Olyan, Saul M(itchell) 1959-

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OLYAN, Saul M(itchell) 1959-

PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Sidney D. (an educator) and Eve (Eisenberg) Olyan; companion of Frederik Schockaert (an educator). Education: York University, B.A., 1981; Harvard University, A.M., 1984, Ph.D., 1985. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University, Box 1826, Providence, RI 02912.

CAREER: Brown University, Providence, RI, professor of Judaic studies and religious studies.

MEMBER: Society of Biblical Literature (member of council, 1999—), American Historical Association.


Asherah and the Cult of Yahweh in Israel, Scholars Press (Athens, GA), 1988.

(Editor, with Gary A. Anderson) Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel, JSOT Press (Sheffield, England), 1991.

A Thousand Thousands Served Him: Exegesis and theNaming of Angels in Ancient Judaism, J. C. B. Mohr (Tübingen, Germany), 1993.

(Editor, with Martha C. Nussbaum) Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in American Religious Discourse, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Rites and Rank: Hierarchy in Biblical Representations of Cult, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2000.

(Editor, with Robert C. Culley) "A Wise and Discerning Mind": Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long, Brown Judaic Studies (Providence, RI), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: "That Our Eyes Might Run with Tears": Ritual and Social Dimensions of Biblical Mourning.

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