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George Anthony Keddie

M.A.R., Yale University Divinity School



G. Anthony (Tony) Keddie is currently a fourth-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 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-Judaean author Eupolemos; 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; a class analysis of Third Maccabees; and, an analysis of ritual spaces in the Ostia synagogue.

A Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow, Keddie is currently in the early stages of his dissertation on the socioeconomic settings of three Judaean apocalyptic texts from Herodian Judaea: the Psalms of Solomon, Parables of Enoch, and Testament of Moses.

During summers, Keddie is often involved in archaeological work in Israel or Italy.



Religion and Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean | Hellenistic Judaism | Hebrew Bible Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha | Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism | Religion and Class Politics
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