Martha Himmelfarb became a member of the faculty in 1978. Her teaching and research focus on ancient Judaism from the Second Temple period to the rise of Islam. Her most recent book is Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel(Harvard University Press, 2017). She serves as director of the Program in Judaic Studies.
Courses – Spring 2018
REL 341 / JDS 341 (HA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
The Jews in Ancient Egypt
3:00 pm – 4:20 pm T Th
Department Area Requirement: Ancient Mediterranean
Courses – Fall 2017
Studies in Greco-Roman Religions : Introduction to Judaism in the Greco-Roman World
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1:30 pm-4:20 M
REL 246 / JDS 246 (HA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Ancient Judaism from Alexander to the Rise of Islam
10:00 am – 10:50 am M W
- "'Az milifnei vereishit': The Suffering Servant in the Seventh Century." In Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times: A Festschrift for Mark R. Cohen, ed. Arnold E. Franklin et al.
Leiden: Brill, 2014. 369-84.
- "The Messiah Son of Joseph in Ancient Judaism." In Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, ed. Ra'anan Boustan et al.
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. 2:771-90.
- Between Temple and Torah: Essays on Priests, Scribes, and Visionaries in the Second Temple Period and Beyond.
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.