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John VanMaaren

Lecturer in Jewish and Biblical Studies

John VanMaaren is a PhD Candidate in Early Christianity at McMaster University (Canada) and a Doctoral Fellow at Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies (Jerusalem). His research focuses on changing conceptions of Jewishness in Eretz Israel during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (200 BCE-135 CE) and the gradual emergence of a distinct, non-Jewish, Christian identity. His dissertation, Mark within the Boundaries of Jewishness: Repositioning the Second Gospel, is the first monograph-length study that reads Mark as an authentically Jewish text.

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