Leonard Greenspoon

Leonard Greenspoon

Leonard Greenspoon

Leonard Greenspoon is Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, where he is also professor of classical and Near Eastern studies and of theology. He is coeditor (with Sidnie White Crawford) of The Book of Esther in Modern Research (T&T Clark, 2003), for which he also wrote an article, “From Maidens and Chamberlains to Harems and Hot Tubs: Five Hundred Years of Esther in English.” In addition, Greenspoon is a columnist for Biblical Archaeology Review, for which he writes “The Bible in the News,” a humor column.

King James Bible

KJV and Isaiah 9:1

Why does the King James Version translate Isaiah 9:1 differently than other English translations?

William H. Johnson
Model of Jerusalem in the late Second Temple period (circa 66 CE)


Jerusalem, the most prominent city in the Bible, is the source of historical debates and the object of religious devotion.

Illuminated Esther Scroll from Italy