Gary Gilbert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Department

Religious Studies

Areas of Expertise

Ancient Jewish History
Ancient Synagogue
Jewish Art
Jewish/Christian Relations
Zionism and Israel

Education

B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Awards and Affiliations

Faculty Research Grant, Claremont McKenna College, 2001.

Claremont McKenna College, Gould Center for the Humanities, Summer Research Fellow, 1999, 2001.

Claremont Graduate University, Humanities Electronic Media Project; supporting the use of technology in the classroom, 2000.

Salo and Jeanette Baron Dissertation Prize, Columbia University, 1992 (nominated).

Fellow of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 1983-1984.

Research and Publications

“Acts of the Apostles” The Jewish Annotated New Testament, ed. Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, 2nd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017; first edition 2011), pp. 219-280

“The Appearance of the Menorah in Ancient Jewish Art,” The Synagogue in Ancient Palestine: Current Issues and Emerging Trends, ed. Rick Bonnie, et al. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020), 393-411

“Jews in Ancient Civic Life,” Jews and Urban Life, ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon (Studies in Jewish Civilization 33; West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2024), 1-21.

"Excavating Jesus, Finding Christ," Review of Biblical Literature 3 (2003)

"The List of Nations in Acts 2: Roman Ideology and the Lucan Response," Journal of Biblical Literature 121 (2002)

“Jews in Ancient Civic Life,” Jews and Urban Life, ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon (Studies in Jewish Civilization 33; West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2024), 1-21.

"Jewish Involvement in Ancient Civic Life: The Case of Aphrodisias," (forthcoming).

"Prophesying with a Pen," Review of Biblical Literature 2 (2000) 45-64.

"The Making of a Jew. ‘God-Fearer' or Convert in the Story of Izates." Union Seminary Quarterly Review 44 (1990) 299-313.

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Wednesday, 12-2pm in person