As a historian of late antique Eastern Christianity I inquire into and interpret the delicate balance of continuity and transformation that defines a historical Christian self-identity. Read more about Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony
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.
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Naphtali Meshel joined the Department of Bible and the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2016. His research focuses on the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern contexts, and on its early interpreters. Read more about Naphtali Meshel
Ronit Ricci's research explores the literary cultures of Muslims in South and Southeast Asia including in Java, Indonesia, the Malay World (parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, Singapore),and Sri Lanka. Read more about Ronit Ricci
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. Read more about Serge Ruzer
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. Read more about David Satran
I received all my academic degrees at the Hebrew University, and recently spent 3 years as a post-doc at the Mandel Scholion Center. I taught at numerous other Israeli Universities and am happy to have landed at HUJI. I teach in the Departments for Religious Studies and Asian Studies. Read more about Eviatar Shulman