News Release:

Jan. 25,  2010

Wright Awarded NEH Fellowship

Jacob Wright, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Candler, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship supports humanities scholars in pursuing advanced research in their areas of interest, and provides financial support for full-time work for 6–12 months.

The fellowship will support Wright’s research on the role of war as a catalyst for change in Ancient Israelite society. This research stems from Wright’s previous work with the excavations at Ramat Rachel, a community outside Jerusalem, and a book project that examines Ancient Israelite military and war.

Wright will take a leave of absence from Candler during the 2011-2012 academic year to complete the fellowship.