About Kristine Garroway

Kristine Garroway

Kristine Henriksen Garroway is Professor of Bible at the HUC-JIR’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles where she joined the faculty in 2011. She has spent time studying and researching in Israel and has participated in excavations at Ashkelon, Tel Dor, and Tel Dan. Garroway’s scholarship focuses on children using archaeology and texts of ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. She has published in various scholarly journals and is a regular contributor to thetorah.com. Garroway’s books include: Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household (Eisenbrauns 2014) and Growing Up in Ancient Israel: Children in Material Culture and Biblical Texts (Society of Biblical Literature 2018), and The Dying Child: the Death and Personhood of Children in Ancient Israel (Oxford, forthcoming). She is the recipient of the Biblical Archaeological Society’s 2019 Publication Award for Best Book Relating to Hebrew Bible.

Presenter at

Bible & Archaeology Fest XXVI, November 17 – 19, 2023
Growing Up in Ancient Israel

Join Dr. Kristine Garroway as she explores what it was like to grow up in Ancient Israel. Drawing from the biblical text and archaeological record, she will present different stages in the life of a child including the parents’ desire for children, issues surrounding barrenness and infertility, dangers in pregnancy and childbirth, naming children, feeding and transporting infants, and dressing and adorning children.