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Adriane Leveen

Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Union College

Adriane Leveen is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Her new book, Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors: Strangers at the Gate (2017) is published by Routledge Press.

Subjects: Literature, Religion

Biography

Adriane Leveen is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  After receiving a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Robert Alter, Leveen taught on the Los Angeles campus of HUC-JIR, Stanford University and the New York campus of HUC. Her new book, Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors: Strangers at the Gate (2017) is published by Routledge Press. Leveen’s book Memory and Tradition in the Book of Numbers was published by Cambridge University Press (2008). She has published in a number of scholarly journals including Prooftexts, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and the Harvard Theological Review.  Her passions include teaching Biblical Prophets and the Book of Job. As a volunteer she is a founding member of Jewish Climate Action Network-NYC. Dr. Leveen is married to Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.  Her new book will be on the popular reception of the book of Job.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Literary studies of Hebrew Bible
    Interests in Narratology, poetics

Books

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Articles

Torah.com

Violating the Holiness of the Camp: The Story of the Blasphemer


Published: Apr 21, 2017 by Torah.com
Authors: Adriane Leveen

A literary reading of the violent stoning of the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father in the context of Leviticus

Oxford  University Press

Becoming Israel in the Wilderness of Numbers


Published: Jun 29, 2016 by Oxford University Press
Authors: Adriane Leveen

An examination of the book of Numbers in its entirety with a special focus on the building of a collective identity of the People Israel

Mohr Siebeck

“Lo we perish”: A Reading of Numbers 17:27–20:29


Published: Jun 01, 2013 by Mohr Siebeck
Authors: Adriane Leveen

A section of Numbers focused on granting legitimacy to the Levites and especially the Cohanim. This essay is a chapter in Torah and the Book of Numbers, ed. by Christian Frevel, Thomas Pola and Aaron Schart.

Harvard Theological Review

Returning the Body to its place: Ezekiel's Tour of the Temple


Published: Nov 15, 2012 by Harvard Theological Review
Authors: Adriane Leveen

A literary reading of the meaning of Ezekiel's 'guided tour' of the Temple as a means of giving the exilic community purpose and focus.