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:

New Publications and Indiegogo

Posted by on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Academics, Scripture.

This summer has been eventful! Two articles I wrote are now in print: “The Date of Mark’s Gospel Apart from the Temple and Rumors of War: The Taxation Episode (12:13–17) as Evidence.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79 (2017): 422–437. “Capernaum: A ‘Hub’ for the Historical Jesus or the Markan Evangelist?” Journal for the Study of the […]

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Superman: Champion of the Oppressed

Posted by on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Academics, comics.

I have uploaded some images that may interest those who have read my article, “Champion of the Oppressed: Redescribing the Jewishness of Superman as Populist Authenticity Politics,” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 29 (2017): forthcoming.   The first four Figures are discussed in the article itself.  I have included some other images and interesting links […]

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