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Shalom Holtz


Professor of Bible; Director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
AB, Harvard University, 1999

Shalom E. Holtz is an Assyriologist and biblical scholar interested in Mesopotamian literature and law and their relationships to biblical and post-biblical writings. His most recent book is Neo-BabylonianTrial Records (Society of Biblical Literature Writings from the Ancient World 35; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). Based on his research on cuneiform law, he has also written several comparative studies of courtroom terminology and imagery in the Hebrew Bible in light of Akkadian legal documents. He is currently working on a book to be entitled Praying Legally, which examines connections between prayer and the courtroom in the biblical world. His research for this project is supported by grants from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and by the Chelst, Schreiber, and Zwas YC Book Fund.

Find Shalom Holtz’s publications on YAIR: Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository

212-960-5400 x6864

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BIB 2080


Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H


Honors Thesis Seminar I
HON 4978H


Honors Thesis Seminar II
HON 4979H


Honors Thesis: Preparation
HON 4980


Honors Thesis: Preparation
HON 4980H


Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981


Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981H


BIB 2700


The Book Of Amos
BIB 7720