Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and the director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at CTU. She is the author of The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria (2016), and Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (2018), which received the 2019 AJL Judaica Reference Honor Award. Simkovich’s articles have been published in journals such as the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal for the Study of Judaism, as well as on online forums such as The Lehrhaus,, and the Times of Israel. She is involved in numerous local and international interreligious dialogue projects which help to increase understanding and friendship between Christians and Jews.

See Also
  • The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria. (Lexington Press, 2017)
  • “Geography-Based Giving in the Jewish Tradition.” In Poverty and Wealth in the Sacred Texts of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, eds. Nathan R. Kollar and Muhammad Shafiq, 245–261. New York: Palgrave, 2016.
  • “The Book of Jonah.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume 14: Jesus–Kairos, edited by Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric J. Ziolkowski.  Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.
  • “A Family’s Witness of Faith (2 Maccabees 7).” The Bible Today 55, no. 3 (2017): 177–186.
  • “The Apocalyptic Visions of Abraham and Paul in Early Judaism and Christianity.” The Bible Today 54, no. 4 (2016): 261–266.
  • Richard Kalmin, Migrating Tales: The Talmud’s Narratives and Their Historical Contexts. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 12, no. 1 (2017).
  • “Echoes of Universalist Testament Literature in Christian and Rabbinic Texts,” Harvard Theological Review, January 2016
  • “Interpretations of Abraham’s Circumcision in Early Christianity,” in From Enoch to Montreal and Back: New Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity. Papers from the Fifth Enoch Graduate Seminar, Montreal, 20–24 May 2014, eds. Lorenzo DiTommaso and Gerbern S. Oegema. London: T&T Clark, 2015.
  • Greek Influence on the Composition of 2 Maccabees,” Journal for the Study of Judaism, 42.3 (2011) 293–310

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