Faculty Directory
Joseph Angel


Associate Professor of Jewish History

PhD, New York University, 2008
BA, University of Washington, 2001

Joseph Angel is a scholar of ancient Judaism with a focus on religion and history in the Second Temple Period. He is the author of Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah 86; Leiden: Brill, 2010), which explores the imaginative depictions of angelic and messianic priestly figures in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and broader segments of Second Temple society. His other publications include articles on ancient Jewish magic, the Second Temple of Jerusalem, and Qumran liturgy, as well as commentaries on Second Temple period texts such as the Damascus Document and “New Jerusalem.” He is the recipient of research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt and Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundations.

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Spring 2019

Second Temple Aramaic
JHI 6241



BIB 2520


Jews Under Roman Rule
JHI 5215


Fall 2017


Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Literature


Classical Jewish History
JHI 1200


BIB 2700


Spring 2017

Five Megillot

BIB 2760H


Jews Under Roman Rule
JHI 5215