Daniel Fisher-Livne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Languages of the Near East

Contact Information

school/program: Pines School of Graduate Studies, Rabbinical School (US)
academic field: Bible and Cognate Studies
campus: Cincinnati
email: dfisher@huc.edu
phone: (513) 221-1875
extension: 3290

Daniel Fisher-Livne, Ph.D (UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Languages of the Near East at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Dr. Fisher-Livne’s teaching and research investigate the Hebrew Bible’s formation and early reception as memory work, illuminating ways in which the text has functioned as a powerful “cultural archive” and “platform” for cultural and religious life. He is currently working on three research projects in biblical studies. First, he is writing a cultural biography of the Ark of the Covenant—Lost Arks: Objects, Memory, and the Contestation of the Biblical Past. Second, he is the assistant general editor for CCAR’s A New Torah Translation and Commentary for the Twenty-First Century. Third, he is preparing the Judges volume for the Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition, a new international text-critical project from SBL Press.

Dr. Fisher-Livne is committed to public engagement in Jewish studies, work he undertakes through the new CCAR commentary and as co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Public Humanities Scholarship (Routledge, 2024). He is Research Affiliate at the National Humanities Alliance, where he previously directed Humanities for All—an initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation to build capacity for public engagement in humanities scholarship across U.S. higher education (https://humanitiesforall.org). He is also a member of the AAR Applied Religious Studies Committee and the Editorial Board of Bible Odyssey, SBL’s public-facing portal sharing the latest research on the people, places, and history of the Bible.

Where is the Ark of the Covenant—and Why Do People Keep Looking?

Stuff: Judaica and the Materials of Jewish Life

Reading the Bible with Track Changes

The Case for the Bible in Liberal Arts Education


Advanced Biblical Hebrew

Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

M.A. in Religion, Vanderbilt University

B.A. (Honors) in Religious Studies, McGill University