S. H. Hooke (1874-1968) was an Old Testament scholar and a leader of the "Myth and Ritual School" of interpretation. He taught at the University of Toronto and then the University of London. He sought to integrate biblical studies with anthropology and archaeology. Among his many publications are 'The Seige Perilous,' 'Middle Eastern Mythology,' and 'Babylonian and Assyrian Religion.' He also edited the important volumes: 'Myth and Ritual'; 'The Labyrinth'; and 'Myth, Ritual and Kingship.'