Gary A. Rendsburg

Gary A. Rendsburg

Gary A. Rendsburg (bio)

Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History

Ph.D., M.A. New York University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf)
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The literature of the Bible
  • The history of ancient Israel
  • The historical development of the Hebrew language
  • The relationship between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel

A BRIEF VIDEO ABOUT MY WORK

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to Ancient Judaism
  • Jewish Society and Culture I
  • Women in the Bible
  • Readings in Biblical Hebrew Prose
  • Readings in Biblical Hebrew Poetry
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls

PUBLICATIONS:

redaction-genesisBooks Authored

Books Edited

THE BOOK OF BEN SIRA

www.bensira.org – co-developed with Jacob Binstein, launched December 2013, presents the manuscript tradition of the book of Ben Sira, from Qumran, Masada, and the Cairo Geniza.

PUBLIC LECTURES

  • "Unlikely Heroes: Women as Israel," delivered at Brigham Young University, March 7, 2007
  • "Light from Egypt on the Exodus Story," delivered at Brigham Young University, March 8, 2007
  • "Dead Sea Scrolls at 60, Part One,"
    delivered at the Highland Park Conservative Temple (Highland Park, NJ), March 4, 2009
    (both audio download and pdf file of the images presented are available)
  • "Dead Sea Scrolls at 60, Part Two,"
    delivered at the Highland Park Conservative Temple (Highland Park, NJ), March 11, 2009
    (both audio download and pdf file of the handout are available)
  • "Moses the Magician," delivered at the conference "Out of Egypt: Israel's Exodus between Text and Memory, History and Imagination," University of California - San Diego, June 3, 2013 - Click on "Myth and Memory" -- see the third lecture there, with links for the video, handout and the images

ASOR PODCAST

http://asorblog.org/?p=7240

Friends of ASOR Podcast: Gary Rendsburg, “Best of Times, Worst of Times”

posted April 25, 2014

Listen to ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe, talk with Prof. Gary Rendsburg (Rutgers University), about the state of biblical archaeology and the study of the humanities.

LINKS TO ONLINE ARTICLES

JEWISH STUDIES ONLINE

Megiddo Gate
My online non-credit mini-course entitled “The Bible and History” is now available to the public, as the first offering from the Jewish Studies Online program, a joint venture of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Department of Jewish Studies. The program is made possible by a generous benefaction from Mr. Gene Hoffman of Short Hills, N.J.

I invite you to register for the course, which is free, by following this link. I hope that you find the course to be informative and enlightening, and I encourage you to participate with other course registrants via the discussion board that accompanies the program.

Genesis

THE GREAT COURSES

I have had the honor and privilege of producing two courses for The Great Courses program (formerly known as The Teaching Company), located in Chantilly, VA. The first course, "The Book of Genesis," was released in May 2006, while the second course, "The Dead Sea Scrolls," was released in March 2010.

Both courses consist of a series of 24 lectures, and are available in either video (DVD) or audio (CD or download) format.
The Great Courses: Book of Genesis
The Great Courses: Dead Sea Scrolls

co-authored with Scott B. Noegel (SBL Ancient Israel and Its Literature; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 / Leiden: Brill, 2009).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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