Contributors to this volume come together to honor the lifetime of work of Saul M. Olyan, Samuel Ungerleider Jr. Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. Essays by his students, colleagues, and friends focus on and engage with his work on relationships in the Hebrew Bible, from the marking of status in relationships of inequality, to human family, friend, and sexual relationships, to relationships between divine beings. Contributors include Susan Ackerman, Klaus-Peter Adam, Rainer Albertz, Andrea Allgood, Debra Scoggins Ballentine, Bob Becking, John J. Collins, Stephen L. Cook, Ronald Hendel, T. M. Lemos, Nathaniel B. Levtow, Carol Meyers, Susan Niditch, Brian Rainey, Thomas Römer, Jordan D. Rosenblum, Rüdiger Schmitt, Jennifer Elizabeth Singletary, Kerry M. Sonia, Karen B. Stern, Stanley Stowers, Andrew Tobolowsky, Karel van der Toorn, Emma Wasserman, and Steven Weitzman.
T. M. Lemos is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts (2017).
Jordan D. Rosenblum is the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism and the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us about Rabbinic Literature (2020).
Karen B. Stern is Professor of History at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is the author of Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Late Antiquity (2018).
Debra Scoggins Ballentine is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition (2015).
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