Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer is an American biblical scholar and Jewish theologian. He is a Professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is a former director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. Sommer’s research encompasses areas of biblical theology, the history of Israelite religion, and modern Jewish thought. He is the author of A Prophet Reads Scripture: Allusion in Isaiah 40-66, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel, and Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition.
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