University of California, Los Angeles

Carol BakhosCarol Bakhos is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained at Harvard and the Jewish Theological Seminary, her research interests include rabbinic literature, late antique Judaism and comparative Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptural interpretation. She is the recipient of several research grants, and in 2007 she was a Visiting Fellow in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton.

In addition to many scholarly articles, Bakhos is the author of The Family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Interpretation (2014), Ishmael on the Border: Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab (2006), and editor of several books including Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (2004), Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (2006) and the most recently published co-edited work, The Talmud in its Iranian Context (2010). In 2009, she served as Acting Director of the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Jewish Studies and currently serves on the Board of the Association for Jewish Studies and is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at University of California, Los Angeles.

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  • 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?