Skip Navigation
UT wordmark
College of Liberal Arts wordmark
rs masthead
Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

George Anthony Keddie

M.A.R., Yale University Divinity School

Contact

Biography

G. Anthony (Tony) Keddie is currently a third-year Ph.D. student studying Ancient Judaism and Christianity. He holds a M.A. in Religious Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 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 often involved in archaeological work in Israel or Italy. In recent years, he has worked at dig sites in Bethsaida and Omrit in Israel and at the synagogue in Ostia, Italy.

Keddie is a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellow and a David J. Bruton, Jr. fellow.

Interests

Religion and Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean | Hellenistic Judaism | OT Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha | Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism | Religion and Empire | Religion and the Politics of Class
bottom border