William H. Danforth Professor of Religion
Martha Himmelfarb is the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion at Princeton University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1978. Her teaching and research focus on ancient Judaism from the Second Temple period to the rise of Islam. Her most recent book is Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel (Harvard University Press, 2017). She has served as director of Princeton’s Program in Judaic Studies since 2013.
Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017
Between Temple and Torah: Essays on Priests, Scribes, and Visionaries in the Second Temple Period and Beyond. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.
The Apocalypse: A Brief History. Chichester, UK, and Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Japanese translation: Tokyo: Kyo Bun Kwan, 2013.
A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983; Paperback edition: Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.