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Shalom Holtz

Shalom
E.
Holtz

Associate 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.

sholtz@yu.edu
212-960-5400 x6864

Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#1514A

Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#Honors Lounge

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Fall 2018
Deuteronomy
BIB 2080

 

Spring 2018
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

 

Psalms
BIB 2700

 

The Book Of Amos
BIB 7720

 

Fall 2017
Deuteronomy
BIB 2080

 

Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977

 

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

 

The Book Of Amos
BIB 7720

 

Summer 2017
Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981

 

Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981H

 

Spring 2017
Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H

 

Honors Thesis: Preparation
HON 4980H

 

Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981H

 

Prayer in the Hebrew Bible
BIB 7719