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

  • Margreet L. Steiner

    Margreet L. Steiner Archaeologist,  

    Margreet L. Steiner is an archaeologist living in Leiden, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Levant. She has published a large part of Kenyon’s excavations in Jerusalem. Her publications include Excavations in Jerusalem, 1961–1967, vol. 2 and vol. 3, (with H. J. Franken, Oxford University Press 1990) and The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant, with Ann  E. Killebrew. (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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  • Elsie R. Stern

    Elsie R. Stern Associate Professor,  Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

    Elsie R. Stern is associate professor of Bible at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Her current research focuses on the ways in which scriptural material was transmitted among Jews in antiquity.

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  • Ephraim Stern

    Ephraim Stern Emeritus Professor,  Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Ephraim Stern is emeritus professor of biblical archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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  • Sacha Stern

    Sacha Stern Professor,  University College London

    Sacha Stern is professor of Jewish Studies at University College London. He has widely researched the Jewish and other calendars and is currently directing several research projects on ancient and medieval calendars. His publications include Calendar and Community: a History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd cent. BCE–10th cent. CE (Oxford University Press, 2001), Time and Process in Ancient Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2003), and Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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