J. Edward Wright

Visiting Professor

J. Edward Wright is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Arizona and has served as the Director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies there since 2000. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and did additional graduate study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Harvard Divinity School. Professor Wright joins us at Dartmouth again this year, having taught as a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth many terms over the years of since 2006. His reputation as an inspiring teacher and dynamic lecturer draw many to his university courses and public lectures. In recognition of his teaching Prof. Wright received “The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Most Distinguished Teaching Award.” He also has won the University’s two highest teaching awards. Following a demanding review, the University’s faculty awarded Wright the “Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award.” The students have also honored Wright’s teaching by awarding him the “Five Star Teaching Award.” This award, which is given by the Honors College on behalf of the entire student body, is the highest teaching award given by the students of The University of Arizona. In the Spring 2017 term at Dartmouth, Professor Wright will be teaching Religion 19.20: Lost Books of the Bible, and Religion 57.06: History of Heaven. 

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Ph.D. Brandeis University