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 book Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel will appear in spring 2017 (Harvard University Press). She serves as director of the Program in Judaic Studies.
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 T
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
Courses – Spring 2017
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Studies in Greco-Roman Religions – Late Antique Jewish Texts and Material Culture in Christian Context
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm W
JDS 202 / REL 202 (HA) No Audit
Great Books of the Jewish Tradition
11:00 am – 12:20 pm T Th
- "'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.