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ISAW NYU: Hebrew Bible & the Religions of Mesopotamia
October 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
From Hebrew Bible Studies to the Studies of the Ancient Near East: Approaches Towards a History of Religion of Mesopotamia – Beate Pongratz-Leisten, ISAW, is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at ISAW. She was trained as a translator and interpreter of French and Spanish at the École Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs, Paris, and the University of Mainz. In 1983 she embarked on a second career in ancient Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology, and Religious Studies at Tübingen University and Harvard University. She received her doctorate and habilitation from Tübingen University. Before joining the faculty of ISAW she taught at Tübingen University and Freiburg University in Germany, as well as at Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton Theological Seminary.