Simcha Gross

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Assistant Professor, History
School of Humanities
Affiliated faculty, Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture
Affiliated faculty, Program in Jewish Studies

Ph.D., Yale University, 2017, Religious Studies

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Judaism, Christianity, Jews, Christians, Sasanian Empire, Persian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Historiography
Research Abstract
Dr. Simcha Gross received a Ph.D. from Yale University and recently taught at Stanford University. Gross specializes in Ancient Jewish and Christian history, currently concentrating on Jews and Syriac Christians living under Sasanian Persian and early Arab-Muslim rule. He is also interested in the co-formation of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. One of his current projects is to study Jewish and Syriac Christian historiography not as unproblematic accounts of the past, but as reflections of their authors' present imperial context. He recently co-authored the book The 'History of the Slave of Christ': From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr.
(with Aaron Michael Butts), The 'History of the Slave of Christ': From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr (Gorgias Press, 2017)
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