Abigail Emerson

Abigail Emerson is a second-year Hebrew Bible/Old Testament PhD candidate in Duke’s Graduate Program in Religion. She earned a BA with distinction from Yale University in 2014 and an MA in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity from the University of Virginia in 2020. With backgrounds in art, environmentalism, and rabbinics, she comes to biblical studies with an eye for Hebrew Bibles as material and religious objects. Her research has included textiles, tablets, and scrolls in the Levant, commentary in the ancient world, and Jewish medieval Bible scholarship.

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