Pamela Barmash

Pamela Barmash

​Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • History of Law
  • Religion of the Ancient Near East
  • History of Scriptural Interpretation

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    CB 1121
    ONE BROOKINGS DR.
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Pamela Barmash's research interests include biblical law and the relationship between law and literature.

Barmash received her B.A. from Yale, rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Harvard. In her academic scholarship, she addresses issues of law and justice in her book Homicide in the Biblical World  (2005, Cambridge University Press) and shows how Jews have transformed the story of the Exodus and the celebration of Passover to meet changing needs and concerns in Exodus in the Jewish Experience: Echoes and Reverberations (2015, Lexington Books). She is currently finishing a monograph on the Laws of Hammurabi.