Tzvi Novick

Tzvi Novick

Associate Professor
Abrams Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture
Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity


B.A., Yale College, 1998; J.D., Yale Law School, 2002

M.A., Yeshiva University, 2003

Ph.D., Yale University, 2008

Research and Teaching Interests

Novick’s research centers on law and ethics in early Rabbinic Judaism. His book, What is Good, and What God Demands: Normative Structures in Tannaitic Literature (2010), is a revision of his dissertation, which was awarded Yale's Field Prize. He has published articles on topics in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple exegesis, rabbinic literature, and Jewish liturgical poetry, in such journals as the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Harvard Theological Review, the Jewish Quarterly Review, the Journal of Jewish Studies, and the Hebrew Union College Annual.  He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Association of Jewish Studies, and serves on the editorial board of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History.


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