Steve Weitzman is the Irving M. Glazer is the Chairman of Jewish Studies and the director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program. His research and teaching encompass the Hebrew Bible and the religious and literary creativity it inspired in post-biblical Judaism. His publications include Song and Story in Biblical Narrative published in 1997, and Surviving Sacrilege: Cultural Persistence in Jewish Antiquity published in 2005. His other publications include "King David's Spin Doctors," Prooftexts 23 from 2003; "Myth, History and Mystery in the Copper Scroll," in The Idea of Biblical Interpretation from 2004; and "Plotting Antiochus' Persecution," Journal of Biblical Literature published in 2004. His research focuses on a study exploring God's opacity as represented in biblical and early Jewish literature; a co-written introduction to the history of Jewish civilization; and a co-edited collection of essays on self-formation in Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Antiquity in which he has an essay entitled "Self-Reform in Deuteronomy." He has also served as the director of the IU Tel-Beth Shemesh program, an overseas studies program that has sent IU students to help excavate an important iron age town on the border between ancient Judah and Philistia.
Irving M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies - 2003