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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Written by Dr. Shalom Holtz

About Dr. Shalom Holtz

Dr. Shalom Holtz is a Professor of Bible and Director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College. His most recent book is Neo-BabylonianTrial Records (Society of Biblical Literature Writings from the Ancient World 35; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). Based on his research on cuneiform law, he has also written several comparative studies of courtroom terminology and imagery in the Hebrew Bible in light of Akkadian legal documents. He is currently working on a book to be entitled Praying Legally, which examines connections between prayer and the courtroom in the biblical world.