Carol L Meyers
  • Carol L Meyers

  • and Mary Grace Wilson Professor
  • Religion
  • 227 Gray Building
  • Campus Box 90964
  • Phone: (919) 660-3514, (919) 660-3510
  • Fax: (919) 660-3530
  • Overview

    CAROL MEYERS (at Duke since 1977) was educated at Wellesley and at Brandeis, where she received her Ph.D. (1975) in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She holds the Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion and is an affilated faculty member of Duke's Women's Studies Program. A specialist in biblical studies and archaeology, she is a prominent scholar in the study of women in the biblical world. She has authored or co-authored eleven books and has edited or co-edited five others. In collaboration with Dr. Eric Meyers, she has written Haggai-Zechariah 1-8 and Zechariah 9-14 for Doubleday's Anchor Bible series. Also with E. Meyers, she has published three major archaeological reports and is working on several more. Her book Discovering Eve is a landmark study of women in ancient Israel; and her reference book, Women in Scripture, is the most comprehensive study ever made of women in Jewish and Christian scriptures. Active in several scholarly organizations, she is a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research and of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Reseach. She also serves on the board of directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundaton and is president-elect of the Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Specialties

    • Hebrew Bible
    • Judaism
  • Research Summary

    Archaeology of the Biblical World; Social History of Ancient Israel; Gender In Ancient Near East
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Near Eastern and Judaic Studies,
      • Brandeis University,
      • 1975
      • MA,
      • Brandeis University,
      • 1967
      • BA,
      • Wellesley College,
      • 1964
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion,
      • Duke University,
      • 2002–
      • Education Endowment Award,
      • Women’s Institute for Continuing Jewish Education,
      • 0 2001
      • Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award,
      • 0 1999
      • International Corresponding Fellow,
      • Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies, Bar Ilan University (Israel),
      • 1998–
  • Selected Publications

      • Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs.
      • Meiron Excavation Project,
      • Winona Lake, IN:
      • Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research,
      • 2009.
      • (with Eric Meyers).
      • Exodus.
      • New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series.,
      • Cambridge University Press,
      • 2005.
      • Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women.
      • Facets,
      • Fortress Press,
      • 2005.
      • "Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament."
      • Ed. C.L. Meyers, general ed., with Toni Craven and Ross S. Kraemer, associate eds..
      • Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co.,
      • 2000.
      • (paperback edition: Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001)
      • "Archäologie als Fenster zum Leben von Frauen in Alt-Israel."
      • Bibel—Alten Testament: Tora.
      • Ed. Irmtraud Fischer, Mercedes Navarro Puerto, and Andrea Taschl-Erber.
      • Bibel und die Frauen: Eine exegtisch-kulturgeschichtliche Enzyklopädie,
      • Stuttgart:
      • Kohlhammer,
      • 2009.
      • 63-109.
      • (German translation of: "Archaeolgoy as a Window to the Lives of Israelite Women." Volume 1.1 of 22 volumes, to be published in 4 languages.)
      • "In the Household and Beyond: The Social World of Israelite Women."
      • Nordic Journal of Theology
      • 63
      • Studia Theologica,
      • (2009)
      • :
      • 19-41.
      • "The Persian Period at Sepphoris."
      • Ed. Amnon Ben-Tor, Israel Eph’al, Seymour Gitin, and Ronny Reich.
      • (Ephraim Stern festschrift volume);,
      • Eretz Israel 29
      • Jerusalem:
      • Israel Exploration Society in cooperation with the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.,
      • 2009.
      • 136*-143*.
      • (with Eric Meyers)
      • "Women in the OT."
      • New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible..
      • Ed. Katherine Doob Sakenfeld et al.
      • Volume 5,
      • Nashville, TN:
      • Abingdon Press,
      • 2009.
      • pp.879-882.
      • "Grinding to a Halt: Gender and the Changing Technology of Flour Production in Roman Galilee."
      • Engendering Social Dynamics: the Archaeology of Maintenance Activities.
      • Ed. Sandra Montón-Subías and Margarita Sánchez-Romero.
      • Oxford:BAR International Series 1862.:
      • Archaeo Press,
      • 2008.
      • 65-74.
      • "Terracottas without Texts: Judean Pillar Figurines in Anthropological Perspective."
      • To Break Every Yoke: Essays in Honor of Marvin L. Chaney.
      • Ed. Robert B. Coote and Norman K. Gottwald.
      • Sheffield Academic Press:
      • Sheffield Phoenix Press,
      • 2008.
      • 115-130.
      • ((Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 3.)
      • "Engendering Ezekiel."
      • Near Eastern Birkat Shalom Studies in the Bible, Ancient, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M.Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday.
      • Ed. ChaimCohen, Avigdor Hurowitz, Avi Hurvitz, Yochanan Muffs, Baruch J. Schwartz, and Jeffrey Tigay.
      • 1
      • Winona Lake, Indiana:
      • Eisenbrauns,
      • 2008.
      • 281-297.
      • "Seven-Spout Oil Lamps in Ancient Palestine."
      • Die Zahl Sieben imAlten Orient: Studien zur Zahlensymbolik in der Bibel und ihreraltorientalischen Umwelt (The Number Seven in the Ancient Near East: Studies on the Numerical Symbolism in Hebrew Bible and Its Ancient Near Eastern Environment.
      • Ed. Gotthard G. G. Reinhold.
      • Frankfurt am Maim:
      • Peter Lang,
      • 2008.
      • "Framing Aaron: Incense Altar and Lamp Oil in the Tabernacle Texts."
      • Sacred History, Sacred Literature: Essays on Ancient Israel, the Bible, andReligion in Honor of R. E. Friedman on His Sixtieth Birthday.
      • Ed. Shawna Dolansky.
      • Winona Lake, Indiana:
      • Eisenbrauns,
      • 2008.
      • 13-21.
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  • PhD Students

    • Stephen Wilson
      • 2007-present
    • Wilda C. Gafney
      • 2006
      • Status: Graduated
      • Thesis: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel with some Ancient Near Eastern Comparisons
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