Bruce Zuckerman

Expert on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern texts, specializing in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Near Eastern artifacts and literature

Director, USC West Semitic Research Project

Director, USC InscriptiFact Project

Director, Archaeological Research Collection at USC

Professor of religion, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Distinguished faculty fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching


  • Hebrew Bible
  • early Judaism
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • ancient Near Eastern artifacts
  • West Semitic inscriptions
  • ancient Near Eastern literature
  • religions and history of the ancient Near East
  • technical photography of ancient texts
  • image databasing of ancient inscriptions
  • RTI (reflectance transformation imaging) and PTM (polynomial texture-mapping)
  • archaeology of the ancient Near East
  • technology and scholarship

Additional Information

  • Author, Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint (1992)
  • Co-author, Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (2004)
  • Senior editor, Maarav, a Journal for the Study of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures
  • Associate editor, The Leningrad Codex: a Facsimile Edition (1998)

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