Follow-up: Milestone Women in Biblical Studies
A short while back, I asked who you would include in a list of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament scholars who are women. In most cases, readers’ comments concerned the scholar’s landmark contributions to the field. In some cases, a choice was rooted more in the personal experience that a reader has had of a colleague, mentor, or teacher.
I began to annotate the list, but that not only got out of hand (=showed my ignorance), it also became all too controlling and editorial. So instead, I offer one link per figure: a faculty page or Wikipedia where possible, an Amazon or similar page where necessary: whatever is ready to hand that offers some starting information.
(Why do schools’ web sites hide their faculty pages so cleverly? Why do so many faculty lack a web page altogether, being relegated instead to cluttered, pointless, hyperlink-less lists? Why do so many academic sites bubble with enthusiasm for events that are “coming up” in 2006?)
Anyway: If you are aware of a better link for any of these folks, speak up in a comment and I’ll make additions.
- Anneli Aejmelaeus (faculty page)
- Yairah Amit (Amazon: scroll to About the Author)
- Adele Berlin (faculty page)
- Claudia Camp (jwa.org encyclopedia: author)
- Julie Duncan (faculty page)
- Diana Edelman (faculty page)
- J. Cheryl Exum (faculty page)
- Tikva Frymer-Kensky (Wikipedia)
- Kathleen Kenyon (Wikipedia)
- Marjo C.A. Korpel (Brill book: see paragraph about the authors)
- Kwok Pui Lan (faculty page)
- Christl M. Maier (faculty page)
- Cynthia L Miller (CV: *.pdf)
- Susan Niditch (faculty page)
- Carol L. Myers (Amazon) [Later: here’s the faculty page]
- Carol Newsom (faculty page)
- Kirsten Nielsen (faculty page)
- Kathleen O’Connor (faculty page)
- Margaret Odell (faculty page)
- Erica Reiner (Wikipedia)
- Martha Roth (faculty page)
- Katherine Sakenfeld (faculty page)
- Alison Salvesen (faculty page)
- Mary Shields (professional page; formerly of TLS Ohio; see also book)
- Yvonne Sherwood (faculty page)
- Renita Weems (blog and more! also Twitter!)
- Gale Yee (faculty page)
Thank you all for your input. Don’t be shy about adding others in the comments, and let me know if I can improve the list with better links.