James L. Kugel

James L. Kugel is Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature at Harvard University, and a regular visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.  He is the author of a number of books of biblical scholarship, including How to Read the Bible (2007), for which he won the National Jewish Book Award for best book,The Great Poems of the Bible (1999), and The Bible As It Was (1997). In 2001, Kugel was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Prize in Religion.  He lives in Jerusalem, Israel, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Books by this Author

In the Valley of the Shadow
The Great Poems of the Bible
How to Read the Bible
The God of Old

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AUTHOR JAMES L. KUGEL ON HIS BOOK, IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

Faced with cancer, author James Kugel reflects on life, death, and humanity's place in the world.

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