Carol Meyers

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Carol L. Meyers is a feminist biblical scholar. She is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion at Duke University.[1]

Meyers studied at Wellesley College and Brandeis University, and has taught at Duke since 1977. She writes and teaches in the areas of biblical studies, archaeology, and the study of women in the biblical world. She has been described as "one of today's leading historians and field archeologists".[2] Her 1988 book, Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context, was the "first comprehensive effort to present a female-centred view of the Bible using historical rather than literary criticism".[3] Meyers has also written commentaries on Exodus, Haggai, and Zechariah.

Meyers served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2013.[4] She also served as part of the revision team for the 2010 New American Bible.[5]

She is married to fellow biblical scholar and Duke professor Eric M. Meyers.[6]


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