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 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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New Article in Scripta Classica Israelica

Posted by on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 in Academics, Scripture.

For those interested, an article I co-authored with Fernando Bermejo-Rubio was recently published in Scripta Classica Israelica: Where Were the Romans and What Did They Know? Military and Intelligence Networks as a Probable Factor in Jesus of Nazareth’s Fate. Here is the abstract, for those interested: In the wake of the Gospels’ accounts, modern scholars […]

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