Kristine Henriksen Garroway - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Ph.D.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Rabbinical Program, Los Angeles; Louchheim School of Judaic Studies, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Bible and Cognate Studies
Research Interests: 
Hebrew Bible; Ancient Near Eastern History; Archaeology; Child Centered Studies

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Kristine Henriksen Garroway was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible at the HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles in 2011. She received her doctorate in Hebrew Bible and Cognate Studies at the HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in 2009. She has spent time studying and researching in Israel and has participated in excavations at Ashkelon, Tel Dor, and Tel Dan.Garroway’s scholarship focuses on children using archaeology and texts of ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. She has published in various scholarly journals, and is a regular contributor to Garroway’s books include: Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household (Eisenbrauns 2014) and Growing Up in Ancient Israel: Children in Material Culture and Biblical Texts (Society of Biblical Literature 2018), and The Cult of the Child: the Death and Burial of Children in Ancient Israel (Oxford, forthcoming). She is the recipient of the Biblical Archaeological Society’s 2019 Publication Award for Best Book Relating to Hebrew Bible.


Selected Publications and Edited Works


2014 Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

2018 Growing Up in Ancient Israel: Children in Material Culture and Biblical Texts. Archaeology and Biblical Studies 23. Society of Biblical Literature.

2020 Children and Methods: Listening To and Learning From Children in the Biblical World. Edited by Kristine Garroway and John W. Martens. Brill Series in Jewish Studies. Brill.


2012 "Gendered or (Un)Gendered? The Perception of Children in the Ancient Near East," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 71.1: 95-114.

2013 “Was Bathsheba the Original Bridget Jones? A New Look at Bathsheba in Film and Biblical Scholarship,” Nashim, 24: 53-73.

2017 “Children and Religion in the Archaeological Record of Ancient Israel,” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 17: 116-39.

2018 “2 Kings 6:24-30: A Case of Unintentional Elimination Killing,” Journal of Biblical Literature 31.1: 51-68.

2018 “Children in the Ancient Near East,” Biblical Archaeology Review Nov/Dec 44.6: 39-44, 70-71.

2020 “Children in the Biblical World: The Next Generation of Childhood and Biblical Studies,” Religion Compass 26 May 2020.

2020 “"(Un)Dressing Children in the Lachish Reliefs: Questions of Gender, Status, and Ethnicity," Near Eastern Archaeology 83.1: 36–41.

Current and Future Courses
Introduction to Torah
1-2 Samuel
The Family in the Bible
Biblical Protagonists
Women in the Bible
Women in the ancient world
Digs and Disputes: the intersection of politics and religion in archaeology
Ancient Jewish magic
Public Lecture Topics
Children in the Bible/ The Child in Ancient Israel
Women in the Bible/ Girls Behaving Badly
Israel's Archaeology: Linking the Past to the Present
Mice, Tumors, or Hemorrhoids? What was in the Ark of the Covenant (I Samuel 4-7)
Bathsheba and Bridget Jones: Two Women on a Mission
Jewish Magic
The Queen of Heaven