Carol Bakhos

Prof. Carol Bakhos is Professor of Late Antique Judaism, Director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Religion, and Chair of the Study of Religion Interdisciplinary Program. She received her M.A. in Theological Studies from Harvard, and her Ph.D. in rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is author of Ancient Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Brill 2005), Ishmael on the Border: Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab (SUNY 2006), winner of a Koret Foundation Award, and most recently, The Family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Interpretations (Harvard University Press, 2014), which was translated into Turkish. She edited Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Brill 2006), and co-edited The Talmud in its Iranian Context (with Rahim Shayegan, Mohr Siebeck 2010), Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya and Late Antiquity in Early Muslim Souces (with Michael Cook, Oxford 2017), and Das jüdische Mittelalter (with Gerhard Langer, Kohlhammer 2020). She is currently working on the second volume of the Posen Jewish Anthology of Culture and Civilization.

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October 8, 2021

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