Deborah L. Forger

Research Associate

A postdoctoral scholar (2018-2021) in the Jewish Studies program. Forger is a scholar of Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament, with an additional focus in early Jewish-Christian relations. Though later polemics suggest that Jews and Christians differentiated themselves based on their views of God's body, her work complicates this picture by analyzing how first-century Jews envisioned God in corporeal form or humans as divine. She is also interested in questions of where, how, and when the ways parted between Jews and Christians, and how scriptural hermeneutics impacted, complicated, impinged upon, and fortified those separations.


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  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.A. University of Michigan
  • M.Div. Duke University
  • B.A. Calvin College

Selected Publications

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