Dr Sandra Jacobs

Dr Sandra Jacobs

Teaching Fellow


Email: info@lbc.ac.uk

Dr Jacobs currently teaches Between The Testaments: An Introduction to Second Temple Jewish Literature at the college, and has previously taught Biblical and Targumic Aramaic Language and Grammar. 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).

Her further bibliography is available at https://kcl.academia.edu/SandraJacobs

 

Forthcoming “Law and the Profile of Justice,” in The Biblical World: Second Revised Edition (ed. K.J. Dell and A.D. Lee; London and New York: Routledge), ancipated Oct 2019.

(2019) “The Unblemished Male? Castration and The Cut of Circumcision,” in Hebrew Masculinities Anew (Hebrew Bible Monographs 79; ed. O.Creangă; Sheffield:  Phoenix Press), 107-124.

(2018) “ ‘The Disposable Wife’ as Property in the Hebrew Bible,” in Gender and Methodology in the Ancient Near East: Approaches from Assyriology and Beyond (Barcino Monographica Orientalia 10; eds. S. Budin, M. Cifarelli, A. Garcia-Ventura and A. Millet-Albà; Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona), 337-355.

(2017) “Circumcision,” in The Dictionary of the Bible in the Ancient Media (ed. E. Stern, R. Person, C. Keith and T. Thatcher; T & T Clark/ Bloomsbury). http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-dictionary-of-the-bible-and-ancient-media-9780567222497/

(2016) “Babatha,” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (ed. E. Orlin, M. Satlow, M. Pregill, J. Knust, and L. Fried; Routledge), 122.

(2014) “The Body Inscribed: A Priestly Initiative?” in The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts (ed. J.E. Taylor; Library of Second Temple Studies; London and New York: Bloomsbury Press), 1-16.

(2014, paperback repr. 2015) 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 Publishing).

 

(2013) “Natural Law, Poetic Justice and the Talionic Formulation,” Political Theology, Volume 14, Issue 5, 691-699.

(2012) “נפש תחת נפש A Life for A Life and Napšate Umalla,” in The Ancient Near East in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History. Proceedings of the International Conference held at Haifa University, 02-05 May 2010 (AOAT 392; ed. G. Galil, et al.; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag), 241-253.

(2012) “Terms of Endearment? The אשת יפת-תאר (Desirable Female Captive) and her Illicit Acquisition,” in Texts@Contexts: Exodus and Deuteronomy (ed. G. Yee and A. Brenner; Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 237-257.

(2011) “Expendable Signs: The Sign of the Rainbow and the Covenant of Circumcision at Qumran,” in The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages and Cultures, Volume Two (VTSup 140/11; ed. A. Lange, E. Tov and M. Weigold; Leiden: Brill), 563-575.

(2010) “Instrumental Talion in Deuteronomic Law,” Zeitschrift für altorientalische und biblische Rechtsgeschichte, 16, 263-278.

(2010) “Divine Virility in Priestly Representation: Its Memory and Consummation in Rabbinic Midrash,” in Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond (The Bible in the Modern World Series, 33; ed. O. Creangă; Sheffield:  Phoenix Press), 148-173.