Dr Jacob Wright, Historian & Author

Jacob taught for several years at the University of Heidelberg before going to Emory’s Candler School of Theology. He offers in the School of Theology, College, and the Graduate Division of Religion courses on biblical interpretation, the history and archaeology of ancient Israel, and Northwest Semitic languages. He is the author of Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Its Earliest Readers, which won a Sir John Templeton Award (the largest prize for first books in religion). In addition to several edited volumes, he recently published two books on King David (one with Cambridge University Press and another, the first of its kind, as an enhanced ebook on Apple iTunes). Jacob taught a free online course to 27,000 students this summer. His next book is under contract with Simon & Schuster.