Athalya Brenner

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Athalya Brenner

Athalya Brenner-Idan (born 17 July 1943 in Haifa, Israel[1]) is a Dutch-Israeli bible scholar.


Brenner studied at Haifa University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before doing a PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of James Barr.[1] She taught for a time at Oranim Academic College.

Academic career

She is Professor Emerita of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Amsterdam and Professor in Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University.[2]

In 2007, Brenner was described as being at the forefront of feminist biblical studies. Alice Ogden Bellis states in her book I Am: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories, that Brenner is "erudite, witty, clever, feisty, and not at all religious."[3]

Brenner is president of the Society of Biblical Literature.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Prof. ATHALYA BRENNER". Tel Aviv University. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Athalya Brenner". Fortress Press. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. ^ Bellis, Alice Ogden (2007). "Review of I Am: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories". Journal of Religious Thought. 60: 195.
  4. ^ "Officers of the Society". Society of Biblical Literature. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
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