Prof James Davila

Prof James Davila

Professor of Early Jewish Studies

Researcher profile

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Research areas

Judaism from the Second Temple period through late antiquity

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

Early Jewish mysticism (Merkavah mysticism and Hekhalot literature) and Jewish magic

Scriptural exegesis in ancient Judaism and Christianity

Ancient divine mediator figures and Christian origins

PhD supervision

  • Simeon Theojaya
  • Yeshwanth Bakkavemana

Selected publications


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