Dr Sandra Jacobs

Dr Sandra Jacobs

Teaching Fellow

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Dr Jacobs currently teaches Biblical and Targumic Aramaic, and Between The Testaments: An Introduction to Second Temple Jewish Literature at the college, where her classes have focussed on the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  On gaining her doctorate, she taught several Hebrew Bible modules in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at King’s College, London, where she is now employed on the Leverhulme Trust International Project: Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archival Sources. From 2010-2016 she served as Book Review editor for Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, and is also on the main SBL biblical law committee.


As a researcher in biblical and ancient Near Eastern law, her doctoral thesis appeared as The Body as Property: Physical Disfigurement in Biblical Law (Library of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Series 582; London and New York: T & T Clarke/Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, repr. 2015), and recent publications include a new study of  “ ‘The Disposable Wife’ as Property in the Hebrew Bible,” in Gender, Methodology, and the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the Second Workshop Held in Barcelona, February 1-3 2017 (eds. S. Budin, M. Cifarelli, A. Garcia-Ventura and A. Millet-Albà; Barcelona: Barcino Monographica Orientalia, in print). A further bibliography is available at https://kcl.academia.edu/SandraJacobs