Carol L. Meyers

Carol L. Meyers

Professor Emerita of Religious Studies

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


  • Ph.D., Brandeis University 1975

Meyers, Eric M., Carol L. Meyers, M. Balouka, and A. de Vincenz. The Pottery from Ancient Sepphoris. Edited by E. M. Meyers and C. L. Meyers. Vol. 1. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Meyers, C. L. Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. Exodus (Complex Chinese translation). Translated by D. Tam. Hong Kong: Ming Dao Press, 2010.

Meyers, C. L., and E. M. Meyers. Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs. Vol. VI. Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2009.

Meyers, C. L. Exodus. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Talgam, Rina, and Zeev Weiss. The Mosaics of the House of Dionysos at Sepphoris, excavated by E.M. Meyers, E. Netzer, and Carol Meyers. Jerusalem: Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2004.

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


Bernardo, J. M., M. J. Bayarri, J. O. Berger, A. P. Dawid, D. Heckerman, A. F. M. Smith, and M. West. “Preface,” Vol. 9780199694587, 2012. Full Text

Meyers, C. L. “Women’s Religious Life in Ancient Israel.” In Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, 354–61, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. “Zadok; Cherubim; Tabernacle.” In Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, edited by E. Orlin. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Meyers, C. L., and E. M. Meyers. “Sepphoris.” In The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, edited by Daniel Master Editor-in-Chief, Beth Alpert Nakhai, L Michael White Abraham Faust, and Jürgen Zangenberg. New York: OXford University Press, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. “Food and the First Family: A Socioeconomic Reading of the Eden Tale.” In The Book of Genesis: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, edited by Craig A. Evans, Joel N. Lohr, and David L. Petersen, 137–57, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. “Birthstool.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited by Bernard McGinn et al and Berlin Walter de Gruyter, 4:64–64. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. “The Function of Feasts: Socio-Political Aspects of Religious Events.” In Social Theory and the Study of Israelite Religion: Essays in Retrospect and Prospect, edited by Saul Olyan, 141–68, 2012.

Meyers, C. L. “Flour for Bread: Did New Technology of the Roman Period Cause a Crisis for Jewish Women?” In Judaism and Crisis: Crisis as a Catalyst in Jewish Cultural History, edited by Armin Lang, KF Diethard Römheld, and Matthias Weigold, 237–58. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG, 2011.

Meyers, C. L. “Father’s House and Mother’s House I. HB/OT.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited by Bernard McGinnis et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.

Meyers, C. L. “Family I. HB/OT.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited by Bernard McGinnis et al. Berline: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.


Meyers, C. L. “Was ancient Israel a patriarchal society?Journal of Biblical Literature 133, no. 1 (2014): 8–27.

Yasur-Landau, Assaf, Jennie R. Ebeling, Laura B. Mazow, and Laura B. Meyers CL. “Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond.” Strata, the Bulletin of the Anglo Israel Archaeological Society 30 (2012).

Kraus, Helen, and Helen Meyers CL. “Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4.” Religion and Gender. Oxford: Oxford University Press.2 (2012): 371–74.

Burnett, Joel S., and Joel S. Meyers CL. “Where is God? Divine Absence in the Hebrew Bible.” Interpretation 65 (2011): 3049–3049.

Meyers, C. L. “Methods for Exodus.” Edited by Thomas B. Dozeman. Shofar, an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 30 (2011): 218–20.

Meyers, C. L., and E. Meyers. “28 Years Later: Couple Recalls Finding ‘Lost Ark.” Biblical Archaeology Review 36 (2010): 44–46.

Schipper, Jeremy, and Jeremy Meyers CL. “Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation, 2010.

Meyers, E., and E. 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, Richard, and Richard Meyers CL. “Israelite Religion: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey.” For the American Journal of Archaeology Online Reviews 113.4 (October 2009).

Meyers, C. L. “Archologie als Fenster zum Leben von Frauen in Alt-Israel.” Edited by Irmtraud Fischer, Mercedes Navarro Puerto, and Andrea Taschl-Erber, 2009, 63–109.


Meyers, C. L. “Interrogating Terracottas: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women.” edited by Susan Terendy, Natasha Lyons, and Michelle Janse-Smekel, 217–27. Calgary: Chacmool, the Archaeological Society of the University of Calgary, 2010.

Meyers, C. L. “Mother to Muse: An Archaeomusical Study of Women’s Performance in Ancient Israel.” edited by Athalya Brenner and Jan Willem Van Henten, 50–77. Leiden: Deo Publishing, 1999.


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)