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Jeffrey Stackert is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School. His work focuses on the interpretation of biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts in their historical context and their early reception. His first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation, addresses literary correspondences among the biblical legal corpora and especially the relationships between similar laws in Deuteronomy and pentateuchal Priestly literature. His new book,A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion, analyzes the relationship between law and prophecy in the pentateuchal sources and the role of the Documentary Hypothesis in understanding Israelite religion. He is currently working on a monograph on the biblical Priestly religious imagination. He is also coauthoring a commentary on the biblical book of Deuteronomy. Among the courses he offers are The Book of Amos, Critical Methods for the Study of the Hebrew Bible, The Documentary Hypothesis, Biblical Ritual, Cult, and Magic, Biblical Interpretation in the Qumran Scrolls, Biblical Notions of Covenant, and An Introduction to Hebrew Bible, which is part of the Judaic Civilization sequence.

Email: stackert@uchicago.edu
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Past Courses

JWSC 20004. Jewish Thought and Literature I: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009

BIBL 43800. Narrative in Deuteronomy. Autumn 2008

BIBL 34601. Prophecy in Ancient Israel. Winter 2009

BIBL 44201. Law in Deuteronomy. Winter 2009

BIBL 41000. Amos. Autumn 2009

BIBL 54700. Critical Methods in the Study of the Hebrew Bible. Winter 2010