Dr. Kamesar is Professor of Judaeo-Hellenistic Literature. He served as Director of the School of Graduate Studies from 1997 to 2007. He was educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and the University of Oxford. His specialties include Judeo-Hellenistic literature and Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period.
- B.A. in Classical Philology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1980)
- D.Lett. in Medieval Latin Literature, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (1983)
- D.Phil. in Greek and Latin Literature, University of Oxford (1987)
- "Reform" views of Judaism in Antiquity
- Julian the "Apostate" and the Attempt to Rebuild the Temple in 362 C.E.
- The Formation of Jewish and the Christian Bible/"Old Testament"
- The Cambridge Companion to Philo (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- (with C. Hoffmann), "Wilamowitz and Heinemann II: Three Letters from the 1920s," Illinois Classical Studies 31-32 (2006-2007 [published 2009]), pp. 130-144
- "I Padri della Chiesa e il midrash rabbinico," Vetera Christianorum 44 (2007), pp. 257-82
- Translated from the Italian and the Greek: Edmondo Lupieri, Apocalisse di Giovanni, in Lupieri, A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2006)
- "San Gerolamo, la valutazione stilistica dei profeti maggiori, ed i genera dicendi," Adamantius 11 (2005), pp. 179-83
- "Hilary of Poitiers, Judeo-Christianity, and the Origins of the LXX: A Translation of Tractatus super Psalmos 2.2-3 with
Introduction and Commentary," Vigiliae Christianae 59 (2005), pp. 264-285
- "The Church Fathers and Rabbinic Midrash," in J. Neusner and A.J. Avery-Peck, edd., Encyclopedia of Midrash (2005), I, pp.
- "The Logos Endiathetos and the Logos Prophorikos in Allegorical Interpretation: Philo of Alexandria and the
D-Scholia to the Iliad," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 44 (2004), pp. 163-81
- "Writing Commentaries on the Works of Philo: Some Reflections," Adamantius 8 (2002), pp. 127-35
- "Ambrose, Philo, and the Presence of Art in the Bible," Journal of Early Christian Studies 9 (2001), pp.
- "The Bible Comes to the West: The Text and Interpretation of the Bible in its Greek and Latin Forms," in J. Bowley,
ed., Living Traditions of the Bible (1999), pp. 35-61
- Edited and translated from the Hebrew with an introductory note: M. Schwabe, "Philo, De opificio mundi 15,"
The Studia Philonica Annual 11 (1999), pp. 104-12
- "Philo, the Presence of 'Paideutic' Myth in the Pentateuch, and the 'Principles' or Kephalaia of Mosaic Discourse," The
Studia Philonica Annual 10 (1998), pp. 34-65
- "The Literary Genres of the Pentateuch as Seen from the Greek Perspective: The Testimony of Philo of Alexandria,"
The Studia Philonica Annual 9 (1997), pp. 143-89
- "San Basilio, Filone, e la tradizione ebraica," Henoch 17 (1995), pp. 129-40
- "Philo and the Literary Quality of the Bible: A Theoretical Aspect of the Problem," The Journal of Jewish Studies
46 (1995), pp. 55-68
- "The Narrative Aggada as Seen from the Graeco-Latin Perspective," The Journal of Jewish Studies 45 (1994), pp.
- "The Evaluation of the Narrative Aggada in Greek and Latin Patristic Literature," The Journal of Theological
Studies 45 (1994), pp. 37-71
- Jerome, Greek Scholarship, and the Hebrew Bible (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)
- "The Virgin of Isaiah 7:14: The Philological Argument from the Second to the Fifth Century," The Journal of Theological Studies 41 (1990), pp. 51-75