I am a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible who focuses on the history of the ancient Levant. I am interested in ancient Israel's early identity and association with its Neo-Hittite, Aramean, and Canaanite neighbors prior to Neo-Assyria's repossession of Syro-Anatolian territories. My research seeks to compare the Hebrew Bible's early sources with Western Semitic epigraphy, Neo-Assyrian annals, and occasionally overlooked Neo-Hittite material culture along with its corresponding Anatolian monuments.
The goal of my research is to understand ancient Israel's diverse fluctuations in territorial boundaries, models of governance, cultural traditions, and social identities from its conglomerated infancy up to its peak centralization in Jerusalem.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a BA in History and went on to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where I received my MA in Bible.
Hebrew Bible, History of Ancient Israel, Iron Age Levant