Sheila Tuller Keiter received a Ph.D. from the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She teaches on the Judaic Studies faculty at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles.
Perils of Wisdom engages the biblical Solomon narrative that appears in the Book of Kings and its reception by Jewish texts from scriptural sources through the traditional commentaries of the Middle Ages. By systematically following the thread of exegesis through biblical, rabbinic, targumic, and medieval Jewish texts, and by examining their interplay with other ancient, Christian, and Islamic treatments of Solomon, Keiter traces the emergence and ascendance of an apologetic image of Solomon that has colored Jewish perceptions of the biblical king ever since.
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