Monday, May 10, 2021

Essays: On Becoming a Jewish Bible Scholar

FOR SHAVUOT: On Becoming a Jewish Bible Scholar (
For Shavuot 5781, the 8th anniversary of, we invited scholars to answer the following questions:
  • What were the circumstances—familial, social, intellectual, religious—that influenced your choice to pursue biblical studies?
  • Has your involvement in the field affected the nature of your religious beliefs and behavior, and if so, how?
This is a developing series: New reflections will be added over time.
So far there are essays by Prof. Nili Wazana, Prof. Marvin A. Sweeney, Prof. Jon D. Levenson, Prof. Carl S. Ehrlich, Prof. Adele Berlin, Prof. Baruch J. Schwartz, Prof. Marc Zvi Brettler, and Prof. Yairah Amit.

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