Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Sigrid K. Kjær


Ph.D. Candidate in Hebrew Bible/ANE; The University of Texas at Austin M.A. (Research) in Hebrew Bible; Leiden University B.A. Theol; Aarhus University,

Sigrid K. Kjær

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Hebrew Bible, Old Testament Exegesis, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Nabataean-Aramaic, Old South Arabian, Ancient North Arabian, Cultural Contact, pre-Islamic Arabia, Late Antique Arabia, Religious Transformation, Comparative Semitics, Gender Studies, The Book of Esther.

Biography


Sigrid K. Kjær is a fifth year graduate student in Hebrew Bible with a minor in Religious Studies. She came to the University of Austin in the Fall of 2013 after finishing her Master’s degree at Leiden University. In the Spring of 2017 she advanced to candidacy and plans on finishing her dissertation Spring 2019. The topic of her dissertation is "Religious Transformation in Late Antique Arabia: The Jewish Kingdom of Joseph dhu Nuwas," and her main advisors are Prof. John Huehnergard and Assoc.Prof. Azfar Moin. 

Her thesis at Leiden was on linguistic and cultural contact in the Nabataean-Aramaic legal scrolls found at Naḥal Ḥever, and this sparked her interest in the pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula and the Dead Sea Region around the beginning of the Common Era. 

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