Annette Yoshiko Reed

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Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow, Stouffer College House
Contact Information
Email Address: 
reedanne@sas.upenn.edu

Annette Yoshiko Reed joined the Penn faculty in 2007. She is also a member of the Jewish Studies Program and the Graduate Group in Ancient History. Her research spans Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish/Christian relations in Late Antiquity. Publications include Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge 2005), Heavenly Realms and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions (ed. with R. Boustan; Cambridge 2004), The Ways that Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ed. with A.H. Becker; Mohr Siebeck 2003; Fortress 2007), and Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire (ed. with N. Dohrmann; UPenn Press, 2013). She is currently working on two monographs: one on the origins of Jewish angelology and demonology, and the other on the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies and the history of "Jewish-Christianity."

Education: 

Ph.D., Princeton University, Department of Religion, 2002
M.A., Princeton University, Department of Religion, 2001
M.T.S., Harvard University, Divinity School, 1999
B.A. with First Class Honours, McGill University, 1997

Research and Teaching Interests: 
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity
  • Biblical interpretation and parabiblical literature 
Selected Publications: 

“Textuality between Death and Memory: The Prehistory and Formation of the Parabiblical Testament,” Jewish Quarterly Review 104.3 (2014): 381-412 [PDF]

“2 Enoch and the Trajectories of Jewish Cosmology: From Mesopotamian Astronomy to Greco-Egyptian Philosophy,” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 22.1 (2014): 1-24 [PDF]

“From Sacrifice to the Slaughterhouse: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on Meat, Ritual, and Civilization,” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 26.2 (2014): 111-58 [PDF]

(ed. with N. Dohrmann) Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. [TOC and introduction online] 

(ed. with R. S. Boustan, K. Herrmann, R. Leicht, and G. Veltri, with A. Ramos) Envisioning Judaism: Essays in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, 2 volumes. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. [more information]

“Jewish Christianity,” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Biblical Studies, 2011. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195393361-0032

“The Modern Invention of ‘Old Testament Pseudepigrapha,’” Journal of Theological Studies 60.2 (2009): 403–36. [PDF]

“The Construction and Subversion of Patriarchal Perfection: Abraham and Exemplarity in Philo, Josephus, and the Testament of Abraham,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 40.2 (2009): 185–212. [PDF]

“Beyond the Land of Nod: Syriac Images of Asia and the Historiography of ‘the West’,” History of Religions 49.1 (2009): 48–87. [PDF]

“Pseudepigraphy, Authorship and the Reception of 'the Bible' in Late Antiquity,” in The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity, ed. L. DiTommaso and L. Turcescu, The Bible in Ancient Christianity 6; Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 467-90.

“’Jewish Christianity’ as Counter-history? The Apostolic Past in Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History and the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies,” in Antiquity in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World, ed. Gregg Gardner and Kevin Osterloh, Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 123; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008, pp. 173–216. [pre-print]

Work in Progress: 

Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.

(with John C. Reeves.) Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Sources from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

Recent Courses: 

RELS 002, Religions of the West

RELS 135, Introduction to the New Testament

RELS 136, Death and the Afterlife

RELS 225, The Dead Sea Scrolls

Curriculum vitae: 
Heavenly Realms and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions
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Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity
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The Ways that Never Parted
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Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity
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Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday
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