Robin Gallaher Branch received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from the University of Texas in Austin in 2000. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2002–2003 academic year to the Faculty of Theology at North-West University. Her most recent book is Jereboam’s Wife: The Enduring Contributions of the Old Testament’s Least-Known Women (Hendrickson, 2009).
Bible & Archaeology Fest XXVI, November 17-19, 2023
Think of nicknames you may have been called or heard during your lifetime. The Bible likewise has appositives, endearments, and downright slurs peppering its pages.
From Turtledove to Warhorse, Beloved to Fool, Forsaken to Married, nicknames provide a consistent theme throughout scripture. Enlarged by historical insights and enlightened by archaeology finds, nicknames allow us to laugh and weep as we ponder biblical stories and characters.
Join Dr. Robin Gallaher Branch in a fast-paced romp from Genesis to Revelation using nicknames as a guide. She will show how this literary tool of epithets and soubriquets will sweetly deepen your understanding and enjoyment of the Bible, for after all, one of her nicknames is Sweets.