Dr. Shalom Holtz
Shalom E. Holtz is an Assyriologist and biblical scholar interested in Mesopotamian literature and law and their relationships to biblical and post-biblical writings. His most recent book is Neo-BabylonianTrial Records (Society of Biblical Literature Writings from the Ancient World 35; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). Based on his research on cuneiform law, he has also written several comparative studies of courtroom terminology and imagery in the Hebrew Bible in light of Akkadian legal documents. The goal of his current research, supported by a grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, is a monograph-length investigation of connections between prayer and the courtroom in the biblical world.