Daniel Picus, PhD

Assistant Professor



Ph.D. Religious Studies, Brown University


Daniel Picus is a specialist in late antique Judaism and Christianity. He is interested in how ancient Jews and Christians read earlier texts, like the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. His current project, a continuation of his dissertation, examines rabbinic Jewish reading practices. He is particularly interested in the types of factors that affect how the rabbis broke larger texts into smaller pieces. He is chair of the Book History and Biblical Literatures program group in the Society of Biblical Literature, and deputy Judaism editor at the Ancient Jew Review.