Nili Sacher Fox is Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. She holds a Ph.D. in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fox teaches Bible, Archaeology, Ancient History and Languages, and co-directs the Graduate Summer-in-Israel Program. She is totally devoted to mentoring the students at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, and at any one time advises 8-12 Ph.D. dissertations.
Dr. Fox has written on various topics relating to the history and culture of ancient Israel and surrounding peoples, including: In the Service of the King: Officialdom in Ancient Israel and Judah; "Concepts of God in Israel and the Question of Monotheism"; “Gender Transformation and Transgression: Contextualizing the Prohibition of Cross-Dressing in Deut 22:5”; and “Sanctification of Dress: Tassels on Garments”. Currently she is preparing a monograph entitled: On the Ancient Catwalk: Dress and Identity in the Biblical World.
In the Service of the King: Officialdom in Ancient Israel and Judah (Cincinnati: HUC Press, 2000).
"Concepts of God in Israel and the Question of Monotheism," in G. Beckman and T. Lewis eds., Text, Artifact, and Image: Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion (Providence: Brown Judaic Series 346, 2006), 326-345.
“Sh’lach L’cha” and “Balak”; Central Commentaries in T. Eskenazi ed., The Torah: A Women’s Commentary (New York: URJ Press, 2008), 869-885; 937-953.
“Gender Transformation and Transgression: Contextualizing the Prohibition of Cross-Dressing in Deut 22:5,” in N. Fox, D. Gilad-Glatt and M. Williams eds., Mishneh Todah: Studies in Deuteronomy and Its Cultural Environment in Honor of Jeffrey H. Tigay (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2009), 49-71.
“Marked for Servitude: Mesopotamia and the Bible” in Grant Frame et. al. eds., A Common Cultural Heritage: Studies on Mesopotamia and the Biblical World in Honor of Barry L. Eichler (University Park, Maryland: CDL Press, 2011), 267-278.
“Biblical Sanctification of Dress – Tassels on Garments” in Maxine L. Grossman ed., Built by Wisdom, Established by Understanding: Essays on Biblical and Near Eastern Literature in Honor of Adele Berlin (Bethesda, Maryland: University of Maryland Press, 2013), 91-109.