Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity

Carol Bakhos

  • The Book of Genesis in Rabbinic Literature
  • The Sacrifice of the Sons of Abraham in Judaism and Islam
  • The Sons of Abraham in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • What’s Abrahamic about Judaism, Christianity and Islam?

Dean Bell

  • The Meaning of History to Jews

Ra’anan Boustan

  • Do Jews Believe in Angels?
  • When the Empire Became Christian: The Impact of Christianization on Jewish Life in Antiquity
  • Saints and Sages in Ancient Judaism
  • Sin, Blood, and Atonement in Jewish Martyrology: Reflections on the Yom Kippur Liturgy
  • Matter of Contention: Relics of the Biblical Past between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity

Steven Fine

  • Bezalel the Tabernacle Builder and the Art of Building in Late Antique Judaism
  • Jewish, Samaritan and Christian Schools in Late Antique Palestine: Literary and Archaeological Evidence
  • The Color of Jewish Life: Polychromy in the Art of Ancient Judaism
  • New Evidence for the Jewish-Christian Split from Asia Minor

Richard A. Freund

  • Rabbinic and New Testament Archaeology: The Top Ten Discoveries of the 21st Century
  • Secrets of the Cave of Letters: A Dead Sea Mystery
  • Jewish Rhodes: Rediscovering the Jewish Diaspora of Greece

Robert Goldenberg

  • A New Attempt to Define Jewish Identity
  • Ancient Judaim and the Religions of Other People
  • Ancient Judaism and Globalization
  • The Jews Among the Greeks and the Romans
  • Judaism and Hellenism: Conflict or Synthesis (or both)?
  • The Jews and the Roman Empire

Christine E. Hayes

  • Where is an Authentic Jewish Life Possible? Center and Diaspora in Classical Jewish Sources
  • We’re No Angels: Striving for Perfection in Ancient Jewish Literature
  • God’s Critics: Ancient Perspectives on Morality and Biblical Law

Richard Kalmin

  • Zechariah and the Bubbling Blood: Jewish-Christian Interactions in Antiquity

Ruth Langer

  • From Cursing the Christians to Eliminating Evil: The Censorship and Transformation of the Birkat HaMinim

Jodi Magness

  • Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
  • Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome
  • Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James
  • The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Vivian Mann

  • A Shared Tradition: The Decoration of Early Bibles and Qur’ans

Carol Meyers

  • Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present (ppt)
  • The Menorah in the Bible: From Moses to the Maccabees (ppt)
  • Mosaics and Multiculturalism: Discoveries at Ancient Sepphoris (ppt)
  • Piety and Pragmatism: Ancient Synagogues of Galilee (ppt)

Robert M. Seltzer

  • All of Jewish History in One Hour and a Little More

Michael D. Swartz

  • Ancient Jewish Magic
  • From Prayer to Sacrifice: How Rabbis and Synagogue Poets Imagined the Ancient Temple
  • Rediscovering the Lost Poetry of the Ancient Synagogue
  • Riders to the Chariot: Jewish Mysticsm in the Age of the Talmud

Yael Zerubavel

  • Reimagining Antiquity in Israeli culture