Susan Niditch
Amherst College

Prof. Susan Niditch is Samuel Green Professor of Religion at Amherst College.  She hold’s a Ph.D. from Harvard University’s department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and her research deals with the cultures of ancient and early Judaism. Her particular interests include the study of ancient Israelite literature from the perspectives of folklore and oral studies; biblical ethics with special attention to war, gender, and the body; the reception history of the Bible; and the rich symbolic media of biblical ritual texts. Her most recent book is The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods (Yale 2015)She is currently working on a new commentary on the Book of Jonah for the Hermeneia Series.

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September 20, 2019

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