Contact Us

Depatment Secretary: Meirav Fischer
Room 4605, Humanities Building
Office Hours: Sun., Mon., Tue., Thu. 10:00-13:00, Wed. 9:30-12:30, 14:30-15:00
Tel.: 02-5880287 | Fax: 02-5883572

Advisor to BA Students: Dr. Eviatar Shulman
Email: | Tel. 02-5882898

Advisor to MA Students: Dr. Yonatan Moss
Email: | Tel. 02-5882388 

Department Chair: Dr. Naphtali Meshel 
Email: | Tel. 02-5880308




Prof. Paula Fredriksen

Aurelio Professor of Scripture emerita at Boston University, since 2009 I have been privileged to teach at the Hebrew University. My latest two studies, Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle (2017), and When Christians Were Jews (2018), place the Jesus-movement’s Jewish messianic message within the wider world of ancient Mediterranean culture, politics, and power.


Dr. Serge Ruzer


My research and publications have two focuses. First, Jewish contexts of nascent Christianity. Here, I continue an already traditional direction of investigating patterns of Jewish thought from late Second Temple period as possible background for the beliefs of Jesus' followers.


Dr. David Satran

Office hours: by appointment (On sabbatical leave March 2017-February 2018)

I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation under the direction of Prof. (emeritus) Michael Stone on early Jewish and Christian exegesis of the book of Daniel and from its completion (1986) the Dept. of Comparative Religion has been my academic home at the Hebrew University. My teaching touches on different aspects of the history of Christianity with an emphasis on the period of the early Church.


Tom Sela

My research focuses on the relation between universalism and localism in the formation of a religious community.

Anita Shtrubel

My research focuses on Church-State relations in the Late-Antique Roman Empire, as reflected in ecclesiastical historiography of the …