Sam Meier


Professor Meier regularly teaches Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation, Mythologies of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, History of the Hebrew Language, and related courses. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of History, where he teaches both the History of Ancient Israel and History of the Second Commonwealth. He has been the Edwards Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion and guest at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio (Italy). Professor Meier has received the Ohio State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. He is author of The Messenger in the Ancient Semitic World (1988), Speaking of Speaking: Marking Direct Discourse in Biblical Hebrew (1992), and Themes and Transformations in Old Testament Prophecy (2009). He is presently engaged in research in the Deuteronomistic History and prophecy in ancient Israel.

Areas of Expertise
  • Ancient Israelite History
  • Bible
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

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