Carol L. Meyers

Carol L. Meyers

Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

External address: 
227 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
(919) 660-3514

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University 1975

Meyers, EM, Meyers, CL, Balouka, M, and de Vincenz, A. The Pottery from Ancient Sepphoris. Ed. EM Meyers and CL Meyers. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, January 1, 2013. (Edited Book)

Meyers, CL. Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (Monograph)

Meyers, CL. Exodus (Complex Chinese translation). Trans. D Tam. Hong Kong: Ming Dao Press, 2010.

Meyers, CL, and Meyers, EM. Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs. Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2009. (Monograph)

Meyers, CL. Exodus (modern Chinese translation). 2009. (Monograph)

Meyers, CL. Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Isrelite Women. Fortress Press, 2005. (Monograph)

Meyers, CL. Exodus. Cambridge University Press, 2005. (Monograph)

Meyers, CL. The Tabernacle Menorah: A Synthetic Study of A Symbol from the Biblical Cult. Piscatawny, NJ: Gorgias Press LLC, 2003.


Bernardo, JM, Bayarri, MJ, Berger, JO, Dawid, AP, Heckerman, D, Smith, AFM, and West, M. "Preface." January 19, 2012. Full Text

Meyers, CL. "Food and the First Family: A Socioeconomic Reading of the Eden Tale." The Book of Genesis: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation. Ed. CA Evans, JN Lohr, and DL Petersen. 2012. 137-157.

Meyers, CL. "Birthstool." Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Ed. BME al and BWD Gruyter. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012. 64-64.

Meyers, CL. "The Function of Feasts: Socio-Political Aspects of Religious Events." Social Theory and the Study of Israelite Religion: Essays in Retrospect and Prospect. Ed. S Olyan. 2012. 141-168.

Meyers, CL. "Women’s Religious Life in Ancient Israel." Women’s Bible Commentary. Ed. CA Newsom, SH Ringe, and JE Lapsley. 2012. 354-361.

Meyers, CL. "Zadok; Cherubim; Tabernacle." Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Ed. E Orlin. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Meyers, CL, and Meyers, EM. "Sepphoris." The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Ed. DM Editor-in-Chief, BA Nakhai, LMW Abraham Faust, and J Zangenberg. New York: OXford University Press, 2012.

Meyers, CL, and Meyers, EM. "The Material Culture of Late Hellenistic-Early Roman Palestinian Judaism: What It Can Tell Us about Earliest Christianity and the New Testament." Neues Testament und Hellenisticsche-Jüdische Alltagskultur–Wechselseitige Wahrnehmungen. Ed. R Deines, J Herzer, and UK-W Niebuhr. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011. 3-23.

Meyers, CL. "Flour for Bread: Did New Technology of the Roman Period Cause a Crisis for Jewish Women?." Judaism and Crisis: Crisis as a Catalyst in Jewish Cultural History. Ed. A Lang, KFD Römheld, and M Weigold. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG, 2011. 237-258.

Meyers, CL. "Father’s House and Mother’s House I. HB/OT." Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Ed. BME al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.


Meyers, CL. "Was ancient Israel a patriarchal society?." Journal of Biblical Literature 133.1 (2014): 8-27.

Yasur-Landau, A, Ebeling, JR, Mazow, LB, and Meyers CL, . "Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond." Strata, the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 30 (2012).

Kraus, H, and Meyers CL, . "Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4." Religion and Gender. Oxford: Oxford University Press.2 (2012): 371-374.

Burnett, JS, and Meyers CL, . "Where is God? Divine Absence in the Hebrew Bible." Interpretation 65 (2011): 3049-3049.

Meyers, CL. "Methods for Exodus." Ed. TB Dozeman. Shofar, an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 30 (2011): 218-220.

Meyers, CL, and Meyers, E. "28 Years Later: Couple Recalls Finding ‘Lost Ark." Biblical Archaeology Review 36 (2010): 44-46. (Academic Article)

Schipper, J, and Meyers CL, . "Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible." Biblical Interpretation (2010).

Meyers, E, and Meyers CL, . "Response to Jodi Magness’s Review of the Final Publication of Nabratein." Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 359 (2010): 67-76.

Hess, R, and Meyers CL, . "Israelite Religion: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey." for the American Journal of Archaeology Online Reviews 113.4 (October 2009).

Meyers, CL. "In the Household and Beyond: The Social World of Israelite Women." Nordic Journal of Theology 63 (2009): 19-41.


Meyers, CL. "Interrogating Terracottas: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women." Calgary: Chacmool, the Archaeological Society of the University of Calgary, 2010.


Israel in Antiquity. Narrator. (2002)


Audio-guide for the permanent archaeologies collection of the Jewish Museum of New York City

Notorious Women of the Bible. Narrator. (2012)


Documentary Series for Canadian television. Bountiful Films/Soapbox Productions (Vancouver). Filmed in San Francisco, November 2011. Release date, April 2012.

“Women at the Time of the Bible” . Narrator. (2006)


Too Jewish with Rabbi Sam Cohon and Friends. Radio KVOI AM 1030 in Tucson, KAPR 930 AM in Douglas, Bisbee, and Sierra Vista, Arizona, and KJAA 1240 AM in Globe, Arizona.

King David’s Empire. Narrator. (2001)


Part I of PBS mini-series on Jesus and Judaism, Oregon Public Broadcasting, December, 2001. (scheduled to air in Spring 2003)

Sacred Stone: The Temple at Nauvoo. Narrator. (2001)


Groberg Communications, Inc., August, 2001. (documentary for public television; broadcast release in February 2003)