Jonathan Klawans

Professor of Religion

Jonathan Klawans joined the Department of Religion and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies in the fall of 1997. Professor Klawans is a specialist in the religion and religious literature of ancient Judaism. He teaches courses in Western Religion, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jewish history, and Rabbinic literature. He has published articles in journals such as AJS ReviewHarvard Theological ReviewJournal of Jewish StudiesNew Testament Studies, Numen, and Religious Studies Review. He is also editor for ancient Judaism for the journal Currents in Biblical Research.

Courses in Jewish Studies

  • World Religion West (RN 104)
  • The Hebrew Bible (RN 201)
  • Priests and Prophets (RN 306/606)
  • Readings in Classical Hebrew (RN 320/620)
  • Wisdom in Israel (RN 321)
  • Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (RN 324/624/STH TX 824)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls (RN 334/634)
  • Judaism in the First Century (RN 335/635)
  • Theory of Religion (RN 495)