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Michael J. Biggerstaff


Michael J. Biggerstaff teaches ancient Near Eastern history. He received an MA in Hebrew Bible from Vanderbilt University, and is completing a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. His primary research focuses on ancient prophecy, both within the Hebrew Bible and across the wider ancient Near East. He is currently evaluating how modern scholarly views on prophecy compare with the perceptions of prophecy preserved within ancient primary texts. Other research interests include ancient mythology, divination, and magic, particularly directed at how these illuminate ancient people’s conceptions of, and engagement with, their relationship to the divine realm. He also explores religious tolerance and diversity within the ancient world.