The Rev. Dr. Niveen Sarras is pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wausau in Wausau, Wis. She earned her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She was born and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine.

She published articles relating to violence in the Hebrew Bible, including “Daughter Zion Identifies with Syrian and Iraqi Women: a Reading in the Book of Lamentations,” Word and World, Jan. 2017.

In July 2018 she presented an article entitled “Refuting the Violent Image of God in Joshua 6-11,” at the Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.

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