Joseph Cross

Joseph Cross
Egyptology, Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

Academic Bio

Joseph is a PhD student in Egyptology and biblical studies, having fulfilled the requirements for both programs. His research interest is the religion and culture of Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egypt and post-Iron Age Judea, and is exploring in his dissertation the flourishing of novellas in Demotic, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek during this period. He is also interested in Egyptian/Semitic philology, as well as text criticism and manuscript studies within digital humanities. His book chapter entitled “Semitic Texts in Egyptian Script” is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Ancient Egypt and the Hebrew Bible. Joseph is a content expert for the education department at the Oriental Institute, helping facilitate programming and public outreach. He was also awarded the Karen Dinal Memorial Award for teaching writing to undergraduates. Joseph holds a B.A. in classics from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas.