Assistant Professor of Bible
PhD, New York University, 2011
JD, New York University, 2003
MA, Bernard Revel Graduate School, 2003
BA, Yeshiva College, 2000
Ari Mermelstein is Assistant Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University and assistant director of the YU Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization and the Israeli Supreme Court Project, both based at Cardozo Law School. He holds a PhD in Ancient Jewish History from NYU’s Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and a J.D. from NYU Law School.
His publications include The Genesis of Beginnings: Creation, Covenant, and Conceptions of Historical Time in Second Temple Judaism (Brill), which focuses on conceptions of history in the Second Temple period, and, in progress, Feeling the Divine Presence at Qumran: Emotions, Power, and the Collective Identity of an Ancient Jewish Sect. Mermelstein’s current research agenda explores the pro-social, moral, and cognitive dimensions of emotion in ancient Judaism. His articles have appeared in Dead Sea Discoveries, Journal for the Study of Judaism, Journal of Ancient Judaism, and Biblical Interpretation.
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