Christopher B. Zeichmann

University of Toronto


Welcome to the homepage of Christopher B. Zeichmann, scholar of the New Testament. Lecturer at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto) and Ryerson University.

Please consider ordering my book, published by Fortress Academic, The Roman Army and the New Testament.

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    Research Project: Soldiers and Civilians

    My dissertation describes and theorizes soldier-civilian interactions in first-century Jewish Palestine, focusing especially on the ambiguity of resistance and collusion in daily life.

    Research Project: Militaria

    I am also working to collect all textual finds (inscriptions, papyri, etc.) that relate to the military in Palestine 63BC-135 CE into a single corpus. If this project interests you, please contact me.

    Research Project: Politics of Interpretation

    Finally, I am interested in the politics of biblical interpretation. I am also working on a book chapter on how biblical representations of gender and sexuality become racialized by modern readers.

    My latest blog posts:

    New Article and Book Review

    Posted by on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 in Academics, Scripture.

    The new issue of Bible and Critical Theory not only has a new article I wrote about the Triumphal Entry in Mark’s Gospel, but also a review of my book by Robert Myles! Check them out!

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    New book review

    Posted by on Friday, July 19th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

    A new review of my book was published in Journal for the Study of the New Testament and was quite positive! “Zeichmann’s well-written and engaging study of the Roman military throughout the NT is both illuminating and provocative.” That’s one heck of an opening sentence! Gary W. Burnett, Journal for the Study of the New […]

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