Jay C. Treat

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Director of Instructional Computing, SAS Computing
Contact Information
Office Address: 
433 Williams Hall
Phone: 
215-573-3171
Email Address: 
jtreat@sas.upenn.edu
Office Hours: 
Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00
Education: 

Ph.D., Christian Origins, University of Pennsylvania
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., Koinê Greek, Abilene Christian University

Research and Teaching Interests: 
  • History and literature of early Judaism and early Christianity
  • Song of Songs
  • the history of interpretation
  • Septuagint, Hexapla, and cognate materials
  • early Gospel materials and other "evolved literature"
  • relations between Jews and Christians
  • computer-assisted papyrology
  • rubrics and other "meta-textual" elements of ancient manuscripts
  • the interplay of eroticism, asceticism, and mysticism in religion
Selected Publications: 

"Song of Songs." In A New English Translation of the Septuagint and the Other Greek Translations Traditionally Included Under That Title. Edited by Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

"A Fiery Dove: The Song of Songs in Codex Venetus 1." In A Multiform Heritage: Studies on Early Judaism and Christianity in Honor of Robert A. Kraft. Edited by Benjamin G. Wright. 275-301. SBL Homage Series 24; Atlanta: Scholars, 1999.

"Aquila, Field, and the Song of Songs." In Origen's Hexapla and Fragments: Papers Presented at the Rich Seminar on the Hexapla, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 25th July-3rd August 1994. Edited by Alison Salveson. Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum, 58. 136-176. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998.

"Barnabas, Epistle of." In The Anchor Bible Dictionary. David Noel Freedman, editor-in-chief. Volume 1, 611-614. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

"The Epistle of Barnabas." In Early Christian Reader. Steve Mason, editor. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2004.

Recent Courses: 
  • RELS 438, "The Sermon on the Mount Through the Centuries"
  • RELS 438, "The Song of Songs: Theme and Variations" (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Interpretations)
  • RELS 002, "Western World Religions"
  • Independent Study, "Reading Septuagint Greek"