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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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  • Lorenzo Nigro

    Lorenzo Nigro Professor,  Rome University

    Lorenzo Nigro is professor of Near Eastern archaeology and coordinator of the Oriental Section of the Department of Sciences of Antiquities of Rome “La Sapienza” University. He is a field archaeologist in Levantine and Mediterranean archaeology and directs excavations in Sicily, Jordan, and ancient Jericho. He has published extensively on Levantine, Phoenician, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian archaeology and history of art. Currently, he coordinates a project on the use of drones, sensor nodes, and 3D simulators in archaeology.

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  • Nihan-Christophe

    Christophe Nihan associate professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Ancient Israel ,  University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Christophe Nihan is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Ancient Israel at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the author of From Priestly Torah to Pentateuch: The Composition of the Book of Leviticus (Mohr Siebeck, 2007), coauthor of Opening the Books of Moses (Equinox, 2012), and coeditor of several volumes, including Writing Laws in Antiquity (Harrassowitz, 2017).

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  • Stephen Nissenbaum

    Stephen Nissenbaum Professor,  University of Massachusetts at Amherst; University of Vermont

    Stephen Nissenbaum is professor of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and adjunct professor of history at the University of Vermont.  His books include The Battle for Christmas; Sex, Diet, and Debility in Jacksonian America, and Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (coauthored with Paul Boyer). Most recently, he has been writing and speaking about Handel’s oratorio Messiah.

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