Kurtis Peters

Research Interests

 

  • Ancient Hebrew Language
  • Religions of ancient Israel and Judah
  • Daily Life in the ancient Near East
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as part of the ancient Near East

Projects

Relationship among the gods in early Yahwistic Israel

A narrative reading of Jonadab’s role in the rape of Tamar in 2 Samuel 13

 

 

 

2014 – PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh

Publications

What’s Cooking in Biblical Hebrew?: A Study in the Lexical Semantics of Daily Life. Boston: Brill, 2016.

“Jonah 1 and the Battle with the Sea: Myth and Irony.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 2018. 32.2. 1-9.

Entries in the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database – Cooking Verbs

Winter 2021

HEBR201 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I Sections

Biblical Hebrew. Devised to enrich vocabulary and grammar and enhance fluency in reading and interpreting a range of biblical texts.

Winter 2021

HEBR202 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II Sections

Biblical Hebrew. Devised to further enrich vocabulary and grammar and to enhance fluency in reading and interpreting a range of biblical texts.

Winter 2021

RELG101 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Religious Traditions Sections

An overview of the foundational texts, histories, and contemporary expressions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Key concepts and approaches used in the study of religion.

Winter 2021

RELG307 Sex, Lies, and Violence in the Hebrew Bible Sections

An exploration of the Bible's "dark side," with emphasis on texts that center on sex, deceit, and murder.

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