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

  • Sidnie White Crawford

    Sidnie White Crawford Professor,  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Sidnie White Crawford is Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A member of the international team that published the Cave 4 manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, she has written extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls, questions of canon and text, and the origins and identity of the Qumran community. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation and is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

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    Ellen White Editor,  

    Ellen White, PhD (Hebrew Bible, University of St. Michael’s College), formerly the senior editor at the Biblical Archaeology Society, has taught at five universities across the United States and Canada and has spent research leaves in Germany and Romania. Her publications include Yahweh’s Council (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) and Layer by Layer: A Primer on Biblical Archaeology (Anselm Academic, 2019). She has also been actively involved in digs at various sites in Israel.

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  • Wijnsma-Uzume

    Uzume Z. Wijnsma historian of ancient western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean world,  

    Uzume Z. Wijnsma is a historian of ancient western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean world. She holds a PhD in ancient Near Eastern history from Leiden University. Her specialty is the history of the Persian Empire, especially the history of Persian Egypt and Babylonia.

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  • Brook Wilensky-Lanford

    Brook Wilensky-Lanford Author,  

    Brook Wilensky-Lanford is the author of Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden (Grove Press, 2011). She received a B.A. in religious studies from Wesleyan University, an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University; and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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