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


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


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