Marian Broida is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Interfaith Program Coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College. She holds an MA in Jewish Studies and a PhD in Hebrew Bible, both from Emory University. Her research interests include the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context, ritual theory, and the material culture of ancient Israel. Prior to teaching at Gustavus, she taught at Georgia State University’s Middle East Institute. Her publications include the monograph Forestalling Doom: “Apotropaic Intercession” in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 41,Ugarit-Verlag, 2015) and a number of children’s books, including two on ancient Israel and the ancient Near East.