Brian R. Doak is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Department Chair of the College of Christian Studies, Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program, and Director of the Summer Online Program at George Fox University, just outside of Portland, Oregon. He is the recipient of the Aviram Prize for archaeological research (2012) as well as the George Fox University Undergraduate Researcher of the Year (2014). He is the author of three books—Phoenician Aniconism in its Mediterranean and Ancient Near Eastern Contexts (SBL Press, 2015); Consider Leviathan: Narratives of Nature and the Self in Job (Fortress, 2014); The Last of the Rephaim: Conquest and Cataclysm in the Heroic Ages of Ancient Israel (Ilex Foundation/Harvard University Press, 2012)—as well as two forthcoming books, both under contract with Oxford University Press: Heroic Bodies in Ancient Israel (2018) and Ancient Israel’s Neighbors (2019). He is also the co-editor (with Carolina López-Ruiz) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean (Oxford University Press, 2019).

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Ph.D. Harvard University (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)


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