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Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies in the Divinity School and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Previously, he taught at the University of Chicago (1982-88) and Wellesley College (1975-82). A specialist in Jewish theology in the biblical and rabbinic periods, he has authored six books, including Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence, The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity, and Esther: A Commentary.


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