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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Judaism in Antiquity

Durham’s research strengths, especially in Second Temple Judaism, give opportunities for research in many areas, including the Jewish diaspora in the Roman Empire; postbiblical Judaism, Aramaic Targums, Septuagint, Talmud and Midrash; Jewish Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Dead Sea Scrolls; and Jews and the Church Fathers. We also offer teaching of several ancient languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Ethiopic.

Key Staff:

A Greek reading group provided by Jan Dochhorn is running which deals with Greek sources pertaining to Ancient Judaism (2017/18: 1 Henoch)

Please contact Jan Dochhorn, if you need information about language teaching and reading groups at the department for any Oriental language.

Please click here for a list of the Judaism in Late Antiquity research seminars. This research seminar is planned to be reestablished. If you are interested in such a research seminar and for any suggestions please contact Jan Dochhorn.