Athalya Brenner is professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a B.A. from the University of Haifa, an M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, England, and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, Germany. She is the author of, among others, I AM: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories (2004) and The Intercourse of Knowledge: Love and Desire in the Hebrew Bible (1997), and the editor of Series I and II of The Feminist Companion to the Bible (1993-2001). She lives in Haifa and in Amsterdam.