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Loren Spielman

 

Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies

Contact

(503)725-5940
spielman@pdx.edu

 

 

 

 

 



Ph.D. Ancient Judaism, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2010
M.A. Ancient Judaism, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2002
B.A. Ancient Judaism, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2000
B.A. Literature and Creative Writing, Columbia University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • JST 201: Introduction to Judaism
  • JST/HST 317U: Jewish History I
  • HST 319U: Rabbinic Culture in a Roman World
  • JST 324U: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
  • JST 325U: Retelling the Bible
  • RST 415: Jews and Christians: Ancient Sources and Contemporary Perspectives

Research Interests

  • Political, social and economic history of ancient Palestine
  • Rabbinic literature and culture
  • Social history of the Later Roman Empire
  • Sport and spectacle in the ancient Mediterranean
  • Jewish and Christian dialogue in Late Antiquity

Representative Publications

  • Sitting with Scorners: Ancient Jewish Attitudes towards Sport and Spectacle (forthcoming)
  • "Playing Roman in Jerusalem: Jewish Attitudes towards Sport and Spectacle during the Second Temple Period," in Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports and Athletics, Vol. 23 of Studies in Jewish Civilization. Edited by L. Greenspoon. (Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2012).
  • "Review: Holger M. Zellentin, Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature," Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (SCJR):9. (2014).