Julie B. Deluty, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie B. Deluty joined SJU in Fall 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East from NYU’s Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Subsequently she served as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the College Core Curriculum at NYU. Dr. Deluty’s research explores the networks of officials that ancient prophets use to communicate with kings in order to legitimize governance. Her current book project, “Prophet, Intermediary, King: The Dynamics of Mediation in the Biblical World and Old Babylonian Mari,” examines the communication among prophets, intermediaries, and kings in 2nd millennium BCE Mesopotamia and in the Hebrew Bible.
- 2018 – Ph.D., New York University, Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East
- 2015 – M.Phil., New York University, Hebrew and Judaic Studies
- 2009 – M.A., The Jewish Theological Seminary, Bible & Ancient Semitic Languages
- 2007 – B.A., New York University, Jewish History & Romance Languages (summa cum laude)
- Session Co-Chair, “State and Territory in the Ancient Near East: Mapping Relationships and Challenging Paradigms,” American Schools of Oriental Research (2019- Present)
- Steering Committee Member, Prophetic Texts & their Ancient Contexts (PTAC), Society of Biblical Literature (2019- Present)
- Member, Columbia University Hebrew Bible Seminar (2018- Present)
- Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, College Core Curriculum, NYU (2018-2019)
- "Prophecy in the Ancient Levant and Old Babylonian Mari," Religion Compass 14/6 (2020): 1-11.
- “Between Man of God and Shunammite: The Communication of Prophecy in 2 Kings 4,” TheTorah.com (forthcoming)
- "The Embodiment of Fear in Ugaritic and Semitic Literature: Reexamining the Social Dynamic," ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 40 (2012): 69-91.
- Faculty Research Grant, Saint Joseph’s University (Summer 2020)
- Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, NYU (2017)
- Visiting Graduate Fellow, Global Research Institute, NYU Tel Aviv
- Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund Grant, Center for Ancient Studies, NYU
- Phi Beta Kappa, NYU (2006)
- Comparative Prophecy
- Hebrew Bible
- Old Babylonian Mari
- Israelite Religion
- Women and Gender in the Ancient Near East