Articles/Chapters

A Fragment from the letters of Paul on papyrus from around 200 CE (from the Michigan papyri collection).

A Fragment from the letters of Paul on papyrus from around 200 CE (from the Michigan papyri collection).

  1. “Jewish Bath-Houses in the Roman Period: A Test-case of the Confluence of Archaeological Finds and Talmudic Texts.” Nineteenth Archaeological Conference in Israel (summaries), Jerusalem 1993, pp. 25-26. (Heb.)
  2. “Did the Jews at First Abstain from Using the Roman Bath-House?,” Cathedra, 75 (1995), pp. 3-35. (Heb.)
  3. Pylè – Puma – Sfat Medinah and a Halacha Concerning Bath-houses,” Sidra, 11 (1995), pp. 5-19 (Heb.)
  4. What Happened to Rabbi Abbahu at the Tiberian Bath-House? – The Place of Realia and Daily Life in the Talmudic Aggada,” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, 17 (1995), pp. 7-20. (Heb.)
  5. Hadrian’s Actions in the Jerusalem Temple Mount According to Cassius Dio and Xiphilini Manus,” Jewish Studies Quarterly, 4 (1997), pp. 125-144.
  6. “Second Temple Period,” A bibliographical entry in Encyclopedia Judaica, an electronic revised edition, Jerusalem 1997.
  7. Abraham Kahana (1874-1946): A Self-Trained Scholar and Publisher in Jewish Studies,” Kiryat Sefer: Collected Essays, Supplement to Vol. 68 (1998), pp. 7-19 (Heb.).
  8. “‘Interpretive Citation’ in the Epistle of Barnabas and the Early Christian Attitude towards the Temple Mount,” in: C.A. Evans (ed.), The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (JSPS 33; Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity 7; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), pp. 353-362.
  9. The Place of James’ Tomb and the Status of the Temple Mount in Judaism and Christianity after 70 CE,” in: Proceedings of the 12th International conference of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem: Magnes, 2000), pp. 1-9. (Heb.); see also no. 16.
  10. The Roman Bath as a Jewish Institution: Another Look at the Encounter between Judaism and the Greco-Roman Culture“, Journal for the Study of Judaism, 31 (2000), pp. 416-454.
  11. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem as a Cultic Site and Political Center in Judaism and Christianity,” in: Y. Reiter (ed.), Sovereignty of God and Man: Sanctity and Political Centrality on the Temple Mount (JIIS 88; Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Center for Israel Studies, 2001), pp. 25-56 (Heb.). For a revised English version see no. 22.
  12. Realia, Daily Life, and the Transmission of Local stories During the Talmudic Period,” in: L.V. Rutgers (ed.), What Athens has to do with Jerusalem: Essays on Classical, Jewish and Early Christian Archaeology In Honor of Gideon Foerster (Leuven: Peeters, 2002), pp. 235-265.
  13. Viewing the Sculptural Environment; Shaping the Second Commandment,” in: Peter Schäfer (ed.), The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture III (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 93; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002), pp. 411-433.
  14. The Urban Layout of Aelia Capitolina: A New View from the Perspective of the Temple Mount,” in: Peter Schäfer (ed.), The Bar Kokhba War Reconsidered (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 100; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003), pp. 241-277.
  15. On Idolatry in the Roman Bath House – Two Comments,” Cathedra, 110 (2003), pp. 173-180 (Heb.).
  16. The Tomb of James Brother of Jesus as Locus Memoriae,” Harvard Theological Review, 97 (2004), pp. 32-59. See also no. 9.
  17. The Matrix of Ancient Judaism: A Review Essay of Seth Schwartz’s Imperialism and Jewish Society 200 BCE to 640 CE,” Prooftexts, 24 (2004), pp. 116-128.
  18. The Temple Mount, the Rabbis, and the Poetics of Memory,” Hebrew Union College Annual, 74 (2004), pp. 49-113
  19. A New/Old Reading of the lithos epi  lithon Prophecy and the Role of the Temple Mount in the Jesus Movement,” in: J. Pastor and M. Mor (eds.), The Beginnings of Christianity (Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2005), pp. 325-347.
  20. Jews and Judaism 70-429 CE,” in: D. Potter (ed.), A Companion to the Roman World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), pp. 565-586.
  21. Roman Statues, Rabbis, and Graeco-Roman Culture,” in: A. Norich and Y.Z. Eliav (eds.), Jewish Literatures and Cultures:  Context and Intertext (Brown Judaic Studies 349; Providence RI, 2008), pp. 99-115.
  22. The Temple Mount in Jewish and Early Christian Traditions: A New Look,” in: T. Mayer and S.A. Mourad (eds.), Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (London and New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 47-66. Revised English version of no. 11.
  23. The Desolating Sacrilege: A Jewish Christian Discourse on Statuary, Space, and Power,” in: Y.Z. Eliav et al. (eds.), The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion 9; Leuven: Peeters, 2008), pp. 605-627.
  24. Secularism, Hellenism, and Rabbis in Antiquity,” in: Z. Gitelman (ed.), Religion or Ethnicity: Jewish Identities in Evolution (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press; 2009), pp. 7-23.
  25. A Scary Place: Jewish Magic in the Roman Bathhouse,” in: L. Di Segni et al. (eds.), Man Near a Roman Arch: Studies Presented to Prof. Yoram Tsafrir (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2009), pp. 88-97.
  26. Jacob Neusner and the Scholarship on Ancient Judaism: Introduction,” Henoch 31 (2009), pp. 247-248.
  27. Entry on “Jerusalem,” in: M. Gagarin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (7 vols.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 4:112-115.
  28. Entry on “Jews and Judaism,” in: M. Gagarin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (7 vols.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 4:123-131.
  29. Bathhouses as Places of Social and Cultural Interactions,” in: C. Hezser (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 605-622.
  30. Entry on “Baths,” in: J. J. Collins and D. C. Harlow (eds.), The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism (Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, 2010), 432-434.
  31. Entry on “Medicine and Hygiene,” in: J. J. Collins and D. C. Harlow (eds.), The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism (Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, 2010), 929-931.
  32. Samuel Krauss and the Early Study of the Physical World of the Rabbis in Roman Palestine,Journal of Jewish Studies, 65 (2014), pp. 38-57.
  33. The Material World of Babylonia as Seen from Roman Palestine: Some Preliminary Observations,” in: Markham Geller (ed.), The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud (Institute of Jewish Studies Studies in Judaica 16; Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 153-185.
  34. From Realia to Material Culture: The Reception of Samuel Krauss’ Talmudische Archäologie,” in Joseph Patrich, Orit Peleg-Barkay, and Erez Ben-Yosef (eds.), Arise, Walk through the Land: Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel in Memory of Yizhar Hirschfeld (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2016), 17-27.
  35. “Judaea, the Palestinian Coast, the Galilee, Idumaea, and Samaria,” in: T. Kaizer (ed.), A Companion to the Hellenistic and Roman East (forthcoming in the Wiley-Blackwell Companions Series).
  36. Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough, the author of Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period, and his Scholarly Work,” in: I. Gafni & A. Oppenheimer (eds.), Jewish and Christian Scholars of the Twentieth Century (accepted; Heb.).
  37. Entries on Herodis, Tiberias and Paneas in The New Onomasticon of Ancient Palestine (ed. L.I. Levine; Jerusalem: Hebrew University, in press; Heb.).
  38. “The Temple Mount in Jewish Liturgy: Re-Examination of the Historical Background,” in: S. Ward et al. (eds.), Avoda and Ibada: Studies in Jewish and Islamic Liturgy (accepted).