Welcome! This website is intended to be a place where I can share my research, receive feedback, and engage in discussion with others on issues relating to the origin and development of the Hebrew Bible and the religion of ancient Israel-Judah. You can click on Posts to find introductions to the various papers I have put up on the site or go directly to the categories in the menu located above.

As indicated by the title “Religion and Literature of Ancient Palestine,” I approach the interpretation of the literary heritage and religion of Israel-Judah as an integral part of its larger cultural matrix.

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  1. Brian Goedken says:

    Hello Ryan,
    I read your paper “The Identity of the Standing Figures on Pithos A from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud: A Reassessment.” I found your commentary to be one of the most comprehensive, insightful, and contemporary writings on the subject matter. I am finalizing authorship of a book in a few months and would like to ask your permission to reprint a handful of quoted material. Please contact me as soon as you are able so that I may outline my request in greater detail.
    (Date: 30 December 2015).


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