The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
Publisher Yale University Press
Susan Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion, has taught at Amherst College since 1978. Educated at Harvard University, her graduate work was in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and her research deals with the cultures of ancient and early Judaism. Her research and teaching interests include the study of ancient Israelite literature from the perspectives of the comparative and interdisciplinary fields of folklore and oral studies; biblical ethics with special interests in war, gender, and the body; the reception history of the Bible; and study of the rich symbolic media of biblical ritual texts. Professor Niditch has received four NEH followships and serves on a number of editorial boards. She is active in the Society of Biblical Literature, having served in a number of positions, and is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Folklore Society. Her recent publications include Judges: A Commentary and “My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man”: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel. She is the editor of the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel.