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Boyd, Samuel L Assistant Professor


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  • Sam Boyd researches the Bible through various critical methods and in light of wider historical contexts to understand both the production of these documents as well as their history of interpretation. His particular areas of research include the development of the Pentateuch, legal hermeneutics in the ancient Near East, language ideology in the ancient world, and ritual theory applied to biblical texts. He also has interests in archaeology, Semitic philology and linguistics, and Late Antiquity (Rabbinic biblical interpretation, Ethiopic Christianity, and the advent of Islam).


  • bible, hebrew bible, old testament, new testament, early judaism, early christianity, ancient near east, archaeology, semitic linguistics, philology, eastern syriac christianity, ethiopic christianity


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