Lawrence Wills, Ethelbert Talbot Professor of Biblical Studies, has taught at Harvard Divinity School and Wesleyan University, and came to Episcopal Divinity School in 1994, where he has taught courses in both Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Employing a number of interdisciplinary methods, he enjoys exploring the parallels and differences between the issues of the biblical world and today.
His most recent book is Not God’s People: Insiders and Outsiders in the Biblical World, and his Jewish Novels in the Ancient World was named an Outstanding Academic Book of 1995 by CHOICEmagazine for academic librarians. His present research involves two different areas: religious identity among ancient Jews, Christians, and others, and the social world of popular literary genres in Judaism and Christianity. Both of these areas inform his present project, a commentary on the Book of Judith for the Hermeneia series.