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Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Yonatan Binyam hired as Assistant Teaching Professor

Yonatan Binyam hired as Assistant Teaching Professor

Binyam’s primary research interests lie in the reception of ancient Greek and Latin literature within medieval Ethiopic texts. HIs first monograph titled The Misfortunes of the Jews: Pathos and Othering in Medieval African Receptions of Josephus’s Jewish War is currently under review with Gorgias Press. In addition to medieval receptions of Josephus, he has publications and research interests in the Ethiopic receptions of ancient Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts, the Maccabean traditions, and the legends of Alexander the Great. Binyam is also interested in analyzing the scholarly uses of the term race over against ethnicity in the study of early Christian and Classical texts.


  • CAMS/JST/RLST 120: New Testament
  • CAMS/JST/RLST 124: Early Christianity
  • CAMS/RLST 121/JST 112: Jesus the Jew
  • CAMS/JST/RLST 497: Race and Christianity
Yonatan Binyam