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M.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago (2015)
Dr. Vayntrub’s areas of expertise include the Hebrew Bible, wisdom literature, biblical poetry and poetics, philology, and the history of biblical scholarship. She is especially interested in the Hebrew Bible’s genres and modes of discourse against the broader background of ancient Near Eastern literary production, and its reception in and impact on Western scholarship. Broadly, her work seeks to recover the values of ancient literary culture through the language of the texts and examines how these values were reshaped in their reception.
Dr. Vayntrub has three books in press or in progress. Her first, Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms, is forthcoming from Routledge in the Ancient Word series. The book examines the modern scholarly history of theorizing biblical poetry and draws out the unresolved tension between theories about the oral genesis of biblical poetry and evidence that points to the the genre’s written origins.
Her second book, Reframing Biblical Poetry, is under contract with Yale and expected to appear in 2019. A third book, titled Hebrew and Aramaic Writings about the Dead from Judah and Judea, is expected in 2020.