Martin Goodman
University of Oxford

Prof. Martin Goodman is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, and Supernumerary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He holds M.A., D.Phil. and D.Litt. degrees from the University of Oxford and an Honorary D.Litt. from the University of Southampton. Goodman is a Fellow of the British Academy, and has written widely on both Jewish and Roman history. His books include The Ruling Class of Judaea: The Origins of the Jewish Revolt against Rome, A.D. 66-70 (1987), Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire (1994), Judaism in The Roman World (2007), Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations (2007), A History of Judaism (2017) and Josephus’s The Jewish War: A Biography (2019). He was the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (2002), which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship.

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May 19, 2023

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