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James D. Moore

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James D. Moore

Assistant Professor


319 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd. S, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Northwest Semitic Epigraphy
  • Achaemenid Mediterranean Social History
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Ancient Near Eastern Scribal Culture
  • (Religious) Economies and Empire


  • Ph.D., Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Emphasis: Bible and Ancient Near East

James D. Moore is a philologist and social historian of the ancient Near East and ancient Mediterranean. In addition to his OSU post, he is Chargé de Conférence at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (2023–2024), and a collaborator on the ERC project SLaVEgents: Enslaved persons in the making of societies and cultures in Western Eurasia and North Africa, 1000 BCE - 300 CE (2023–2028).

He publishes broadly in ancient Near Eastern studies, has edited hundreds of new Northwest Semitic documents (in Aramaic, Phoenician, and Hebrew), written on ancient Hebrew and Aramaic literatures, and publishes frequently on social history and scribal culture. He advocates for the incorporation of digital resources in the study of languages and culture.

He teaches Near Eastern Languages, Hebrew Bible, and ancient historical courses.




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