Martha Himmelfarb

William H. Danforth Professor of Religion


(609) 258–4486


246 Class of 1879 Hall


Martha Himmelfarb became a member of the faculty in 1978. Her teaching and research focus on ancient Judaism from the Second Temple period to the rise of Islam.

Her book Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel will appear in spring 2017 (Harvard University Press). She serves as director of the Program in Judaic Studies.

See full bio on the Religion website.

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