Thesis Title: Religious Identity and Spatiality in Ancient Galilee
My thesis focuses on the interaction between Jewish religious identity during the Second Temple period and the space around these ancient people. I am particularly interested in how this interplay functioned and manifested itself in ancient Galilee, between the 2nd century BCE and 2nd century CE. During this time, Galilee shifted between Hellenistic kingdom’s control, Iturean influence, Hasmonean hegemony, Herodian rulership, and Roman dominion. Areas of study that often cross over with my research interests include studies on: Jewish identity; Hellenism and Judaism; variety in ancient Jewish religious attitudes; Hasmonean and Herodian kingdoms; archaeology of the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods.
Supervisors: Karen Wenell, Charlotte Hempel, Gareth Sears (UoB)
“The Linguistic Connection between Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the “Abomination of Desolation” in the Greek Translations of the Book of Daniel,” ZAW 131.1 (2019): 105-112.
Report on Research Trip to Galilee in Strata (forthcoming)
Review of Berthelot, Katell. In Search of the Promised Land? The Hasmonean Dynasty between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy. Translated by Margaret Rigaud. Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplements 24. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018 - http://enochseminar.org/review/15358