Laura Quick joined the faculty in 2017. Her field is Hebrew Bible, with an emphasis on the production, consumption and transformation of sacred texts by religious communities in the ancient world. She is the author of Deuteronomy 28 and the Aramaic Curse Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2017), which was supported by a grant from the Clarendon Fund. She is currently working on projects looking at scribal culture in ancient Israel and Judah, and at the clothed and adorned body as an agent in the communication of social and sexual identities.
Courses – Fall 2017
JDS 302/ REL 302/ NES 302
Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
11:00 am – 12:20 pm M W
JDS 230/ REL 230
Who Wrote the Bible
11:00 am – 12:20 pm T Th
- “Decorated Women: A Sociological Approach to the Function of Cosmetics in the Books of Esther and Ruth,” Biblical Interpretation. In press.
- “Hêlēl ben–Šahar and the Chthonic Sun: A New Suggestion for the Mythological Background of Isa. 14:12–15,” Vetus Testamentum 67:4 (2017): in press.
- “Manuscripts and their (Proof-)Texts: Paradigms for Purity and Holiness in the Community Rule and the Damascus Document,” Biblische Notizen 175 (2017): in press.
- “Deuteronomy, Book of,” in T&T Clark Encyclopaedia of Second Temple Judaism. 2 Volumes, ed. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. London: T&T Clark. In press.
- Deuteronomy 28 and the Aramaic Curse Tradition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- “Laying Og to Rest: Deuteronomy 3 and the Making of a Myth,” Biblica 98:2 (2017): 161–172.
- “Lamech: Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism,” pp. 674–675 in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 15: Kalam – Lectio Divinia, ed. Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Chr. Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish and Eric Ziolkowski. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.
- “‘To Hear and to Accept:’ A Word–Pair in the Tell Fakhariyah Bilingual Inscription,” Journal of Semitic Studies 62:2 (2016): 413–429.
- “Recent Research on Ancient Israelite Education: A Bibliographic Essay,” Currents in Biblical Research 13:1 (2014): 9–33.
- “Lamech’s Change of Mind: The Hellenistic Philosophy Behind the Use of šn’ in the Genesis Apocryphon and the Book of Daniel,” Aramaic Studies 11:1 (2013): 53–66.
- “‘How Many Toroth Have You?’ Mapping the Relationship between Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Medieval Judaism through the Reception History of Psalm 19,” Marginalia: The Journal of the Medieval Reading Group at Cambridge 15:1 (2012): 20–29.