Jo A Hackett
Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 471 6951
Jo Ann Hackett is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies. Her research interests include Old Testament, epigraphy, Phoenician language and religion; the period of Judges; women's lives in the ancient Near East; "fertility" religion; sacrifice, including child sacrifice; the study of myths and mythology; polemic against foreigners in the ancient Near East; and computer imaging of Ugaritic tablets. She is the author of numerous publications and has contributed to The HarperCollins Study Bible and The Oxford History of the Biblical World. Her books include "The Balaam Text from Tell Deir Alla" (1984), "A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew" (2010), and An Eye for Form: Paleographic Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross" (2014, co-edited with Walter Aufrecht).