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About the Contributors Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Bible at the University of Maryland. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith is a senior staff member of The Renewed Excavation of Tel Dor, Israel and author of Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead. Esther Fuchs is Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and author of Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman. Frederick E. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He is the editor of Essential Papers on Israel and the Near East, author of When Brothers Dwell Together: The Preeminence of Younger Siblings in the Hebrew Bible, and author or editor of several other books on biblical studies and interfaith relations. Leonard Greenspoon is Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University and editor or author of fifteen books, most in the Studies in Jewish Civilization series. Peter Machinist is Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University and author, with Steven W. Cole, of Letters from Priests to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal. Gary A. Rendsburg holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of five books, including a general survey of the biblical world entitled The Bible and the Ancient Near East, co-authored with the late Cyrus H. Gordon. 219 Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of nine volumes in the field of Biblical Studies, such as Isaiah 1–39, The Twelve Prophets, Zephaniah, King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel, The Prophetic Literature, Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature, and Reading the Bible after the Shoah (forthcoming). Raymond Westbrook is Professor of Ancient Law at Johns Hopkins University and editor of A History of Ancient Near Eastern Law. David P. Wright is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East at Brandeis University and author of Ritual in Narrative and The Disposal of Impurity. Ziony Zevit is a Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature at the American Jewish University and author of The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches and The Anterior Construction in Classical Hebrew. 220 About the Contributors ...


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