Carol L Meyers
- 227 Gray Building
- Campus Box 90964
- Phone: (919) 660-3514, (919) 660-3510
- Fax: (919) 660-3530
CAROL MEYERS (at Duke since 1977) was educated at Wellesley and at Brandeis, where she received her Ph.D. (1975) in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She holds the Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion and is an affilated faculty member of Duke's Women's Studies Program. A specialist in biblical studies and archaeology, she is a prominent scholar in the study of women in the biblical world. She has authored or co-authored eleven books and has edited or co-edited five others. In collaboration with Dr. Eric Meyers, she has written Haggai-Zechariah 1-8 and Zechariah 9-14 for Doubleday's Anchor Bible series. Also with E. Meyers, she has published three major archaeological reports and is working on several more. Her book Discovering Eve is a landmark study of women in ancient Israel; and her reference book, Women in Scripture, is the most comprehensive study ever made of women in Jewish and Christian scriptures. Active in several scholarly organizations, she is a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research and of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Reseach. She also serves on the board of directors of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundaton and is president-elect of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Archaeology of the Biblical World; Social History of Ancient Israel; Gender In Ancient Near East