Christopher B. Zeichmann

University of Toronto

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Research Project: Dissertation

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:

Guest post at the University of Toronto Press blog!

Posted by on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 in Academics, comics.

Getting the rights to publish images of Superman in my recent article was far more complicated than I had expected, so I wrote a blog post about it at the UofT Press blog. I would just want to add, as an addendum to the post, that DC Comics granted me the rights to publish two […]

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New article in Journal for the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting

Posted by on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Academics, Scripture.

Just a quick update. An article I wrote for the Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting was recently published.  The article concerns Mark’s use of Latinisms and the location of its geographic setting.  JJMJS is an open-access journal, so it can be found online free here: http://www.jjmjs.org/   Loanwords or Code-Switching? Latin […]

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