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Publikationsliste Prof. Dr. Tal Ilan

Publikationsliste Prof. Dr. Tal Ilan



  • Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine: An Inquiry into Image and Status  (Texte und Studien  zum Antiken Judentum 44; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1995).
  • Mine and Yours are Hers: Retrieving Women's History from Rabbinic Literature Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums 41; Leiden: Brill, 1997).
  • Integrating Jewish Women into Second Temple History (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 76; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1999).
  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity Part I: Palestine 330 BCE-200 CE (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 91; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2002).
  • Silencing the Queen: The Literary Histories of Shelamzion and other Jewish Women (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 115; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2006).


  • “A Pattern of Historical Errors in the Writings of Josephus,” Zion 51 (1986) 357-60 (Hebrew).
  • “Names of the Hasmoneans during the Second Temple Period,” Eretz Israel 19: M. Avi-Yonah Memorial Volume (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society , 1987) 238-41 (Hebrew); reprinted in The Hasmonean State: The History of the Hasmoneans during the Hellenistic Period, eds. U. Rappaport and I. Ronen (Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi and the Open University, 1994) 497-86 (Hebrew).
  • “The Greek Names of the Hasmoneans,” The Jewish Quarterly Review 78 (1987) 1-20.
  • “Notes on the Spelling of Names in the Second Temple Period,” Lesonenu 52 (1988) 1-7 (Hebrew).
  • “Notes on the Distribution of Women’s Names in Palestine in the Second Temple and Mishnaic Period,” Journal of Jewish Studies 40 (1989) 186-200.
  • “New Ossuary Inscriptions from Jerusalem,” Scripta Classica Israelica 11 (1991-2) 149-59.
  • “Julia Crispina Daughter of Berenicianus, A Herodian Princess in the Babatha Archive: A Case Study in Historical Identification,” The Jewish Quarterly Review 82 (1991-2) 361-81. Reprinted in Integrating Women, pp. 217-33.
  • “‘Men Born of Woman ...’ (Job 14:1): The Phenomenon of Men Bearing Metronymes at the Time of Jesus,” Novum Testamentum 34 (1992) 23-45.
  • with G. Avni and Z. Greenhut, “Three New Burial Caves of the Second Temple period in Aceldama (Kidron Valley),” Qadmoniot 24 (1992) 100-10 (Hebrew); an English translation in Ancient Jerusalem Revealed, ed. H. Geva (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1994) 206-18.
  • “Queen Salamzion Alexandra and Judas Aristobulus I’s Widow: Did Jannaeus Alexander Contract a Levirate Marriage?” Journal for the Study of Judaism 24 (1993) 181-90.
  • “Premarital Cohabitation in Ancient Judaea: The Evidence of the Babatha Archive and the Mishnah,” Harvard Theological Review 86 (1993) 247-64. Reprinted in Integrating Women, pp. 235-51.
  • “Biblical Women’s Names in the Apocryphal Tradition,” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 11 (1993) 3-67.
  • “Matrona and Rabbi Jose: An Alternative Interpretation,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 25 (1994) 18-51.
  • with J. Price, “Seven Onomastic Problems in Josephus’ BELLUM JUDAICUM,” The Jewish Quarterly Review 84 (1994) 189-208.
  • “The Attraction of Aristocratic Jewish Women to Pharisaism,” Harvard Theological Review 88 (1995) 1-33. Reprinted in Integrating Women, pp.11-42.
  • “An Opening into Public Life: Jewish Women in the Second Temple Period,” in Jewish Women in Mediterranean Societies, ed. Y. Atzmon, (Jerusalem: Merkaz Shazar, 1995) 47-61 (Hebrew).
  • “The Ossuary and Sarcophagus Inscriptions,” in The Akeldama Tombs: Three Burial Caves in the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem = Israel Antiquities Report 1, eds. G. Avni  and Z. Greenhut (Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority, 1996) 57-72.
  • “Notes and Observation on a Newly Published Divorce Bill from the Judaean Desert,” Harvard Theological Review 89 (1996) 195-202. Reprinted in Integrating Women, pp. 254-62.
  • “Jewish Studies and Women Studies: Where and When do they Meet?” Jewish Studies Quarterly 3 (1996) 162-73.
  • “Josephus and Nicolaus on Women,” in Geschichte-Tradition-Reflexion: Festschrift für Martin Hengel zum 70. Geburtstag, edd. H. Cancik, H. Lichtenberger and P. Schaefer (Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1996) 221-62. Reprinted in Integrating Women, pp.85-125.
  • “The Quest for the Historical Beruriah, Rachel and Imma Shalom,” Association of Jewish Studies Review 22 (1997) 1-17.
  • “Patriarchy, The Land of Israel and the Legal Position of Jewish Women,” Nashim: Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 1 (1998) 42-50.
  • “King David, King Herod and Nicolaus of Damascus,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 5 (1998) 195-240.
  • “In the Footsteps of Jesus: Jewish Women in a Jewish Movement,” in Transformative Encounters: Jesus and Women Re-Viewed, ed. Ingrid Rosa Kitzberg (Leiden: Brill, 1999) 115-36.
  • “Women’s Archives in the Judaean Desert.” in The Dead Sea Scrolls: Fifty Years After Their Discovery, ed. H. Schiffman, E. Tov, J. VanderKam (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society; 2000) 755-60.
  • “The Daughters of Zelophehad and Women’s Inheritance: The Biblical Injunction and its Outcome,” in Athalya Brenner (ed.), A Feminist Companion to The Bible: Exodus to Deuteronomy (2nd Series; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press 2000) 176-86.
  • “Ben Sira’s Attitude to Women and its Reception by the Babylonian Talmud,” Jewish Studies 40 (2000) 103-11 (Hebrew). [Hebrew translation of Integrating Women, pp.155-74].
  • “Shelamzion in Qumran - New Insights,” in D. Goodblatt, A. Pinnick and D. Schwartz (eds.), Historical Perspectives: From the Hasmoneans to Bar Kokhba in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of the Orion Center, 27-31 January 1999; Leiden: Brill, 2001) 57-68.
  • “A Witch-Hunt in Ashkelon,” in Avi Sasson, Ze’ev Safrai and Nahum Sagiv (eds.), Ashkelon: A City on the Seashore (Tel Aviv: Eretz, 2001) 135-46 (Hebrew).
  • “Witnesses in the Judaean Desert Documents – Prosopographical Observations,” Scripta Classica Israelica 20 (2001) 169-78.
  • “‘Daughters  of  Israel  Weep  for  Rabbi  Ishmael’  (mNedarim 9:11):  The Schools of Rabbi Aqiva and Rabbi Ishmael on Women,” Nashim: Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues 4 (2001) 15-34.
  • “ ‘Jerusalem of Gold’ and the Historical Kernel in the Stories on of R. Aqiva’s Wife,” in Tova Cohen and Joshua Schwartz (eds.), A Woman in Jerusalem: Gender, Society and Religion (Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University, 2002) 33-46 (Hebrew).
  • “Yohana bar Makuta and Other Pagans Bearing Jewish Name,” in A. Demsky (ed.) These are the Names: Studies in Jewish Onomastics 3 (2002) 109-19.
  • “Jewish Women’s Studies,” in M. Goodman (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) 770-796.
  • “‘Stolen Water is Sweet’: Women and their Stories between Bavli and Yerushalmi,” in P. Schäfer (ed. ) The Talmud Yerushalmi and Greco-Roman Culture III (Texts and studies in Ancient Judaism 93; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002) 185-223.
  • “Paul and Pharisee Women,” in Jane Schaberg, Alice Bach and Esther Fuchs (eds.), On the Cutting Edge: The Study of Women in Biblical Worlds. Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (New York, London: Continuum, 2003) 82-101.
  • “Rabbi Yose the Tanna and Rabbi Yose Ben Halafta,” in These are the Names: Studies in Jewish Onomastics 4 (2003) 15-21 (Hebrew).
  • “Cooks/Poisoners; Healers/Killers; Religion/Witchcraft: Jewish Women’s Religious Life at Home” in Elmer Kinger, Stephanie Böhm and Thomas Franz (eds.), Haushalt, Hauskult, Hauskirche: Zur Arbaitseilung der Geschlechter in Wirtschaft und Religion (Würzburg: Echter, 2004) 107-23.
  • “Folgenreiche Lektüren: Gender in Raschis Kommentar zum babylonischen Talmud,” in Christiane Müller and Andra Schatz (eds.),Der Differenz auf der Spur: Frauen und Gender in Ashkenas (Minima Judaica 4; Berlin: Metropol, 2004) 21-49.
  • “The Wife of Tinius Rufus and Rabbi Akivah,” Massekhet 3 (2005) 103-12 (Hebrew).
  • “Its Magic: Jewish Women in the Jesus Movement,” in J. Pastor and M. Mor (eds.), The Beginnings of Christianity: A Collection of Articles (Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi Press 2005) 161-72.
  • “Learned Jewish Women in Antiquity” in Beate Ego and Helmut Merkel (eds.), Religiöse Lernen in der biblischen, frühjüdischen und frühchristlichen Überlieferung (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 180; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005) 175-90.
  • “The New Jewish Inscriptions from Hierapolis and the Question of Jewish Diaspora Cemeteries,” Scripta Classica Israelica 25 (2006) 71-86.
  • “Women in Jewish Life and Law,” in Steven T. Katz (ed.), The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume  IV: The Late Roman-Rabbinic Period (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) 627-46.

    Book Reviews

  • Amy-Jill Levine (ed.), Women Like This’: New Perspectives on Jewish Women in The Greco-Roman World = SBL Early Judaism and its Literature 1 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991), in Scripta Classica Israelica 12 (1993) 222-4.
  • Guiseppe Veltri, Magie und Halakha: Ansaetze zu einem empirischen Wissenschaftsbegriff im spaetantiken und frühmittelalterlichen Judentum (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 62; Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1997), in Scripta Classica Israelica 17 (1998) 257-62.
  • Betsy-Halpern-Amaru, The Empowerment of Women in the Book of Jubilees (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 60; Brill: Leiden, Boston Köln, 1999) in Journal of Jewish Studies 52 (2001) 161-4.
  • Ross Shepard Kreamer and Mary Rose D’Angelo (eds.) Women and Christian Origins (Oxford University Press: New York, Oxford, 1999) in Journal of Jewish Studies 52 (2001) 171-6.
  • Shulamit Valler, Women in Jewish Society in the Talmudic Period (Hillel Ben Haim Library; Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000) (Hebrew) in Zion 66 (2001) 537-42 (Hebrew).
  • Helena Zlotnick, Dinah’s Daughters: Gender and Judaism from the Hebrew Bible to Late Antiquity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002) in Mediterranean Historical Review 17/2 (2002) 69-72.
  • Shelly Matthews, First Converts: Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission in Early Judaism and Christianity (Contraversions: Jews and Other differences; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001) in Scripta Classica Israelica 23 (2004) 309-11.
  • Meghillot: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls 1 (2003) in Dead Sea Discoveries 11 (2004) 377-80.
  • Peter Schäfer, Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah (Jews, Christians and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002) in Journal of Jewish Studies 55 (2004) 369-71.
  • Reinhard Pummer, Early Christian Authors on Samaritans and Samaritanism (Tetxts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 92; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck,  2002) in Scripta Classica Israelica 24 (2005) 329-31.

    Encyclopedia Articles

  • “Names and Naming,” Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls  ( New York: Oxford University Press; 2000) 596-600.
  •  “Shelamzion Alexandra,” Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (New York: Oxford University Press; 2000) 872-4.
  •  “Frau VI. Judentum, 1. Antike,” Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart 3 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2000) 266-8.
  •  “Hyrkan I, II,” Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart 3 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2000) 1983-4.
  •  “Joseph und Aseneth,” Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart 4 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2001) 577.
  •  “Mann VI. Judentum, 1. Antike,” Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart 5 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2002) 752-3.
  •  “Salome-Alexandra” Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 2004) 800-1.




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