Eric Lee Welch

Humanities -
Visiting Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 4031
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Near Eastern archaeology, Hebrew Bible, ancient economy, state formation, historical geography, Semitic languages


Ph.D., History and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Penn State University
M.A., Biblical Languages, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Homiletics, Central Bible College

Selected Publications

Welch, Eric Lee. ἀµόργη/Amurca: A Semitic Loanword? Edited by Baruch Halpern and Kenneth S. Sacks, Brill, 2017.
Shai, I., et al. The Early Bronze Age Fortifications at Tell Es-Safi/Gath, Israel. no. 1, 2016, p. 42.
Welch, E. The Roots of Anger: An Economic Perspective on Zephaniah’s Oracle Against the Philistines. no. 3, 2013, pp. 471–85.
Welch, E. L., et al. ’The Limits of the Ancient City’: The Fortifications of Tell Es-Safi/Gath 115 Years After Bliss and Macalister. Edited by A. Kidron and D. Gurevich.
Welch, E., and Gary Knoppers. Enemies and Friends of the State: Elijah and Other Prophets in the Deuteronomistic History. Edited by Christopher A. Rollston, Eisenbrauns.

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