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  • David M. Valeta

    David M. Valeta Instructor,  University of Colorado

    David M. Valeta is instructor in religious studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Among his publications are "Crossing Boundaries: Feminist Perspectives on the Stories of Daniel and Susanna" (2013), “Daniel: Piety, Politics and Perseverance” (2010), and Lions and Ovens and Visions, O My! A Satirical Analysis of Daniel 1-6 (2008).

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    John Van Maaren Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow ,  Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

    John Van Maaren is an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. He wrote his dissertation, “The Gospel of Mark within Judaism: Reading the Second Gospel in Its Ethnic Landscape,” in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. He was previously the Assistant Director of Academic Support, Grants and Fellowships, at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (2019-2021).

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    Cornelis Van Dam Professor of Old Testament Emeritus,  Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary

    Cornelis Van Dam is Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary where he taught from 1981-2011. A Festschrift, Living Waters from Ancient Springs (Pickwick, 2011) was offered on his retirement. It includes a bibliography of his writings up to 2011. He is also the author of The Deacon: Biblical Roots and the Ministry of Mercy Today (Reformation Heritage Books, 2016) and Hope and Comfort in the Book of Job (Premier, 2017).

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  • Marc Van De Mieroop

    Marc Van De Mieroop Professor,  Columbia University

    Marc Van De Mieroop is professor of history at Columbia University. He has also taught at the University of Oxford and at Yale. He is the author of more than 80 articles and reviews and has published 16 books on various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history, including a biography of Hammurabi.

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