Zev Farber

Zev Farber

Zev Farber is the editor of TheTorah.com, a website of Project TABS, and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Kogod Center. He holds a PhD from Emory University in Jewish Religious Cultures (Hebrew Bible focus) and an MA from Hebrew University in Jewish History (biblical period). He also holds rabbinic ordination (yoreh yoreh) and advanced ordination (yadin yadin) from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School. He is coeditor (with Jacob L. Wright) of Archaeology and History of Eighth-Century Judah (SBL Press, 2018) and the author of Images of Joshua in the Bible and Their Reception (de Gruyter, 2016).

Zev Farber
A view of Tell es-Sultan


Joshua was the protégé of Moses who led Israel into the promised land.

standard of Ur slave detail

Slavery in the Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible reflects attitudes toward slaves and enslavement in the ancient Near East.