|Born||May 23, 1943|
|Known for||Literary approach to the Bible|
|Title||Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies|
|Board member of||past President of the Society of Biblical Literature, Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Gratz College|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|Thesis||Enmerkar and Ensuhkešdanna, A Sumerian Narrative Poem (1976)|
|Institutions||University of Maryland|
|Main interests||Biblical narrative and poetry, and the interpretation of the Bible|
Berlin is best known for 1994 work Poetics and interpretation of biblical narrative (ISBN 1575060027). She has also written commentaries on Zephaniah, Esther, and Lamentations. A Festschrift in her honor, "Built by Wisdom, Established by Understanding": Essays in Honor of Adele Berlin, was published in 2013.
Berlin has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and President of the Society of Biblical Literature. Along with Robert Alter and Meir Sternberg, Berlin is one of the most prominent practitioners of a literary approach to the Bible. In 2004 the Jewish Book Council awarded the subject along with co-editor Marc Zvi Brettler the scholarship category award for the Jewish Publication Society and Oxford University Press book, The Jewish Study Bible. A decade later the two editors offered its second edition.
Multiple works published:-
- Berlin, Adele (1979). Enmerkar and Ensuhkešdanna, A Sumerian Narrative Poem. Occasional Publications of the Babylonian Fund. 2. Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum. ISBN 9780934718295. OCLC 6090804.
- ——— (1983). Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative. Bible and literature series. 9. Sheffield, UK: Almond Press. ISBN 9780907459231. OCLC 10214708.
- ——— (1985). The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253318503. OCLC 924981288.
- ——— (1991). Biblical Poetry Through Medieval Jewish Eyes. Indiana studies in biblical literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780585106120. OCLC 43475924.
- ——— (1994). Zephaniah: a new translation with introduction and commentary. Anchor Bible. 25A. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 9780385266314. OCLC 28928604.
- ——— (2001). Esther: the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation. JPS Bible Commentary. Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society. ISBN 9780827606999. OCLC 44669511.
- ——— (2001). Esther . Miḳra le-Yiśraʼel Commentary. Tel Aviv: Am Oved. ISBN 9789651313257. OCLC 48838494.
- ——— (2002). Lamentations: A Commentary. Old Testament library. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 9780664218492. OCLC 49892430.
- "Adele Berlin". University of Maryland. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- Herzberg, Walter (1998). "Traditional Commentators Anticipating a Modern Literary Approach". Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World: A Tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon. Continuum. p. 517.
- Crenshaw, James L. (2004). "Foreword". The Psalms In Israel's Worship. Eerdmans. p. xxx.
- Nicholson, Sarah (2002). Three Faces of Saul: An Intertextual Approach to Biblical Tragedy. Continuum. p. 13.
- Jewish Book Council. National Jewish Book Awards Retrieved February 2017.
- "Adele Berlin - CurriculumVitae". Retrieved March 5, 2019.