Meet Bible Odyssey Website contributors and find out more about their research and publications.

  • Samuel Thomas

    Samuel Thomas Associate Professor,  California Lutheran University

    Samuel Thomas is associate professor of religion at California Lutheran University. He teaches and writes about the Dead Sea Scrolls, Second Temple Judaism, the Hebrew Bible, and religion and ecology.

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  • Tilford-Nicole

    Nicole L. Tilford independent scholar,  

    Nicole L. Tilford is an independent scholar living in Atlanta, GA. She holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Emory University. She is the author of Sensing World, Sensing Wisdom: The Cognitive Foundation of Biblical Metaphors (SBL Press, 2017) and has published articles on sensory criticism of biblical metaphors and reception history of the Bible.

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  • Tillema-Aron

    Aron Tillema PhD student in Ancient Mediterranean Religions,  University of California, Davis

    Aron Tillema is a PhD student in Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of California, Davis. Broadly, his research interests include metacriticism of the Hebrew Bible, gender and sexuality, semiotics, and the role of humor in authoritative texts.

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  • Tinklenberg-Jessica

    Jessica Tinklenberg Program Director of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning ,  Claremont Colleges

    Jessica Tinklenberg is the Program Director of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning in Claremont, CA. Her PhD from Florida State University focused on constructions of masculinity among the writings of Hellenistic Jewish authors, and much of her subsequent writing has been about the intersection of biblical stories, gender, and popular culture.

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