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Dr. Jill Katz

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Jill (Citron) Katz is Clinical Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Yeshiva University.  She teaches both archaeology and anthropology, with a specialty in biblical archaeology.  Dr. Katz has excavated at several sites in Israel, including Ashkelon, Tel Haror/Gerar, and most recently Tell es-Safi/Gath where she currently serves as Field Director for Area P. Her research interests focus on political, religious, and urban development in Bronze and Iron Age Israel.

Sample Titles

  • “Who was a Jew?: The formation of Jewish ethnic identity during the time of the Judges
  • What Yitzchak saw when he settled in Gerar?: Canaanite religion during the time of the Patriarchs
  • How Jerusalem became the capital of the Jewish people
  • The origins of the synagogue
  • The Pharaohs who enslaved us: Did the Jews build King Tut’s tomb?
  • Why it is easier to build a synagogue than a Temple
  • Celebrating Passover in the Land of the Pharaohs
  • The Pharaohs who enslaved us
  • In the footsteps of the Philistines
  • Jerusalem and Samaria: A tale of two cities

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