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 the society, religion, and economy of ancient Canaan, Phoenicia, and Israel; archaeology of religions; “race,” ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in archaeology and the biblical world; and maritime/underwater archaeology. He has conducted fieldwork at Bronze and Iron Age sites on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, and has participated in projects in the Negev, Akko Plain, and with the Ohlone-Muwekma nation in Northern California. Recent publications include “Phoenician Imports to Tell en-Nasbeh: Indicators for Interregional Interaction in the Iron IIB-IIC Southern Levant,” pp. 133-42 in Les Produits de luxe au Proche-Orient ancien aux âges du Bronze et du Fer (2014); Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, co-edited with J. Spencer and B. Mullins (2014), which includes his paper “Interregional Interaction in the Late Iron Age: Phoenician and Other Foreign Goods from Tell en-Nasbeh,”; “Genetics and the Archaeology of Ancient Israel,” Human Biology 85/6(2013): 925-39, co-authored with Roy J. King; and “The Archaeology of the Extended Family: A Household Compound from Iron II Tell En-Nasbeh,” in Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond (2011).

Dr. Aaron Brody - Curriculum Vitae