Beth Alpert Nakhai
- Ph.D., The University of Arizona
- M.A., The University of Arizona
- M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
- B.A., Connecticut College
Archaeology of Western Asia; Women in antiquity; Women working in Near Eastern archaeology; Biblical studies and biblical Hebrew; Religion in Canaan and Israel; Israel in the Iron Age; Israelite ethnogenesis; Household religion
Publications (book author)
2001 Archaeology and the Religions of Canaan and Israel. Atlanta: American Schools of Oriental Research.
Publications (book editor)
2014 Co-editor. Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers, with S. Ackerman and C. Carter. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2014 Co-editor. Household Religion: Toward a Synthesis of Old Testament Studies, Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Cultural Studies; Proceedings of the International Conference at Westfälisches Wilhelms-Universität Münster, April 1st-3rd, 2009, with R. Albertz, R. Schmitt and S. Olyan. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2013 Area editor. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Editor in-chief D. Master. New York: Oxford University Press.
2008 The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2003 The Near East in the Southwest: Essays in Honor of William G. Dever. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 58. Atlanta: American Schools of Oriental Research.
2014 Plaque and Recumbent Figurines of the Late Bronze II. Pp. 327-56 in Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers, eds. S. Ackerman, C. Carter and B. Alpert Nakhai. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2014 The Household as Sacred Space. Pp. 53-71 in Household Religion: Toward a Synthesis of Old Testament Studies, Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Cultural Studies; Proceedings of the International Conference at Westfälisches Wilhelms- Universität Münster, April 1st-3rd, 2009, eds. R. Albertz, R. Schmitt, B. Alpert Nakhai and S. Olyan. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2014 Mother-and-Child Figurines in the Late Bronze – Persian Period Levant. Pp. 165- 98 in Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, eds. J. Spencer, R. Mullins and A. Brody. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2014 Divided Monarchy. Society of Biblical Literature’s “Bible Odyssey” (website).
2011 Varieties of Religious Expression in the Domestic Setting. Pp. 347-60 in Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond, eds. A. Yasur-Landau, J. R. Ebeling and L. B. Mazow. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 50. Leiden: Brill.
2008 Female Infanticide in Iron II Israel and Judah. Pp. 245-60 in Sacred History, Sacred Literature: Essays on Ancient Israel, the Bible and Religion in Honor of R. E. Friedman on His 60th Birthday, ed. S. Dolansky. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2008 Contextualizing Village Life in the Iron Age I. Pp. 121-37 in Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 BCE). Volume 1: The Archaeology, ed. L. L. Grabbe. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 491; European Seminar in Historical Methodology 7. London: Continuum.
2007 Gender and Archaeology in Israelite Religion. Compass Religion 1/5: 512-28.
2005 Daily Life in the Ancient Near East: New Thoughts on an Old Topic. Religious Studies Review: A Quarterly Review of Publications in the Field of Religion and Related Disciplines 31/3-4: 147-53.
2003 Israel on the Horizon: The Galilee in the Iron I. Pp. 131-51 in The Near East in the Southwest: Essays in Honor of William G. Dever, ed. B. Alpert Nakhai. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 58. Atlanta: ASOR.
1999 A Landscape Comes to Life: The Iron I Period. Near Eastern Archaeology 62/2: 62-92, 101-27, with E. Bloch-Smith.
1993 Tell el‑Wawiyat. Pp. 1500-1 in The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, vol. 4, ed. E. Stern. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, with J. P. Dessel and B. L. Wisthoff.
Publications (in press)
Ways of Believing: Religious Practice in Iron Age Israel. In Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East, ed. N. Laneri. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.
Blog posts (ASOR BLOG @ asorblog.org)
Symposium organizer and exhibition curator
Torah Restoration Project: Daylong Workshop with Rabbi Menachem Salazar on the Judaic Studies Torah Scroll. 2/4/14
Interview on KUAT-TV’s Arizona Illustrated (4/8/14) Link
Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona’s Cuneiform Collection. Archaeological exhibit on display in Special Collections Library, The University of Arizona. Fall semester 2009 Link
The Roots of Literacy in the Ancient Near East. Lecture series, held in conjunction with Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona’s Cuneiform Collection. Fall semester 2009