Aaron Brody

Robert and Kathryn Riddell Associate Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Director of the Badè Museum

Academic Credentials: 
BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1988; MA, Harvard University, 1994; PhD, Harvard University, 1996.
“I guide students back to the world of the ancient Near East so that they can learn about biblical cultures and texts in their original contexts. In all of my courses I stress critical, interpretive thought and critical appropriation of the biblical text. I focus on the use of archaeological and iconographic data as windows on biblical societies.”

Dr. Brody’s primary research interests include archaeological interpretations of the society and economy of ancient Israel and its neighbors, archaeology and the study of religions, and deep-water archaeology. He has conducted fieldwork at Canaanite and Philistine sites on the Mediterranean coast of Israel and has participated in projects in the Negev and Akko Plain and with the Ohlone-Muwekma nation in Northern California. His writings include “From the Hills of Adonis through the Pillars of Hercules: Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Canaan and Phoenicia” in Near Eastern Archaeology (2002) and Each Man Cried Out to His God: The Specialized Religion of Canaanite and Phoenician Seafarers (1998).

Dr. Aaron Brody - Curriculum Vitae