Jae Hee Han

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown UniversityPhD, 2018

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Jae Hee Han (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Brown University. He is broadly interested in the literature of the peoples who lived in ancient Syria and Mesopotamia. His current project focuses on concepts of prophethood and revelatory knowledge among late antique Syro-Mesopotamian communities, especially "Jewish Christians," Manichaeans, Neoplatonists, and early Jewish "mystics." 

Jae earned his Bachelor's degree at Princeton University (2009) and his Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School (2012). 


PhD: University of Pennsylvania, 2018

MTS: Harvard Divinity School, 2012

BA: Princeton University, 2009 cum laude

Research Interests

Late Antique Christianity, Prophecy, Revelation, Manichaeism, Judaism, Roman Near East, Mesopotamia

Research Areas
Early Christianity and Judaism
Courses Taught
  • RELS 0014: Jesus
  • RELS 0290 Defense against the Dark Arts in the Ancient World
  • RELS 1500 From Moses to Muhammad: Prophets of the Ancient World
Selected Publications
  • "Baptist Followers of Mani: Reframing the Cologne Mani Codex," Numen 66 (2019):243-70.  
Work in Progress
  • Book: Prophethood and Revelation in the Late Antique Near East
  • Forthcoming Article (Harvard Theological Review): "Mani's Metivta: Manichaean Pedagogy in its Syro-Mesopotamian Context"
  • Under review at Journal of Late Antiquity: "Once Again He Speaks: Performance and the Anthological Habit in the Manichaean Kephalaia"
  • SBL
  • AAR
  • NAPS
  • AJS
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