Volleyball vs. UMKC
Sep. 05, 12:00 am
Labor Day - Campus closed
Sep. 05, 12:00 am
2015 Party on the Patio Alumni Event
Sep. 05, 09:00 am
2015 Party on the Patio Alumni Event
Sep. 05, 09:00 am
Jayhawk Day
Sep. 05, 09:00 am

Labor Day - no classes
Sep. 07, 12:00 am
Fall Break Begins
Oct. 10, 12:00 am
Classes Resume
Oct. 14, 12:00 am
Emerging Leaders Academy Graduation
Jan. 29, 03:00 pm

Volleyball vs. UMKC
Sep. 05, 12:00 am
Football vs South Dakota State
Sep. 05, 11:00 am
Football vs. South Dakota St.
Sep. 05, 11:00 am
Volleyball vs UMKC
Sep. 05, 04:00 pm
Soccer vs Oregon State
Sep. 06, 07:00 pm

Molly Zahn

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Graduate Director, Religious Studies
Primary office:
785-864-4609
Smith Hall
Room 203


The Hebrew Bible; the ancient Near Eastern world; early Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls); early Christianity; historical relations between Christianity and Judaism

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009

Molly Zahn received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2009, and has also studied in Minnesota, Oxford (England), Tübingen (Germany), and Uppsala (Sweden). Her areas of interest include the Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near Eastern world, early Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), early Christianity, and the historical relations between Christianity and Judaism. In her research, she focuses on the issue of interpretation: how religious communities read and renew their sacred traditions in light of their own experiences and circumstances. She has published several articles on scriptural interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and in later layers of the Hebrew Bible. Her first book, Rethinking Rewritten Scripture: Composition and Exegesis in the 4QReworked Pentateuch Manuscripts, was published by Brill in 2011.


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