Portrait of Tammi Schneider

Tammi J. Schneider is a professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University. Her research draws together the varied fields of archaeology, Assyriology, and biblical studies in an effort to understand the ancient Near East, especially the interactions among various peoples. She teaches ancient Near Eastern History, literature, archaeology and religion, and women in the Hebrew Bible.

Schneider received her PhD in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Schneider has taught and lectured at the University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Gratz College, University of Judaism, and CGU. In addition to teaching, Schneider also has professional excavation and museum experience.

Her books include: Judges in the Berit Olam series (Liturgical Press, 2000), Sarah: Mother of Nations (The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004), Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis (Baker Academic Publishing Company, 2008), and An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Religion (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011). She is president of the Pacific Coast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. Schneider has worked on numerous archaeological excavations in Israel, and she is the head of the educational program at the Tel Akko Excavations, where she excavates every year with students from CGU and The Claremont Colleges.

An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011.

“Achsah, the Raped Pilegesh, and the Book of Judges.” In Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives, edited by Elizabeth A. McCabe, 43–58. Lanham, MD: University Press of American, 2009.

Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis. Ada, MI: Baker Academic Publishing Company, 2008.

Sarah: Mother of Nations. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004.

Judges: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. Berit Olam Series. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.

Women in the Book of Judges
Introduction to Mesopotamian Religion
Archaeological Field Methods
Women in the Book of Samuel
Akko: Public Archaeology, Conservation, Heritage