Mark Smith Seminar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Herbert Morris Seminar Room 306

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.

Please register at least 2 days prior to the event by calling (310)267-5327 or emailing


Center for Jewish Studies
(310) 267-5327

Additional Information

Mark S. Smith has held the Skirball Chair of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University since 2000. Prior to 2000, he taught at Yale University and Saint Joseph’s University. In 2004 Professor Smith was the Catholic Biblical Association visiting professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He has served twice as Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in 1997 and in 2011. He was honored as President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America in 2010-2011, and in 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research. 

He is also a two-time winner of New York University’s Golden Dozen Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the recipient of the Frank Moore Cross award for publication awarded by the American Schools of Oriental Research.

Professor Smith’s publications and research range from the Late Bronze Age literature and religion of Ugarit, to the Hebrew Bible and Israelite religion. His work has focussed in particular on God and other gods and goddesses. He has authored over 100 essays and articles, including first editions of four minor manuscripts from Cave Four of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has authored thirteen books and co-authored four others.

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