Christopher B. Zeichmann

University of Toronto


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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 for Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Academics, ideological criticism, Scripture.

For those interested, an advance version of my article for the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion has been posted to the Brill website.

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Launch of DMIPERP!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in Academics, Scripture.

The Database of Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine (DMIPERP) has launched! It’s been a lot of effort and is still a work in progress, so expect regular updates. Check it out at

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