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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School, Jeffrey Stackert studies the Hebrew Bible in the context of the wider ancient Near East. His first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (2007), addresses literary correspondences among the biblical legal corpora and especially the relationships between similar laws in Deuteronomy and pentateuchal Priestly literature. His current research focuses upon the composition of the Torah generally and, in particular, literary interactions with Israelite and non-Israelite sources in the book of Deuteronomy. His work in progress, (tentatively titled) After Revision: The Wake of Inner-biblical Exegesis in the Composition of the Torah, addresses the question of what biblical authors who employed and revised sources in their compositions meant for the afterlife of those sources once exploited. 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, Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Law in Deuteronomy, 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