Prof. Dr. Tessa Rajak
Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg in May 2018
Tessa Rajak is Professor of Ancient History Emerita in the University of Reading, Senior Research Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford and a member of the Jewish Studies Unit at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. Among her books are:
Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora; The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome and Josephus: The Historian and His Society.
Tessa Rajak will be studying aspects of the Fourth Book of Maccabees, in the context of the religious interactions incorporated in the book and of conceptions of martyrdom and resistance.