Dr. Rebecca Wollenberg received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies.
At the moment, my research agenda is focused on documenting the diverse ways in which rabbinic Jewry marginalized the biblical text until the middle ages. I am currently working on a monograph titled, Thinking Biblically Without the Bible: Early Rabbinic Resistance to Biblical Textuality.
“The Book that Changed: Tales of Ezran Authorship as a Form of Late Antique Biblical Criticism” Journal of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).
“רפאך יי אני: A Short Note on εγω ειμι Sayings and the Dangers of a Translation Tradition” Novum Testamentum (forthcoming).
“The Dangers of Reading as we Know It: Sight Reading as a Source of Heresy in Classical Rabbinic Literature” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (forthcoming).
“The Bad Wife Who Was Good: A Woman as a Way of Life in Genesis Rabbah 17:3” Prooftexts (forthcoming).
“The Ghost in the Privy: On the Origins of Nittel Nacht and Modes of Cultural Exchange” Jewish Studies Quarterly (Winter, 2013), 1-34.
“Voiler les matrones et dévoiler les vierges : pratiques juives et exégèse chrétienne dans la Carthage du IIIe siècle” Asdiwal: Revue d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire des Religions (Winter, 2010), 40-49.