Dr. Eva Mroczek, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism at Indiana University, Bloomington paid a virtual visit to students in my "King David in History and Tradition" class. Professor Mroczek is an expert on the changing images of King David in the Second Temple, early Christian and rabbinic periods.
Dr Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at Emory University, will be joining (via Skype) my Religion 344 class today to discuss his new book, "David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory." Students have been exploring the stories of Saul and David in First and Second Samuel. Dr Wright's recent work proposes a new theory for the formation of these foundational biblical narratives.