Jacob L. Wright

Dr. Jacob L. Wright

Address1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

DrTheol, Georg-August-Universität,

Professor Wright taught for several years at the University of Heidelberg before coming to Candler, where he offers courses on biblical interpretation, the history and archaeology of ancient Israel, and Northwest Semitic languages. He is the author of a number of articles on Ezra-Nehemiah as well as Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers which won a 2008 Templeton prize (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 articles and a book that examine the role war and the military played in ancient Israelite society.

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