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Diana Edelman

Diana Edelman is a Reader in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her research currently focuses on the early Second Temple period and the development of early forms of Judaism at that time. Past research has focused on 1 Samuel and state formation in the tenth century b.c.e. Her teaching includes modules on selected books of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judahite culture and religion, the Bible and Archaeology, Biblical Hebrew, and issues in Biblical Studies.

Articles by this author

Women of Solomon: Bible

Solomon, third king of Israel (reigned c. 968–928 b.c.e.), is said to have had a harem that included seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (1 Kgs 11:3).

Rizpah: Bible

The daughter of Aiah, Rizpah is the concubine of Saul, the first king of Israel (reigned c. 1025–1005 b.c.e.).

Merab: Bible

Merab is the older of two daughters of King Saul (reigned c. 1025–1005 b.c.e.) according to the genealogical summary presented in 1 Sam 14:49 and one of six children by his primary wife, Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz (compare 1 Sam 31:2, 1 Chr 8:33; 9:39; these note the fourth son, Abinadab, who is not mentioned in 1 Sam 14:49).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Diana Edelman." (Viewed on November 29, 2020) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/edelman-diana>.


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