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Dr. Jacob Wright

Professor of Hebrew Bible
Emory University
Participates in 1 Session
Dr. Jacob L. Wright teaches Hebrew Bible at Emory University. Prior to coming to Candler in 2007, Wright taught for several years at the University of Heidelberg, one of Europe’s oldest universities, renowned for biblical scholarship. Wright is the author of many essays, articles, and books. His first book, Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers (De Gruyter, 2004), won a 2008 Templeton prize, the largest prize for first books in religion. Wright published an enhanced e-book, King David and His Reign Revisited, with Apple iTunes (2013)--billed as the first publication of its kind in the humanities. His book, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014), won the coveted The Nancy Lapp Popular Book Award from American Schools of Oriental Research.

Sessions in which Dr. Jacob Wright participates

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:30 PM
2:30 PM

Loews Atlanta Hotel - Dunwoody


Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, HUC-JIR (Participant)

Dr. Jacob Wright, Emory University (Participant)

As heroes or helpmates, prophets or sages, victims or warriors, women make striking appearances in the Bible. This session will examine these femal...