Jeremy Steinberg

Jeremy Steinberg

PhD Candidate


Cohen 229

Jeremy Steinberg is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, specializing in the religions of the ancient Mediterranean. His dissertation, titled "How The Bible Became Literature: Jewish Assumptions About the Nature of Text in the Hellenistic Period," examines the manner in which the Hebrew Bible came to be assimilated into the discourses and categories of Greek literary composition in the period from the second century BCE to the first century CE. He situates his research interests at the intersection of Religious Studies and Classical Studies, predicating his scholarship on the premise that Jews were fully integrated participants in classical culture. He is also interested in ancient formulations of Jewish identity, particularly in the western Diaspora.

Jeremy serves as co-chair of the Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins.

Office Hours
Mondays, 11:30-1:30, Cohen 229

ABD in Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2023

MA (incidental) in Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2023

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Languages, University of Pennsylvania, 2019

BA in Religion (minor in Classical Culture & Society), Haverford College, 2016


Research Interests

Hellenistic Judaism

Literary Culture

Biblical Reception

Research Areas
Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Courses Taught

As Instructor of Record

Gender, Sexuality, and Religion, Fall 2023


As Teaching Assistant

Religion and Sports, Spring 2022

Gender, Sexuality, and Religion, Fall 2021

Jews and Judaism in Antiquity, Spring 2021

Religions of the West, Fall 2020

Selected Publications

Forthcoming: “Between Flavian Power and Jewish Trauma: The Unemotionality of Josephus’

Triumph Narrative” (Judaica)


Society of Biblical Literature

Association for Jewish Studies

Society for Classical Studies

Phi Beta Kappa Society

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