology and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and Jewish Hellenistic Literature. I continue to guide the work of dissertators and serve on dissertation defense committees. In the fall of 2017 I will join the Minister of Faith Formation at Wayzata Community Church, Rustin Comer (Ph.D. candidate in theology at Claremont Graduate University) in offering a full curriculum of biblical and theological courses in the church’s adult education program. From January, 2010 through May, 2014 I served as chair of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, overseeing the transfer of its program of modern Hebrew into the Jewish Studies Program and the merger of the program in Hebrew Bible with Classics to form a Department of Classical and Near Eastern studies.

MemberChristopher Jones

… at University,” in G. Brooke Lester with Christopher M. Jones and Jane S. Webster, Understanding Bible by Design, Seminarium Elements (Minneapolis: Fortress), 97-117.

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Researcher in Hebrew Bible and early Judaism. Teacher of all things critical religion. Philologist-at-large. Citizen.