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Yaron Eliav is a near eastern studies scholar who has served as an associate professor with the University of Michigan for the past 15 years. He has an emphasis on Judaic studies and instructs on ancient Jewish history and rabbinical literature. Yaron Eliav also has extensive knowledge of Roman Mediterranean archa… Read More
Yaron Eliav is a near eastern studies scholar who has served as an associate professor with the University of Michigan for the past 15 years. He has an emphasis on Judaic studies and instructs on ancient Jewish history and rabbinical literature. Yaron Eliav also has extensive knowledge of Roman Mediterranean archaeology and Graeco-Roman culture and history. He is proficient in a number of ancient languages, including Aramaic, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.

Dr. Eliav is author of the 2005 book God’s Mountain: The Temple Mount in Time, Space, and Memory (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press), which received national accolades. The book earned the Salo Baron prize, which is awarded each year by the American Academy for Jewish Studies to the “best first book in Judaic Studies.” Dr. Eliav has also authored numerous articles and reviews in publications such as the Shofar and the Journal of Religious History. He coedited the 2008 volume Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext (Brown Judaic Studies). Yaron Eliav has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe. Read Less
  • Associate Professor for Rabbinic Literature and Jewish History of Late Antiquity
    University Of Michigan — USA
  • Dorot postdoctoral Fellow
    New York University — USA
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