Rachel (Renz) Slutsky is a Doctoral student in Hebrew Bible, where she specializes in biblical interpretation during the Second Temple period. She is working on a dissertation regarding the historiographical assumptions made by Second Temple texts about the nature of the Hebrew Bible; that is, the historicity of the latter and the interpretive freedom of the former. She received her BA with Honors from Stern College, Yeshiva University in English Literature and Jewish Studies, and an MA from the University of Chicago in Hebrew Bible. She has presented papers at conferences in Washington D.C. and Oxford, England. Rachel also serves as a writing tutor at the Harvard Extension School Writing Center, and is a copy editor for the Harvard Theological Review.