Joshua Ezra Burns
Dr. Joshua Ezra BurnsMarquette University

Sensenbrenner Hall, 103

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6776

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

I study Jewish civilization in classical antiquity and its reception in contemporary historical and theological research. My areas of specialization include Jewish life and thought among the Greeks and Romans, the Hebrew Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and early Jewish-Christian relations. I am the author of The Christian Schism in Jewish History and Jewish Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and numerous articles in academic journals, books, and online databases. Though mostly an armchair archaeologist, I have participated in the excavation of ancient sites in both Israel and Italy. I am currently working on a study of early Jewish and Christian debates over the nature of Sabbath observance.



Ph.D. (Religious Studies), 2010, Yale University
M.S. (Higher Education Administration and Policy), 2018, Northwestern University