Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Angel tenured

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR JOSEPH ANGEL: Faculty Across YU Awarded Tenure. Yeshiva University Grants Tenure to Nineteen Faculty Members (YU News).
Angel, who specializes in the Jewish literature and history of the Second Temple period, has published on ancient Jewish magic, the Second Temple of Jerusalem and the material reconstruction of damaged manuscripts. His first book, Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, 2010), explored how the Qumran community and broader segments of Second Temple society used angelic and messianic priestly figures in the Dead Sea Scrolls to reflect their worldview. Angel is working on a new edition as well as writing commentary on the ancient Jewish prayer text known as the Songs of the Sage.
And congratulations also to the other newly tenured faculty at YU.