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Holger ZELLENTIN Lecturer in Classical Rabbinic Judaism, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge


 Holger Zellentin teaches classical rabbinic Judaism at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD from Princeton University, and has previously held faculty appointments at the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Nottingham, where he remains Honorary Associate Professor. He has worked on Hellenistic and Rabbinic Judaism and on the relationship of the Qur’an to Late Antique law and narrative. His publications include The Qurʾān’s Legal Culture: The Didascalia Apostolorum as a Point of Departure (2013) and Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature (2011), as well as two edited volumes, The Qurʾān’s Reformation of Judaism and Christianity: Return to the Origins (2019), and, with Eduard Iricinschi, Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity (2008). In his free time, he likes to climb rocks, ski, hike, cycle or spend time with his family, or, on a really good day, climb rocks, hike, or cycle with his family.