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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Ancient Judaism

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:

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 Ancient Judaism research seminars that are currently running, or here for a list of the Judaism in Late Antiquity research seminars that were concluded in 2015.