George Anthony Keddie
— M.A.R., Yale University Divinity School
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Office: BUR 504
- Office Hours: By appointment
- Campus Mail Code: A3700
G. Anthony (Tony) Keddie is currently a third-year Ph.D. student studying Christian Origins and Formative Judaism. He holds a M.A.R. in Second Temple Judaism from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Religion from Temple University.
Keddie’s research usually focuses on the textual and material evidence of Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as the Jewish movements spearheaded by Jesus and Paul. Invariably interested in the intersections of ancient cultures and the applicability of modern social and anthropological theory for understanding them, his recent research projects have included: a study of the socio-rhetorical function of the ethnic group designations Ioudaios (Judaean/Jew) and Israel in Paul’s letter to the Romans; an investigation into the role of epistolarity in the historiography of the Greco-Jewish author Eupolemos; a spatial analysis of the late phase of the Ostia synagogue; a critical examination of the ideologies of rule in the Testament of Moses; a comparison of the unwritten/natural law tradition in the philosophical freedom language of Paul and Philo; and a class analysis of Third Maccabees.
During summers, Keddie is typically involved in archaeological work in Israel or Italy. In recent years, he has volunteered at dig sites in Bethsaida and Omrit in Israel and at the synagogue in Ostia, Italy.