Michael Tuval

Historian of Religion

Historian of religion, PhD. Graduated summa cum laude from Bar-Ilan University (History of the Middle East). MA magna cum laude from Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period). PhD Hebrew University (Second Temple period).

In 2006-9 was a member of a research group on “Religions of Place and Religions of Community” (Scholion Center, Hebrew University in Jerusalem), in 2010-12 conducted research on the linguistic and theological aspects of the Greek-speaking Judaism of Greco-Roman Diaspora. For several years lectured at the Department of Jewish History and at the Rothberg International School (both at the Hebrew University). Spent three months as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and currently is a visiting research fellow at Ludwig-Maximilian Universität in Munich (Germany).

Author of the book From Jerusalem Priest to Roman Jew: On Josephus and the Paradigms of Ancient Judaism (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2013), and of a number of scholarly and popular-scientific articles. Scholarly editor of the new Russian translation and commentary on the four Books of Maccabees (Moscow-Jerusalem: Mosty Kultury-Gesharim, forthcoming 2014).

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