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Alison Schofield

  • Alison Schofield

    Alison Schofield

Associate professor
Sturm Hall, Room 271
Phone: 303-871-2752


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Dr Schofield is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaic studies, specializing in the Dead Sea Scrolls. She received a doctorate in the area of Judaism in Antiquity, and her Masters Degree is from the Johns Hopkins University in Near Eastern Studies: Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic languages. Dr. Schofield's additional fields of interest include the religious and cultural influences of ancient Israel, Egypt and Babylonia and her primary research languages are Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Ethiopic.

Dr. Schofield is the author of From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for The Community Rule (EJ Brill, 2008) and she has published articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Dead Sea Discoveries, volumes of collected essays, and in various encyclopedias on early Judaism and the Bible. She has also been featured on the History Channel, Travel Channel, and PBS Colorado particularly for her work with the Scrolls. Her current project concerns the wilderness as place and experience in the Bible and early Judaism and her teaching interests include the Bible as literature, early biblical interpretation, diaspora, religion and migration, body and sexuality studies, archaeology of ancient Israel and Jews in the ancient world. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, playing guitar, soccer and equestrian sports.