Dr. Jodi Magness (www.jodimagness.org) holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. From 1992-2002, she was Associate/Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in the Departments of Classics and Art History at Tufts University, Medford, MA. She received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1977), and her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania (1989). From 1990-92, Magness was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology at the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art at Brown University.
During the course of her career, Professor Magness has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece, including co-directing the 1995 excavations in the Roman siege works at Masada. From 2003-07 she co-directed excavations in the late Roman fort at Yotvata, Israel, and since 2011 she has directed an excavation project at Huqoq in Galilee. Dr. Magness is a member of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Program Committee of the Society of Biblical Literature. She has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem (and past Vice-President), the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), and the Board of Trustees of the American Schools of Oriental Research. She served as President of the North Carolina Society of the AIA and the Boston Society of the AIA.
Selected BAS Articles by Jodi Magness:
Another View: Do Josephus’s Writings Support the “Essene Hypothesis”?
BAR 35:02, Mar/Apr 2009
Archaeological Views: Why Pottery Matters
BAR 33:01, Jan/Feb 2007
What Did Jesus’ Tomb Look Like?
BAR 32:01, Jan/Feb 2006
Masada: Arms and the Man
BAR 18:04, Jul/Aug 1992
Selected Books by Jodi Magness:
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