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Dr. Steven Fine

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Dr. Steven Fine is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Chair in Jewish History at Yeshiva College and Professor of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School, director of Center for Israel Studies and head of the department of Jewish history at Yeshiva College.

Dr. Fine is a cultural historian, specializing in Jewish history in the Greco-Roman world. Dr. Fine’s unique blend of history, rabbinic literature, archaeology and art is expressed in a broad range of publications. The author of academic monographs, museum catalogs, articles and even a book for children, Dr. Fine’s most recent book is “Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology” (Cambridge, 2005, updated edition, 2009). He is an editor of a “IMAGES: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.”

Dr. Fine has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. His combination of history, Talmud, archaeology and “bonhomie” make Dr. Fine popular with both Jewish and Christian audiences.

Sample Titles

  • Jewish Magic and Healing in the Talmudic Period
  • Archaeology and Zionism
  • Kedushat Beit Ha-Knesset: The Sanctity of the Synagogue
  • The Second Temple in Jewish Art and Thought
  • The Da Vinci Code Illuminates Jewish Art: Explorations with a Real-Life Jewish “Symbologist”
  • Is the Vatican Hiding the Temple Menorah? The Tangible Talmud: Archaeology Illuminates the World of the Ancient Rabbis
  • The Sanctity of the Synagogue: Ancient and Modern
  • Where did Jesus Pray?: Synagogues in First Century Judaea
  • Nicanor’s Beautiful Gate: Donation to the Jerusalem Temple
  • The Zodiac in Jewish Art
  • The Samaritans: Portrait of a Biblical People
  • Archaeological Discoveries that have Changed Jewish History

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