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Elizabeth Bloch-Smith earned her PhD from the University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Over the last forty years she has dug in Israel, Cyprus, Tunisia, Turkey, and Connecticut, and currently teaches at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her publications, which focus on Israelite religion, ethnicity, archaeological method and theory, ancient Near Eastern goddesses, and the nexus between Bible and archaeology, include Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead and a forthcoming final publication on Tel Dor Area B.