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Religion alumni publish work

Wimberly School of Religion alums Kloe Young (Religious Education ‘22) and Allie McMurry (Religion Philosophy ’22) recently co-published articles on the Society of Biblical Literature’s BibleOdyssey.org website with their professor, Dr. Lisa Wolfe.

The pieces highlight two lesser-known biblical women: “Rizpah” (2 Sam 21:1-14), by Young and Wolfe, and the “Woman at Endor (Witch of Endor)” (1 Sam 28:3-35), by McMurry and Wolfe.

These contributions were invited as part of the website’s Undergraduate-Faculty Writing Initiative, which gives undergraduates the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed, paid work in collaboration with a professor.

Wolfe previously published a piece with Bible Odyssey, “Vanity of Vanities,” which led to participation in this project.

McMurry and Young had both taken three semesters of Biblical Hebrew with Wolfe and were in their final year at OCU, making them ideal candidates for the project. The three began researching, writing and editing the pieces during spring semester of 2022 and continued their work into the summer.

Since their graduation from OCU, Young is serving as an ImpactOK2 intern at McFarlin UMC in Norman, OK, and Allie McMurry just began the Master of Arts program at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Wolfe has been professor of Hebrew Bible at the Wimberly School of Religion since 2007.

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