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Department of the Study of Religions

Professor Catherine Hezser

Dr Theol (Heidelberg) PhD(JTS, New York) Habilitation (Free Univ. Berlin) FRSA

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Catherine Hezser
Department of the Study of Religions

Professor of Jewish Studies

Centre for Jewish Studies

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member, Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Name:
Professor Catherine Hezser
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SOAS, University of London
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Russell Square: College Buildings
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Tuesdays 10-11am, Thursdays 11am-12pm

Biography

Prof. Catherine Hezser studied Jewish Studies, Theology and Philosophy at the universities of Muenster and Heidelberg in Germany and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. She completed her studies with a Dr. theol. (Heidelberg, 1986) and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies (New York, 1992). After spending two years as a senior research fellow at Kings College Cambridge, (1992-94) she went to the Free University Berlin to teach and complete her Habilitation in Jewish Studies (Berlin, 1997). Afterwards she did research at the Hebrew University Jerusalem as a Yad Hanadiv - Rothberg Foundation fellow and was granted a Heisenberg Professorship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. From 2000 to 2005 she was the Al and Felice Lippert Professor of Jewish Studies at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures. Since 2005 she has been teaching at SOAS, University of London.

Research

Prof. Hezser has distinguished herself as a major expert in the social history of Jews in Roman Palestine in late antiquity. She employs the methods and results of the social sciences and of (post-modern) literary criticism to better understand Jewish life and culture in Hellenistic and Roman times. In her many publications she examines ancient Judaism within the context of Graeco-Roman and early Christian society. Prof. Hezser is also interested in issues of modern Jewish identity and its literary expressions in Europe, America and Israel.

Prof. Hezser has participated in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects, e.g., as a senior research fellow at King's College, Cambridge (1992-94), in a project on early Judaism and Christianity with the late Prof. Keith Hopkins; at the Free University, Berlin (1994-2000), in a project on the Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman culture, initiated by Prof. Peter Schaefer. She carried out research on ancient Jewish slavery as Lady Davies Visiting Research Professor at the Hebrew University (2003). Before joining the SOAS faculty she held the Al and Felice Lippert Chair of Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Culture at Trinity College Dublin (2000-05). She is currently editing a joint volume on Jewish Art in its Roman-Byzantine Context and working on monographs on Nonverbal Communication, Gestures, and Body Language in Rabbinic Literature and Rabbinic Judaism and the Beginning of Jewish Medical Ethics. She is also involved in several international interdisciplinary projects concerning Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture in late antiquity.

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Languages
  • Aramaic
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  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin Lingala
  • Spanish

Publications

Authored Books

Hezser, Catherine (2011) Jewish Travel in Antiquity. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 144)

Hezser, Catherine (2005) Jewish Slavery in Antiquity. Oxford University Press.

Hezser, Catherine (2001) Jewish Literacy in Roman Palestine. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 81)

Hezser, Catherine (1997) The Social Structure of the Rabbinic Movement in Roman Palestine. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; v.66)

Hezser, Catherine (1993) Form, Function, and Historical Significance of the Rabbinic Story in Yerushalmi Neziqin. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; v.37)

Hezser, Catherine (1990) Lohnmetaphorik und Arbeitswelt. Das Gleichnis von den Arbeitern im Weinberg (Mt. 20:1-16) im Rahmen rabbinischer Lohngleichnisse. Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. (Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus; v.15)

Edited Books

Hezser, Catherine, ed. (2010) The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History)

Hezser, Catherine, ed. (2003) Rabbinic Law in Its Roman and Near Eastern Context. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism)

Hezser, Catherine, ed. (2002) Representing the Shoah for the 21st Century. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck.

Hezser, Catherine and Schaefer, Peter, eds. (2000) The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol. 2. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck. (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism)

Book Chapters

Hezser, Catherine (2014) '"Paul's 'Fool's Speech' (2 Cor. 11:16-32) in the Context of Ancient Jewish and Graeco-Roman Culture".' In: Tomson, Peter, (ed.), Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 221-244. (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum - 14)

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Law, Jewish.' In: Bagnall, Roger S. and Brodersen, Kai and Champion, Craige B., (eds.), The Encyclopaedia of Ancient History. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 3947-3949.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Ancient 'Science Fiction': Journeys into Space and Visions of the World in Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Literature of Antiquity.' In: Porter, Stanley E. and Pitts, Andrew W., (eds.), Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament; Vol.2 Early Christianity in its Hellenistic Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 397-438. (Texts and editions for New Testament study, 1574-7085)

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Seduced by the Enemy or Wise Strategy? The Presentation of Non-Violence and Accommodation with Foreign Powers in Ancient Jewish Literary Sources.' In: Albertz, Rainer and Woehrle, Jakob, (eds.), Between Cooperation and Hostility. Multiple Identities in Ancient Judaism and the Interaction with Foreign Powers. Goettingen and Bristol, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 221-250.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Zukunftshoffnung nach der Shoah? Messianismus, Utopie und Unsterblichkeit im Denken von Zygmunt Bauman und Emmanuel Levinas.' In: Palmer, Gesine and Brose, Thomas, (eds.), Religion und Politik: Das Messianische in Theologien, Religionswissenschaften und Philosophien des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 191-207.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'The Jesus Movement as a 'Popular' Judaism for the Unlearned.' In: von Gemuenden, Petra and Horrell, David G. and Kuechler, Max, (eds.), Jesus - Gestalt und Gestaltungen. Rezeptionen des Galilaeers in Wissenschaft, Kirche und Gesellschaft. Goettingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, pp. 79-104.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Part Whore, Part Wife: Slave Women in the Palestinian Rabbinic Tradition.' In: Eisen, Ute E. and Gerber, Christine and Standhartinger, Angela, (eds.), Doing Gender - Doing Religion. Fallstudien zur Intersektionalitaet im fruehen Judentum, Christentum und Islam. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 303-324.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Dirt and Garbage in the Ancient Jewish Religious Imagination and in Daily Life.' In: Boustan, Raanan S. and Herrmann, Klaus and Leicht, Raimund and Reed, Annette Y., (eds.), Envisioning Judaism. Studies in Honor of Peter Schaefer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 107-127.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Orality, Textuality, and Memory in the Transmission of Rabbinic Legal Narratives.' In: Adam, Klaus-Peter and Avemarie, Friedrich and Wazana, Nili, (eds.), Law and Narrative in the Bible and in Neighbouring Ancient Cultures. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 279-295.

Hezser, Catherine (2011) 'Slavery and the Jews.' In: Bradley, Keith and Cartledge, Paul, (eds.), The Cambridge World History of Slavery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 438-455.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Form-Criticism of Rabbinic Literature.' In: Bieringer, Reimund and Garcia Martinez, Florentino and Pollefeyt, Didier and Tomson, Peter J., (eds.), The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature. Leiden and Boston: Brill, pp. 97-110. (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Material Culture and Daily Life.' In: Goodman, Martin, (ed.), Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 301-317. (Proceedings of the British Academy, no.165)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) '"Correlating Literary, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources".' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 9-27. (Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) '"The Graeco-Roman Context of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine".' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 28-47. (Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) '"Travel and Mobility".' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 210-226. (Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) '"Private and Public Education".' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 465-481. (Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History)

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'From Oral Conversations to Written Texts: Randomness in the Transmission of Rabbinic Traditions.' In: Weissenrieder, Annette and Coote, Robert B., (eds.), The Interface of Orality and Writing. Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 36-51. (WUNT 260)

Hezser, Catherine (2009) 'Ben-Hur and Ancient Jewish Slavery.' In: Rogers, Zuleika, (ed.), A Wandering Galilean: Essays in Honour of Sean Freyne. Leiden; Boston: Brill, pp. 121-139. (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, v.132)

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'The Halitza Shoe: Between Female Subjugation and Symbolic Emasculation.' In: Nahshon, Edna, (ed.), Jews and Shoes. Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, pp. 47-63.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Rabbinische Gleichnisse und ihre Vergleichbarkeit mit neutestamentlichen Gleichnissen.' In: Zimmermann, Ruben, (ed.), Hermeneutik der Gleichnisse Jesu. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 217-237. (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, XX)

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Roman Law and Rabbinic Legal Composition.' In: Fonrobert, Charlotte and Jaffee, Martin, (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Rabbinic Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 144-163.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Post-Colonialism and the Irish-Jewish Experience: The novels of David Marcus and Ronit Lentin.' In: Staehler, Axel, (ed.), Anglophone Jewish Literature. London: Routledge, pp. 143-160.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Passover and Social Equality: Women, Slaves and Minors in Bavli Pesahim.' In: Ilan, Tal, (ed.), A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 91-107.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'The Impact of Other Disciplines Upon Biblical Scholarship: Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism.' In: Rogerson, John and Lieu, Judith, (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies. Oxford: Oxford university Press, pp. 120-132.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) '‘The Slave of a Scholar is Like a Scholar’: Stories About Rabbis and Their Slaves in the Babylonian Talmud.' In: Rubenstein, Jeffrey, (ed.), Creation and Composition: The Contribution of the Bavli Redactors. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 198-217.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) 'Toward the Study of Jewish Popular Culture in Roman Palestine.' In: Perani, Mauro, (ed.), "The Words of a Wise Man’s Mouth Are Gracious" (Qoh. 10,12): Festschrift. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 267-297.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Slaves and Slavery in Rabbinic and Roman Law.' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), Rabbinic Law in its Roman and Near Eastern Context. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 133-176.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Literacy and the Use of Writing in Jewish and Roman Society of Late Antiquity.' In: Kalmin, Richard and Schwartz, Seth, (eds.), Jewish Culture and Society Under the Christian Roman Empire. Leiden and New York: Peeters, pp. 149-195.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'The Exposure and Sale of Infants in Rabbinic and Roman Law.' In: Herrmann, Klaus and Schlueter, Margarete and Veltri, Giuseppe, (eds.), Jewish Studies Between the Disciplines. Leiden: Brill, pp. 3-28.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Slaves and Slavery in Rabbinic and Roman Law.' In: Hezser, Catherine, (ed.), Rabbinic Law in Its Roman and Near Eastern Context. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 133-176.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Der Rabbi als spezifisch juedische Identifikationsfigur der Spaetantike.' In: Aland, Barbara and Hahn, Johannes and Ronning, Christian, (eds.), Literarische Konstituierung von Identifikationsfiguren in der Antike. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 139-153. (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum)

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'The Mishnah and Ancient Book Production.' In: Neusner, J. and Avery-Peck, A. J., (eds.), The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective. Vol.1. Brill, pp. 167-192.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Classical Rabbinic Literature.' In: Goodman, Martin, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 115-140.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Einheit und Vielfalt in der rabbinischen Halakhah.' In: Konradt, Matthias and Steinert, Ulrike, (eds.), Ethos und Identität. Einheit und Vielfalt des Judentums in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit. Paderborn: Schöningh, pp. 149-163.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'The Social Status of Slaves in the Talmud Yerushalmi and in Graeco-Roman Society.' In: Schaefer, Peter, (ed.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol. 3. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 91-137.

Hezser, Catherine (2000) 'The (In)Significance of Jerusalem in the Talmud Yerushalmi.' In: Hezser, Catherine and Schaefer, Peter, (eds.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol.2. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 11-49.

Hezser, Catherine (2000) 'Interfaces Between Rabbinic Literature and Graeco-Roman Philosophy.' In: Hezser, Catherine and Schaefer, Peter, (eds.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol.2. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 161-187.

Hezser, Catherine (2000) 'Rabbis and Other Friends: Friendship in the Talmud Yerushalmi and in Graeco-Roman Literature.' In: Hezser, Catherine and Schaefer, Peter, (eds.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol.2. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 189-254.

Hezser, Catherine (1998) '‘Privat’ und ‘öffentlich’ im Talmud Yerushalmi und in der griechisch-römischen Antike.' In: Schaefer, Peter, (ed.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol.1. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 423-579.

Hezser, Catherine (1998) 'The Codification of Legal Knowledge in Late Antiquity: The Talmud Yerushalmi and Roman Law Codes.' In: Schaefer, Peter, (ed.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Vol.1. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, pp. 581-641.

Hezser, Catherine (1995) 'Apophthegmata Patrum and Apophthegmata of the Rabbis.' In: La Narrativa Cristiana Antica. Codici Narrativi, Strutture Formali, Schemi Retorici. Rome: Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, pp. 453-464. (Studia Ephemeridia Augustinianum)

Articles

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Samuel Krauss' Contribution to the Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman Culture in the Context of Wissenschaft Scholarship.' Modern Judaism, 33 (3). pp. 1-31.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Freak, Not Sage: An Exploration into Freakishness in Modern Jewish Culture.' Culture & Dialogue, 3 (1). pp. 51-72.

Hezser, Catherine (2011) 'Neuere Forschungen zum Rabbinischen Judentum.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 136 (2). pp. 218-234.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Oral and Written Communication and Transmission of Knowledge in Ancient Judaism and Christianity.' Oral Tradition Journal, 25 (1). pp. 75-92.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'From Study House to Marketplace: Rabbinic Guidelines for the Economy of Roman Palestine.' Antiquité Tardive, 14 . pp. 39-45.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) '‘Are You Protestant Jews, Or Roman Catholic Jews?’ - Literary Representations of Being Jewish in Ireland.' Modern Judaism, 25 (2). pp. 159-188.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'The Impact of Household Slaves On the Jewish Family in Roman Palestine.' Journal for the Study of Judaism, 34 (4). pp. 375-424.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Shoah Survivors and the Second Generation in American Jewish Writing: Bernard Malamud, Rebecca Goldstein, Thane Rosenbaum.' Jewish Studies Quarterly, 9 . pp. 143-159.

Hezser, Catherine (2001) 'Freud’s Oedipus-Complex and the Problems of Jewish Assimilation in the Writings of Franz Kafka and Philip Roth.' Jewish Studies Quarterly, 8 . pp. 248-278.

Hezser, Catherine (1997) '‘Joseph and Aseneth’ in the Context of Ancient Greek Erotic Novels.' Frankfurter Judaistische Beitraege, 24 . pp. 1-40.

Hezser, Catherine (1996) 'Die Verwendung der Hellenistischen Gattung Chrie im frühen Christentum und Judentum.' Journal for the Study of Judaism, 27 . pp. 371-439.

Hezser, Catherine (1993) 'Social Fragmentation, Plurality of Opinion, and Nonobservance of Halakhah: Rabbis and Community in Late Roman Palestine.' Jewish Studies Quarterly, 1 . pp. 234-251.

Book Reviews

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Sarah Ferber, 'Bioethics in Historical Perspective'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.' LSE Review of Books .

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Marcel Danesi, 'The History of the Kiss! The Birth of Popular Culture', Palgrave Macmillan , 2013.' LSE Review of Books .

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Katrin Pietzner, Bildung, Elite, und Konkurrenz. Heiden und Christen vor der Zeit Constantins, STAC 77, Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 139 (1). pp. 79-80.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Rachel Neis, 'The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture. Jewish Ways of Seeing in Late Antiquity'. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 139 (5). pp. 557-559.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Margaret H. Williams, 'Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment'. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 139 (5). pp. 561-563.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) '"Review of: Moshe Simon-Shoshan, Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012".' Journal of Semitic Studies, 59 (2). pp. 459-460.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) '"Review of: Alan Appelbaum, The Dynasty of the Jewish Patriarchs, Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013".' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 139 (7/8). pp. 859-861.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) '"Review of: Shai Secunda, The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in its Sasanian Context, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013".' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 139 (7/8). pp. 867-869.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of Jenny Labendz, 'Socratic Torah: Non-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 65 (2). pp. 425-427.

Hezser, Catherine (2014) 'Review of: Alexander Samely et al., 'Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmud'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 65 (2). pp. 423-425.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Hayim Lapin, Rabbis as Romans. The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 138 (4). pp. 428-430.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Benjamin Isaac and Yuval Shahar, eds., Judaea-Palaestina, Babylon and Rome: Jews in Antiquity, Tuebingen: mohr Siebeck, 2012.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 138 (4). pp. 422-424.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Lutz Doering, Ancient Jewish Letters and the Beginnings of Christian Epistolography, Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 138 (6). pp. 665-667.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Geoffrey Herman, 'A Prince Without a Kingdom: The Exilarch in the Sasanian Era'. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 138 (7/8). pp. 790-792.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Naftali S. Cohn, The Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 138 (10). pp. 1077-1079.

Hezser, Catherine (2013) 'Review of: Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar, 'Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135-700 CE'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 76 (3). pp. 497-499.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) '"Review of: Peter J. Beck, Presenting History: Past and Present, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011".' LSE Review of Books (online journal), 2012 .

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of John A. Hall, 'Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography'. London and New York: Verso. 2011.' LSE Review of Books (online journal) .

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Moshe Halbertal, On Sacrifice. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2012.' LSE Review of Books (internet site) .

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Holger M. Zellentin, Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature, TSAJ 139, Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck 2011.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 137 (1). pp. 32-33.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Ra'anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, Marina Rustow (eds.), "Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History. Authority, Diaspora, Tradition". Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 137 (2). pp. 153-154.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Jodi Magness, 'Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Daily Life in the Time of Jesus'. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2011.' The Journal of Theological Studies, 63 (1).

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Joseph Patrich, Studies in the Archaeology and History of Caesarea Maritima, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 137 (7-8). pp. 799-800.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of Reuven Firestone, Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.' LSE Review of Books .

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Alexei Sivertsev, Judaism and Imperial Ideology in Late Antiquity, Cambridge: CUP, 2011.' Gnomon, 84 . pp. 760-761.

Hezser, Catherine (2012) 'Review of: Korbinian Spann, Beschreibung und Wahrnehmung des Fremden in der rabbinischen Literatur, Bern 2010.' Orientalische Literaturzeitung, 107 (4-5). pp. 266-268.

Hezser, Catherine (2011) 'Review of: Johanna Erzberger, Kain, Abel und Israel. Die Rezeption von Gen 4,1-16 in rabbinischen Midraschim. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011.' Orientalische Literaturzeitung, 106 (6). pp. 398-399.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of Devora Steinmetz, Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law, Philadelphia 2008.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 61 (1). p. 178.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of Tal Ilan and Thomas Ziem, Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity, Part III: The Western Diaspora 333 BCE - 650 CE, Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2008.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 61 (1). pp. 178-179.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of Gwynn Kessler, Conceiving Israel: The Foetus in Rabbinic Narratives, Philadelphia 2009.' Review of Biblical Literature (online journal) .

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film, ed. John Lyden, London 2009.' Culture and Religion, 11 (3). pp. 305-307.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of: Albert I. Baumgarten, Elias Bickerman as a Historian of the Jews. A Twentieth Century Tale, Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck 2010.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 135 (10). pp. 1080-1082.

Hezser, Catherine (2010) 'Review of: Eckart Reinmuth (ed.), Joseph und Aseneth. Eingeleitet, ediert, uebersetzt u.m. interpretierenden Essays versehen. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2009.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 135 (10). pp. 1086-1088.

Hezser, Catherine (2009) 'Review of: David Brodsky, 'A Bride Without a Blessing: A Study in the Redaction and Content of Massekhet Kallah and Its Gemara', Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2006.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 60 (1). pp. 154-156.

Hezser, Catherine (2009) 'Review of: Annelies Kuyt and Gerold Necker (eds.), 'Orient als Grenzbereich? Rabbinisches und ausserrabbinisches' Judentum, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2008.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 134 (3). pp. 283-284.

Hezser, Catherine (2009) 'Review of: David Daube, The Deed and the Doer in the Bible. David Daube's Giffort Lectured, ed. Calum Carmichael. West Conshohoken, Penn.: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008.' Hebraic political studies, 4 (2). pp. 190-194.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Review of Israel J. Yuval, 'Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages'.' Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 76 (1). pp. 202-205.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Review of Alexander Samely, 'Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought. An Introduction'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 59 (2). pp. 328-329.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Review of Rivka Ulmer, ed., 'Discussing Cultural Differences. Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism', Lanham: University Press of America, 2007.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 133 (10). pp. 1055-1057.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Review of: Emmanuel Friedheim, 'Rabbinisme et Paganisme en Palestine romaine'. Etude historique des Realia talmudiques (I - IV siecles), Leiden: Brill, 2006.' Frankfurter Judaistische Beitraege, 34 . pp. 201-204.

Hezser, Catherine (2008) 'Review of: Juergen Zangenberg et al. (eds), 'Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee'. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2007.' Frankfurter Judaistische Beitraege, 34 . pp. 204-208.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Peter Schäfer, 'Jesus in the Talmud'.' Review of Biblical Literature .

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Marc Bregman, 'The Tanhuma-Yelammedenu Literature: Studies in the Evolution of the Versions'.' Jewish Quarterly Review, 97 . pp. 39-42.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Ronen Reichman, 'Abduktives Denken und talmudische Argumentation'.' Theologische Literaturzeitung, 132 . pp. 150-152.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of H.-J. Becker/C. Berner, 'Avot de-Rabbi-Natan. Synoptische Edition beider Versionen'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 58 (2). pp. 348-350.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Dagmar Börner-Klein, 'Pirke de-Rabbi Elieser'.' Jewish Quarterly Review, 97 (2). pp. 39-42.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Vered Noam, 'Megillat Ta’anit: Versions, Interpretation, History [Hebr.]'.' Jewish Quarterly Review, 97 (2). pp. 39-42.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of Christopher Deacy, 'Faith in Films. Religious Themes in Contemporary Cinema'.' Culture and Religion, 8 (1). pp. 105-107.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of: Stuart S. Miller, 'Sages and Commoners in Late Antique Erez Israel. A Philological Inquiry into Local Traditions in Talmud Yerushalmi'. Tuebingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2006.' Jahrbuch fuer Antike und Christentum, 50 . pp. 220-222.

Hezser, Catherine (2007) 'Review of S. Safrai, Z. Safrai, J. Schwartz, P.J. Tompson (eds), 'The Literature of the Sages, Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, Ancient Science and the Languages of Rabbinic Literature'. CRINT II.3a, Van Gorcum, 2006.' The Expository Times, 118 . pp. 570-571.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'Review of Jacob Neusner, 'The Social Teaching of Rabbinic Judaism'.' Orientalische Literaturzeitung, 101 . pp. 56-59.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'Review of Michael Fishbane, 'Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 57 (2). pp. 350-352.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'Review of Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz (ed.), 'The Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud Yerushalmi'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 57 (2). pp. 356-358.

Hezser, Catherine (2006) 'Review of Eliezer Diamond, 'Holy Men and Hunger Artists. Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 57 (2). pp. 358-360.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) 'Review of David Instone-Brewer, 'Traditions of the Rabbis from the Era of the New Testament, vol.1: Prayer and Agriculture'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 56 (2). pp. 347-349.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) 'Review of Azzan Yadin 'Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 56 (2). pp. 349-350.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) 'Review of Sacha Stern, 'Time and Process in Ancient Judaism'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 56 (2). pp. 350-352.

Hezser, Catherine (2005) 'Review of Elke Tönges, 'Unser Vater im Himmel: Die Bezeichnung Gottes als Vater in der tannaitischen Literatur'.' Orientalische Literaturzeitung, 100 . pp. 76-80.

Hezser, Catherine (2004) 'Review of Ray Rivlin, 'Shalom Ireland: A Social History of the Jews in Modern Ireland'.' Times Literary Supplement (5/1).

Hezser, Catherine (2004) 'Review of Guiseppe Veltri, 'Gegenwart der Tradition. Studien zur jüdischen Literatur und Kulturgeschichte'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 55 (1). pp. 176-178.

Hezser, Catherine (2004) 'Review of Michael Satlow, 'Jewish Marriage in Antiquity'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 55 (1). pp. 178-180.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Review of Jennifer Glancy, 'Slavery in Early Christianity'.' Scripta Classica Israelica, 22 . pp. 1-3.

Hezser, Catherine (2003) 'Review of Alexander Samely, 'Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah'.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 54 (1). pp. 167-168.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Review of Louis Jacobs, 'A Tree of Life. Diversity, Flexibility, and Creativity in Jewish Law'.' Journal of Law and Religion, 17 . pp. 133-136.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Review of Calum E. Carmichael (ed.), 'Essays on Law and Religion. The Berkeley and Oxford Symposia in Honour of David Daube'.' Journal of Law and Religion, 17 . pp. 137-140.

Hezser, Catherine (2002) 'Review of Phyllis Holman, 'Weisbard and David Schonberg, Jewish Law: Bibliography of Sources and Scholarship in English'.' Journal of Law and Religion, 17 . pp. 141-142.

Hezser, Catherine (2000) 'Review of Tal Ilan, 'Integrating Women into Second Temple History'.' Frankfurter Judaistische Beitraege, 27 . pp. 157-164.

Hezser, Catherine (2000) 'Review of Hans-Jürgen Becker, 'Die grossen rabbinischen Sammelwerke Palästinas. Zur literarischen Genese von Talmud Yerushalmi und Midrash Bereshit Rabba'.' Journal for the Study of Judaism, 31 (3). pp. 305-308.

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