Mark S. Smith. 2016. Where the gods are : spatial dimensions of anthropomorphism in the Biblical world. New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press.
Mark S. Smith is Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. He specializes in Israelite religion and the Hebrew Bible, as well as the literature and religion of the Late Bronze Age Ugarit. He is the author of more than 100 articles and fifteen books, including The Early History of God; The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus (with contributions by the archaeologist Elizabeth Bloch-Smith); The Origins of Biblical Monotheism; God in Translation; Poetic Heroes; and How Human Is God? Seven Questions about God and Humanity in the Bible. Formerly the Skirball Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University, he is a two-time winner of NYU’s Golden Dozen Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He received master’s degrees from The Catholic University of America, Harvard University, and Yale University, and completed his PhD at Yale.