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Prof. Joshua J. Schwartz (Emeritus) received a BA in Jewish Studies and a BS in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University, New York (1974), an MA in the History of the Jewish People from the Hebrew University (1977) and a Ph.D in the History of the Jewish People from the Hebrew University (1981). He has taught in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology since 1979 and was promoted to (Full) Professor in 1996. He has served as Chair of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Coordinator of the Dr. Simon Krauthammer Chair in Archaeology and Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies.  He has been the Director of the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies since 1995 and also served as Director of the Schulman Center for Basic Jewish Studies.

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Fields of Interest

1. The Land of Israel in the Second Temple, Mishnah and Talmud Periods

2. Jerusalem

3. Material Culture in the Land of Israel in Ancient Times

4. Christian Settlement in the Land of Israel during the Roman-Byzantine Periods

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jan 1977Jan 1981

Award Date: 1 Jan 1981

Master's Degree, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1974Oct 1977

Award Date: 1 Oct 1977


Oct 1970Oct 1974

Award Date: 1 Oct 1974


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