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.
"God Made Manifest: Josephus, Idolatry, and Divine Images in Flavian Rome." Journal for the Study of Judaism 51 (2020): 231–260.
"Jesus as God's Word(s): Aurality, Epistemology, and Embodiment in the Gospel of John." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 42.3 (2020): 274–302.
"Parchment Packages in the Jewish Jesus Class: Pedagogical Practices in the Digital Age,"Ancient Jew Review.August 26, 2020.
"Divine Embodiment in Philo of Alexandria." Journal for the Study of Judaism 49.2 (2018): 223–262.