Jeffrey Stackert


Dr. Jeffrey Stackert

E-mailstackert@uchicago.edu
Address1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone773-702-8200
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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School

M.T.S., Boston University School of Theology,
Ph.D., Brandeis University,

Jeffrey Stackert is a biblical scholar who situates the Hebrew Bible in the context of the larger ancient Near Eastern world in which it was composed. His first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Mohr Siebeck, 2007), addresses literary correspondences among the biblical legal corpora and especially the relationships between similar laws in Deuteronomy and pentateuchal Priestly literature. He also coedited the recent volume Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible (T&T Clark, 2008). His current research focuses upon the composition of the Torah and especially literary interactions with Israelite and non-Israelite sources in the book of Deuteronomy. One outgrowth of this research will be a new book tentatively titled After Revision: The Wake of Inner-biblical Exegesis in the Composition of the Torah. It will address the question of what biblical authors who employed and revised sources in their compositions meant for the afterlife of the sources they exploited.

Areas of Interest

Hebrew Bible;



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