Contributors

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  • Maria Metzler

    Maria Metzler Ph.D. candidate,  Harvard University

    Maria Metzler is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University and is writing her dissertation on the ark of the covenant. She is interested in the complex relationship between gods and objects in the ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible. She has previously explored the topic of divine and royal furniture in her article “King Og’s Iron Bed” (Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 2011). Metzler draws on many types of literature to illuminate biblical texts, from Babylonian incantations and ancient Greek tragedy to modern American poetry.

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  • Carol Meyers

    Carol Meyers Professor,  Duke University

    Carol Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion at Duke University. An archaeologist as well as a biblical scholar with a special interest in gender in the biblical world, she has served as a consultant for many media productions dealing with the Bible. Her hundreds of publications include commentaries on Exodus and on several biblical prophets; a reference work, Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament (Eerdmans, 2000); and Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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  • Eric M. Meyers

    Eric M. Meyers Professor,  Duke University

    Eric M. Meyers is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies and Archeology at Duke University. He is the former president of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and excavated in Israel for forty years. His early works focused on four village sites in Upper Galilee that had synagogues: Khirbet Shema’, Meiron, Gush Halav, and Nabratein. More recently he has excavated at the site of Sepphoris.

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  • Paul Middleton

    Paul Middleton Senior Lecturer,  University of Chester

    Paul Middleton is senior lecturer in biblical studies at the University of Chester, UK and is the author of Radical Martyrdom and Cosmic Conflict in Early Christianity (T&T Clark, 2006) and Martyrdom: A Guide for the Perplexed (T&T Clark, 2011), which examines themes of martyrdom and suicide in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.

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