Alex Ramos received his B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 and his M.T.S. in New Testament/Early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School in 2011. Alex is interested in the use of literary, documentary, and archaeological sources for uncovering the social and economic situation in the Roman eastern Mediterranean. Through this endeavor, he hopes to be able to better understand the ways this setting impacts the understanding of the important historical events of Judaea and Galilee in this period, especially the revolts in Judaea and the emergence of various ‘messianic’ groups. Currently, his studies are focusing on the documentary papyri from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and the works of Flavius Josephus.