«Robert R. Duke offers an excellent new critical edition of the ‘Visions of Amram.’ His bold new theses concerning the importance of the figure of Moses, patriarchal burials, chronology, and angelology argue for the disenfranchised priestly group that produced the ‘Visions of Amram.’ This work shines new light on the shadowy subject of pre-Hasmonean Judaism and is a welcome contribution to the field.» (William M. Schniedewind, Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, UCLA)
About the Author
Robert R. Duke, received his PhD in Near Eastern languages and cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Religion and Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University. During the 2000-2001 academic year, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship made it possible for him to study at Hebrew University, and in 2005 he was a Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research. His research interests include Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is also interested in ways to incorporate community-engaged pedagogical practices in the field of biblical studies.