- Ph.D., Hebrew Bible & Northwest Semitic Languages, The Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Prof. Holm’s scholarship deals with the Hebrew Bible, Aramaic studies, Early Judaism, and Ancient Near Eastern cultures, literature, and history. Her book, Of Courtiers and Kings: The Biblical Daniel Narratives and Ancient Story-Collections (Eisenbrauns, 2013), approaches the court tales of Daniel 1-6 and their later incorporation into the biblical editions of the book within the context of story-collections and story-cycles in the Ancient Near East.
Her current research is particularly focused on the Jewish and Aramean presence in Egypt in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Her forthcoming volume for the SBL series “Writings from the Ancient World” (WAW) is devoted to the ancient Aramaic literature from Syro-Palestine and Egypt and includes an edition of Papyrus Amherst 63, which contains several different compositions and is written in Aramaic but with Demotic Egyptian script. Prof. Holm is also working on a monograph on Ancient Aramaic literature generally (under contract with Walter de Gruyter).
“The Sheikh Faḍl Inscription in Its Literary and Historical Context.” Aramaic Studies 5 (2007), pp. 193-224.
“The Fiery Furnace in the Book of Daniel and the Ancient Near East.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 128 (2008), pp. 85-104.
“Moses in the Prophets and the Writings of the Hebrew Bible.” In Jane Beal, ed., Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception from Exodus to the Renaissance, pp. 37-57. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
“Memories of Sennacherib in Aramaic Tradition.” In Isaac Kalimi and Seth Richardson, eds., Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem (701 B.C.E.): Story, History and Historiography. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
“Aramaic.” In Gonzalo Rubio, ed., Handbook of Ancient Mesopotamia. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, in press.
Awards and Service:
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2015-2016)
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion Grant (2006, for workshop series 2007-2009)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2004)
Assistant Editor of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (1999-2000)
Samuel Iwry Fellowship for Outstanding Hebrew Scholar, The Johns Hopkins University (1991-92, 1993-94)