heath dewrell update

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
320 Lenox House
Phone: 609.497.7738
Fax: 609.279.9435
Email: [email protected]


Heath D. Dewrell is assistant professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School and his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. His primary interests are the ancient Near Eastern context of the Old Testament, the history of Israelite religion, especially the diversity of religious practice and belief in ancient Israel, and Hebrew and other Semitic languages. He is currently revising his dissertation, “Child Sacrifice in Ancient Israel and Its Opponents,” for publication. He is an active member of the Episcopal Church.

Major Publications

“A Ugaritic Incantation against Gonorrhea: A Reexamination of KTU 1.169,” Ugarit-Forschungen (forthcoming)
“Human Beings as Ritual Objects: A Reexamination of Sefire I A, 35b–42,” Maarav 17.1 (2010)