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Miriam Pucci Ben Zeev

Department of History
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
84105 Beer-Sheva

Tel.: 07-6472517

e-mail: miriambz@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

EDUCATION

B.A.+M.A.: 1968-1972. University of Padova (Italy), Department of Ancient History. Advisor: Prof. Franco Sartori. Title of thesis: La rivolta ebraica al tempo di Traiano.
Ph.D.:  1972-1977, Jerusalem, The Hebrew University. Advisors: Prof. Alexander Fuks, Prof. Menachem Stern. Title of thesis: The Rebellion of the Jews During the Reign of Trajan.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1975/6:   Lecturer on Greek and Latin literature
Ben Gurion University, Department of General Studies.

1976-1978:  Teacher of Latin - Ben Gurion University, Department of General Studies.

1977:   Teacher of Latin (Summer Courses) - The Hebrew University, Department of General History.

1978—:   Lecturer on Jewish History, Second Temple Period Ben Gurion University, Department of History (full time position)

1978/9:   Lecturer on Roman history (part time position) - The Hebrew University, Department of General History.

1982:   Senior Lecturer — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of History

1983:   Tenured — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of History

2000:  Associate Professor, Dept of History, BGU.
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Positions in academic administration:
1998/9:   Head of the sub-department of Jewish History, in the Department of History, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Educational activities

Courses taught:
1. Ben Gurion University, Department of History: The Jews of Rome Between the Republic and the Empire.

2. Jewish Rights vis-a-vis the Rights of Other Population Groups in the Roman World: The Testimony of the Inscriptions and the Literary Sources.

3. The Historical Reliability of Josephus Flavius’ Writings.

4. Jewish Hellenism.

5. Greek Authors and Their Attitude Toward the Jews.

6. What Did the Romans Think of the Jews?

7. The Emperor Augustus, King Herod and the Jews.

8. The Jews in Egypt in the Third and Second Centuries BCE.

9. Jews, Greeks and Egyptians at Alexandria in the Roman Period.

10. Proselytism and Anti-Judaism in the Second Temple Period.

11. What did it Mean to Be a Woman in the Roman World?

12. The Jewish Papyri: Seven Hundred Years of History.

13. Roman Politics and the Jews.

14. Jewish Revolts Against Roman Power.

15. Introduction to the History of the Jewish People in the Second Temple Period (538 BCE — 70 CE).

16. Roman Government and the Greco-Jewish Conflict at Alexandria, at Caesarea, in Syria and in Asia Minor.

17. The Jews in Babylonia.

18. Diaspora Judaism in the Second Temple Period.

19. The Jews at Elephantine in the Fifth Century BCE.
 

PUBLICATION IN JUDAICA

Books

1. La rivolta ebraica al tempo di Traiano (The Jewish Revolt at the Time of Trajan), Biblioteca di studi antichi, no. 33, ed. Giardini, Pisa 1981

2. Jewish Rights in the Roman World, Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 74, ed. by Martin Hengel and Peter Schäfer, J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tübingen, 1998.
 

Refereed articles

1. "Il movimento insurrezionale in Giudea (117-118 d.C.)" (The Rebellion in Judea, 117-118 CE), Scripta Classica Israelica, 4, 1978, pp. 63-76.

2. "Qualche nota sulla tradizione letteraria della rivolta ebraica al tempo di Traiano" (Some Comments on the Literary Tradition of the Jewish Revolt at the Time of Trajan), Rivista Storica dell’Antichità, 9, 1979, pp. 61-67.

3. "Traiano, la Mesopotamia e gli Ebrei" (Trajan, Mesopotamia and the Jews), Aegyptus, 59, 1979, pp. 168-189.

4. "Sull’ipotesi di una rivolta ebraica in Cirenaica nel I sec. a.C." (On the Hypothesis of a Jewish Rebellion in Cirenaica in the First Century BCE), Rendiconti dell’Ist. Lombardo, 113, 1979, pp. 123-126.

5. "Alexandria ad Aegyptum" (Alexandria of Egypt), Rivista Storica dell’Antichità, 5, 1979, pp. 195-205
"Il significato del termine apoikia nell’opera di Filone Alessandrino" (The Meaning of the Term Apoikia in the Work of Philo), Athenaeum, 59, 1981, pp. 498-499.

6. (An unknown Source on a Possible Treaty Between Hyrcanus I and the Partians), Zion, 46, 1981, pp. 331-338.

7. "Some Historical Remarks on Rufinus’ Historia Ecclesiastica (H.E. IV, 2, 1-5)," Rivista Storica dell’Antichità, 11, 1981, pp. 123-128.

8.  (Josephus Flavius’ View on the Relationship Between the Jews and the Parthians), in: Josephus Flavius: Historian of Eretz-Israel in the Hellenistic-Roman Period, ed. U. Rappaport, Jerusalem 1982, pp. 117-129.

9. "La rivolta ebraica in Egitto (115-117 d.C.) nella storiografia antica" (The Jewish Revolt in Egypt (115-117 CE) in the Ancient Historiography), Aegyptus, 62, 1982, pp. 195-217.

10. "Sullo sfondo politico dei moti insurrezionali ebraici del 116-117 d.C." (On the Political Background of the Jewish Revolts in 116-117 CE), Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 141, 1982-3, pp. 265-277.

11. "C.P.J. II, 158, 435 e la rivolta ebraica al tempo di Traiano" (C.P.J. II, 158, 435 and the Jewish Revolt at the Time of Trajan), Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphie, 51, 1983, pp. 95-103.

12. "Jewish-Parthian Relations in Josephus," The Jerusalem Cathedra, 1983, pp. 13-25.

13. (The Jewish Revolt in Egypt at the Time of the Emperor Trajan), in: Nation and History: Studies in the history of the Jewish People, I, ed. M. Stern, Jerusalem 1983, pp. 125-139.

14. (The Jewish Revolt at the Time of the Emperor Trajan), in: Judea and Rome: The Jewish Revolts, ed.
U. Rappaport, Jerusalem 1983, pp. 117-129.

15. "A Note on Johanan Levy (1901-1945)," Athenaeum, 62, 1984, pp. 644-645.

16. "Cosa pensavano i romani degli ebrei?" (What Did the Romans Think of the Jews?), Athenaeum, 65, 1987, pp. 335-359.

17. (The Attitude of the Romans Toward the Jews), in: Greece and Rome in Eretz-Israel, ed. A. Kasher, G. Fuks, U. Rappaport, Jerusalem 1989, pp. 15-35.

18. "Greek Attacks Against Alexandrian Jews During Emperor Trajan’s Reign," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 20, 1, 1990, pp. 227-235.

19. "New Perspectives in the Jewish-Greek Hostilities in Alexandria During the Reign of Emperor Caligula," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 21, 2, 1990, pp. 227-235.

20. "The Reliability of Josephus Flavius: The Case of Hecataeus’ and Manetho’s Accounts of Jews and Judaism: Fifteen Years of Contemporary Research (1979-1990)," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 24, 1, 1993, pp. 215-234.

21. "Roman Documents in Josephus’ Antiquities: What Was Josephus’ Source?," Scripta Classica Israelica, 13, 1994, pp. 46-59.

22. "Publius Dolabella, Marcus Antonius and the Jews," Athenaeum, 82, 1994, pp. 31-40.
"Caesar and the Jewish Law," Revue Biblique, 102, 1995, pp. 28-37.

23. "Seleukos of Rhosos and the Jews," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 26, 2, 1995, pp. 113-121.

24. "Did the Jews Enjoy a Privileged Position in the Roman World?" Revue des etudes Juives, 154, 1995, pp. 23-42.

25. "Josephus, Bronze Tablets and Greek Inscriptions," Ant. Class. 64, 1995, pp. 211-215.
"Ceasar’s Decrees in the Antiquities: Josephus’ Forgeries or Authentic Roman Senatus Consulta?" Athenaeum, 84, 1996, pp. 71-91.

26. "Jewish Rights in the Roman World: New Perspectives," Te’udah, 12, Studies on the Jewish Diaspora in the Hellenistic and Roman Period, ed. B. Isaac and A. Oppenheimer, Tel Aviv 1996, pp. 39-53.

27. "Who Wrote a Letter Concerning Delian Jews?" Revue Biblique, 103, 1996, pp. 237-243.
"Polybius, Josephus and the Capitol in Rome," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 27, 2, 1996, pp. 21-30.

28. "When Was the Title ‘Dictator Perpetuus’ Given to Caesar?" Ant. Class., 69, 1996, pp. 251-253.
"Ant. XIV, 185-267: A Problem of Authenticity," in: Classical Studies in Honor of David Sohlberg, ed. R. Katzoff, Ramat Gan 1996, pp. 193-221.

29. "Six Roman Documents," Jewish Studies in a New Europe: Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of Jewish Studies in Copenhagen 1994, ed. by U. Haxen et al., Copenhagen 1998, pp. 99-107.

30. "Augustus’ Policy and Asian Jews" forthcoming in Te’udah, ed. M. Mor and A. Oppenheimer.
"Were They Seditious? The Jews of Rome in the Sixties BCE," forthcoming in a volume in the memory of Professor Baruch Sermoneta, ed. R. Bonfil.

31. "The Sovereignty Over the Vestments of the High Priest: a Chapter in the Jewish-Roman Relationship," forthcoming in: Gli ebrei nell’impero romano, ed. A. Lewin, Editrice La Giuntina, Firenze.

Unrefereed articles
1. Review of: A. Kasher, The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, in: Athenaeum, 69, 1981, pp. 240-241.

2. Review of: A.M. Rabello, Effetti personali della ‘patria potestas’ (Personal Aspects of the ‘Patria Potestas’), Milano 1979, Athene e Roma, 1982, pp. 199-200.

3. Review of Josephus Flavius: Historian of Eretz-Israel in the Hellenistic-Roman Period, ed. U. Rappaport, Jerusalem 1983) in Athenaeum, 62, 1984, pp. 380-381.

4. Review of: The Great Jewish Revolt, ed. A. Kasher, Jerusalem 1983) in: Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Times, 14, 2, 1984, pp. 205-207.

5. Review of: A. Kasher, Jews and Hellenistic Cities in Eretz-Israel, ed. M. Hengel, P. Schäfer, Tübingen 1990, Scripta Classica Israelica, 11, 1991/2, pp. 184-188.

6. Review of: Laura Boffo, Inscrizione greche e latine per lo studio della Bibbia (Greek and Latin Inscriptions for the Study of the Bible), Brescia 1994, Athenaeum, 85, 1997, pp. 647-651.

7. "Demetrios — Fragmente" (Demetrius — Fragments), forthcoming in Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, ed. D. S. Browning, B. Janowski, E. Juengel.

8. "Diaspora — Aufstände" (Diaspora — The Revolt), forthcoming in Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, ed. D. S. Browning, B. Janowski, E. Juengel.
 

Presentation of papers at conferences

1977:
The Rebellion of the Jews During the Reign of Trajan. Congress of Classical Studies, Jerusalem.

1980:
The Greco-Jewish Stasis in Alexandria in Early Hadrianic Time. Congress of Classical Studies, Jerusalem.

1981:
On the Tendentiousness of Josephus’ Historical Writings. International Colloquium: Josephus Flavius, Historian of Eretz-Israel. University of Haifa.

The Jewish Revolt in Egypt (115-117 CE) in Ancient Historical Sources. The Eight Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

1985:
The Attitude of the Roman World Toward Jews and Judaism. International Colloquium: Greece and Rome in Eretz-Israel. Haifa — Tel Aviv.

Greek Attacks Against Alexandria’s Jews at the Beginning of the Second Century CE. The Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

1990:
The Jews in the Work of Manetho. Congress of Classical Studies, Haifa.

1991:
Roman Policy and Diaspora Jews. International Colloquium: The Jewish Diaspora in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods — the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies — Tel Aviv, January 2-3, 1991.

1992:
A Roman Senatus Consultum Concerning the Jews. Congress of Classical Studies. University of Tel Aviv.

1993:
Did the Jews Enjoy a Privileged Position in the Roman World? The Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

1994:
The Legal Position of the Jews in Roman Time. The Jewish Law Association — Eight Biennial International Conference, 20-23 June, 1994, Jerusalem.

Caesar’s Decrees in the Antiquities: Josephus’ Forgeries or Authentic Roman Senatus Consulta?
Fifth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Copenhagen, 14-18 August 1994.

1995:
Augustus’ Policy and Asian Jews.

International Colloquium: The Relations Between Jews and Gentiles in the Period of the Second Temple, Mishnah and Talmud. Haifa, November 13-17.

1997:
The Significance of Textual Corruptions in the Greek and Roman Documents Quoted by Josephus. The Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 29 — August 5.

Marcus Antonius and the Jews.

Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish studies, Boston, Massachusetts, December 21-23.

1998:
C.P.J. II, 153 and Ant. XIX, 280-285. Do They Really reflect One and the Same Edict Issued by Claudius?

Sixth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Toledo, 19-23 August.

1999:
‘Il diritto di vivere secondo le leggi dei padri’ nelle fonti storiche e nella realta` della Giudea romana.

Diritto e processo criminale nella Giudea romana. Giornata di studio in occasione della pubblicazione del libro ‘Il processo contro Gesu`’.


Seminar Presentations

1995:
Department of History of Religion, University of Udine (Italy)
Department of Antiquities, Pavia (Italy)

1996:
Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa Department of Classics, Paris (France)

1997:
Department of History, University of Udine (Italy)

1998:
Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford (England)
 

Present academic activities

Research in progress

In preparation:
From Caesar to Augustus: Roman Policy and the Jews The Jews in Egypt in Hellenistic Times.

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