Theodore J. Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, is a Semitist, a biblicist, and a historian of religion specializing in the religions of ancient Israel and Syria. He has written Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit, co-authored a volume of ancient poetry and numerous articles. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his forthcoming Religion of Ancient Israel (Yale Anchor Bible). Lewis also serves as an academic trustee for the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.
ASOR/BAS Seminar on Biblical Archaeology, January 11 – 13, 2013