S. David Sperling

Dr. S. David Sperling

Address3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Professor of Bible, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Ordained, JTS, 1967
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1973

Dr. Sperling is Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/New York. He was educated at Brooklyn College, Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He specializes in Bible, ancient Semitic languages and history of Israelite region.


  • Ordained, JTS (1967)
  • Ph.D., Columbia University (1973)

Lecture Titles

  • Is the Bible Historical?
  • Magic in the Bible
  • When did God become Jewish?
  • Is Rich Better? – A Biblical Perspective
  • Erotica Biblica

Recent Books

  • Students of the Covenant: A History of Jewish Biblical Scholarship in North America Scholars Press, Atlanta, 1992 (order on-line from amazon.com)
  • The Original Torah: The Political Intent of the Bible’s Writers New York University Press, 1998. (order on-line from amazon.com)

Areas of Interest

The Bible

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