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; Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles; DeLeT, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Bible and Cognate Studies
Research Interests: 
Hebrew Bible; Ancient Near Eastern History; Archaeology; Child Studies

Dr. Garroway was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible at the HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles in 2011. 

Her scholarly interests include the status of children in the ancient Near East, Deuteronomistic Histories, Former Prophets, feminist and gender studies, and archaeology. 

Before coming to Los Angeles, Dr. Garroway received her doctorate in Hebrew Bible and Cognate Studies at the HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in 2009. Prior to completing her degree she spent time studying and researching in Israel and has participated in excavations at Ashkelon, Tel Dor, and Tel Dan. 

She currently resides in Pasadena with her husband and three boys.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

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

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

Current and Future Courses
Introduction to Torah
Introduction to Nevi'im
The Books of Samuel
Women in the Bible
Israelite Religion
Jewish Magic in the Ancient World
Women in Ancient Literature
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