Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Alexandria Frisch

Alexandria Frisch recently earned her PhD from New York University’s Hebrew and Judaic Studies Department, focusing on Second Temple period history and the Dead Sea Scrolls. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2000 with degrees in religion and history and completed a master’s degree in Jewish Education from Baltimore Hebrew University in 2004 and a master’s degree in Religion from Yale University in 2006. Frisch also has been a fellow at the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School and a scholar-in-residence at The Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization at NYU. She will be teaching courses in Jewish Studies in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and contributing to the development of a Jewish Studies program at Ursinus.


Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • B.A., The College of William and Mary
  • M.A., Baltimore Hebrew University
  • M.A., Yale University
  • Ph.D., New York University


Introduction to Judaism
Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Research Interests

I focus on Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity, especially the intersection between Jewish life and the larger Mediterranean world.

Recent Work

Recent publications include:

“Matthew 24:28 and the Death of the Roman Empire,” in The Gospels in First Century Judaea (Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity Series) (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

“Worms, Rotting Flesh, and Falling Bowels: The Power of Disgust in a Motif of Kingly Death in Early Jewish Literature,” in Dine Israel 29 (2012): 33-56.