Allen Kerkeslager, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Specialization: Religions of the Ancient World
Office: Bellarmine 205
Phone: 610-660-1121


  • Ph.D., 1997, University of Pennsylvania.


Sample Publications

  • "Agrippa I and the Judeans of Alexandria in the Wake of the Violence in 38 CE," Revue des Études Juives 168 (2009):1-49.
  • "Agrippa and the Mourning Rites for Drusilla in Alexandria," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period 37 (2006): 367-400.
  • "Jews in Egypt and Cyrenaica 66-c. 235 CE," in Steven T. Katz, ed.,Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 4: The Late Roman Period(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 53-68.
  • "The Apophis Snake on a Coin of Domitian from Alexandria (BMC Alexandria 348; RPC 2, 2756)," Numismatic Chronicle 161 (2001): 287-90 and plate 51.
  • "Maintaining Jewish Identity in the Greek Gymnasium: A 'Jewish Load' in CPJ 3.519 ( = P. Schub. 37 = P. Berol. 13406)," Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period28 (1997): 12-33.


Religions of the Ancient World: specializing in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion: specializing in Evolutionary and Anthropological Approaches, Comparative Religion: emphasizing Evolutionary, Anthropological, and Historical Perspectives.

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