Dr. Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Dr. Jacob L. Wright

Professor Wright taught for several years at the University of Heidelberg before coming to Candler, where he offers courses on biblical interpretation, the history and archaeology of ancient Israel, and Northwest Semitic languages. He is the author of a number of articles on Ezra-Nehemiah as well as Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers, which won a 2008 Templeton prize, the largest prize for first books in religion. Dr. Wright delivered the prestigious 2010-11 lecture in Milieux biblique at the Collège de France in Paris, and was awarded a 2011-12 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Professor Wright is a member of Emory’s Faculty of Distinction.

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Dr. Jacob L. Wright
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.4157
Fax: 404.727.2494
Email: jlwrigh@emory.edu

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