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Jacob L. Wright

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Candler School of Theology
Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

1531 Dickey Drive
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404.727.4157

Fax: 404.727.2494

Email jlwrigh@emory.edu

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Professor Wright taught for several years at the University of Heidelberg before coming to Emory’s Candler School of Theology. He offers in the School of Theology, College, and the Graduate Division of Religion courses on biblical interpretation, the history and archaeology of ancient Israel, and Northwest Semitic languages. He is the author of Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers, which won a Sir John Templeton Award (the largest prize for first books in religion).  In addition to responsibilities in the excavations at Ramat Rachel (located outside Jerusalem), he is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press that examines the relationship between war, memory and national identity in ancient Israelite society. Professor Wright is a member of Emory’s Faculty of Distinction.

 

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