Contributors

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  • Judith H. Newman

    Judith H. Newman Associate Professor,  University of Toronto

    Judith H. Newman is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and early Judaism at Emmanuel College and in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the ritual performance of texts, formation of scripture, and early biblical interpretation. She is the author of Praying by the Book: The Scripturalization of Prayer in Second Temple Judaism (Scholars Press, 1999) and Early Jewish Prayers in Greek, co-authored with Pieter van der Horst (de Gruyter, 2008).

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  • Carol Newsom

    Carol Newsom Professor,  Emory University

    Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Emory University, is the author of a commentary on Job in the New Interpreter’s Bible and of a book on Job, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford University Press, 2003). She also wrote the entry for Job in the Women’s Bible Commentary (Westminster John Knox, 2012).

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  • Newton-Richard

    Richard Newton Assistant Professor of Religious Studies ,  University of Alabama

    Richard Newton is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He is the founding curator of the social media professional development network, Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations in Religion and Teaching. Newton is also the author of Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures (Equinox 2020).

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  • Susan Niditch

    Susan Niditch Professor,  Amherst College

    Susan Niditch has taught at Amherst since 1978 where she is the Samuel Green Professor of Religion. Her research interests include the study of ancient Israelite literature from the perspectives of folklore and oral studies; biblical ethics with special interests in war, gender, and the body; the reception history of the Bible; and study of the rich symbolic media of biblical ritual texts. Recent publications include: Judges: A Commentary and ‘My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man’: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel. Her new project deals with personal religion and self-representation in late biblical literature.

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