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Jesse Rainbow is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. He studies the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism and Christianity, and Syriac Christian language and culture. His dissertation explores several stories in the Bible in which texts are lost and then fortuitously recovered. Rainbow, who has a BA in history, summa cum laude, from the Honors College at the University of Houston, won Harvard’s Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Essays in the English Language in 2010.