Gilgamesh is an ancient king from Uruk. Part man part god, Gilgamesh has been a contributing writer for Noah's Flood since 2600 (B.C.E.)
Dr. Martin spends her time in Washington State saying professorial things about the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an, walking dogs, digging in the garden, and trying to write about bodies in Scripture.
Dr. Veenker loves the ancient Near East, and has an affection for Irving Finkel of the British Museum - and frankly, who doesn't?! He lived and taught in Kentucky for years, but now enjoys writing and living on the coast of North Carolina.
Dr. Ployd lives in Eden and knows not the violence and death of the world. (Okay, he just works there). He teaches theology, but the historical kind where you contextualize human enchantment and tendencies toward the ineffable. His brother is Matt Ployd.
A. Dave Lewis
Dr. Lewis earned his self-description as a graphic novel polymath with "Some New Kind of Slaughter." His comic book embodies the spirit of this website: a far-reaching and deep-probing pilgrimage behind/around/in front-of a biblical story that is "fraught with background" (Auerbach).
Timothy Luckritz Marquis
What does it mean that Dr. Luckritz Marquis, a New Testament scholar, works in Bethlehem (PA)? His book, Transient Apostle, feels pretty relevant in today's deracinated society, but he works against this tide as a forever-fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Jackie A. Wyse Rhodes
Jackie sails into the skies with Enochian visionaries to consider the earth and its ancient environmental dimensions. That's her dissertation, anyway. During regular hours, she lives and breathes in Bluffton, Ohio where she is plotting a Dr. Who takeover of the space-time continuum. She also 'tumblrs (?)' (aka, blogs) at "My Manual of Style."
Kelly J. Murphy
Dr. Murphy brings zombies, Dr. Who, Buffy, and Sci-fi into everything she does...if not actually at least in spirit. She teaches at CMU and lives under the biggest pile of frozen arctic this country has ever seen (Central Michigan).
Marduk is a very critical peer reviewer. He has thunderbolts and gets upset if you steal his tablets of destiny. While Marduk has fifty honorific titles, and his expertise is highly valued, it should be noted that Noah's Flood approves when authors steal the tablets of the gods and share them in essays with us.
The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, and is an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Zargar likes three things and, when possible, likes to do them at the same time: Teaching literature, studying Sufism, and drinking tea. Travel through the corn fields of middle America, and you will find him at Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois.
Dr. Goff is a professor of religious studies at Florida State University. He is interested in giants and cannibalism.
Dr. Bolin is professor of Religious Studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI, teaching courses in Hebrew Bible and Classics. He can sing to you in Latin. At least I think he can sing.
Ingrid Esther Lilly
Dr. Lilly loves to walk her dogs at Fort Funston (SF), XC-ski in the Vermont woods, and hunker down at her husband's family farm in KY. Committed to the life of the mind, especially in the face of religious/ideological cataclysms, Ingrid studies apocalypses, prophetic literature, and loves attention to detail.
At this time, FLOOFofNOAH.com is not a peer-reviewed collection. All essays went through at least one round, and sometimes multiple rounds of editing before publication.
Dr. Brintnall lives in Charlotte, NC, with three dogs, who are kind enough to share their house with him and bring laughter, affection and a structured schedule to his life. Aside from taking care of his dogs, Dr. Brintnall watches a lot of television, and writes and teaches about religion, sexuality, psychoanalysis and the work of Georges Bataille.
Dr. Shectman lives in San Francisco and is a visiting scholar at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Her research focuses on women in the Bible and on the history of authorship of the Pentateuch.
Dr. Reklis teaches modern Protestant Theology at Fordham. Her work on religion/theology/new media is showcased at TheMothChase.com where she has been elevating the art of procrastanalysis since 2009.
Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll
Dr. Carroll researches Hannibal Lecter and archetypes of evil, and teaches peace studies and conflict resolution at The George Washington University in Washington DC. When she's not being academic, you can find her baking, watching horror flicks, curling, or buying shoes.
Guy Martin Newland
Dr. Newland is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and can introduce you to emptiness (title of his 2008 book).
When not teaching about the Bible in Iowa, Dr. Kiel chases kids, plays guitar in a bluegrass band; travels to Greece; cooks food; reads on his porch; listens to baseball; and rides his bike along the Mississippi River.
Dr. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central Michigan University. His research explores the religious implications of Romanticism, the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson in particular, and the Emersonian echoes that continue to inform American religion, literature, and film.