About Theodore Lewis

Theodore Lewis

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.

Presenter at

ASOR/BAS Seminar on Biblical Archaeology, January 11 – 13, 2013

  • How Did Ancient Israelites Depict God? Divine Iconography in the Hebrew Bible and Archaeology
  • The Rise of Monotheism—Israel’s Worship of El and Yahweh
  • Dragons in the Bible?: Mythopoeic versus Mythopoetic Traditions