Kristine Garroway, Ph.D.

Professor of Bible

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school/program: Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, Rabbinical School (US)
academic field: Bible and Cognate Studies
campus: Los Angeles

Kristine Henriksen Garroway is Professor of Bible at the HUC-JIR’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles where she joined the faculty 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.

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

Ancient Jewish Magic

The Queen of Heaven

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

 Ph.D., HUC-JIR, 2009