J. Andrew Overman specializes in religion, culture, and ethnicity in the Greco-Roman
world. He has written widely on the development of Christianity and Judaism in the Roman
world, the interaction between cultures and races in the Roman Empire, diaspora Judaism,
and archaeology of the Roman world. Overman is an archaeologist who is currently the
director of the Omrit dig in Israel. Each summer students accompany him to this site in
the Middle East to conduct excavations of a Roman temple. 

Overman has been teaching at Macalester since 1993. 

EDUCATION: B.A., St. John’'s University B.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ph.D., Boston University 

Journal Articles


Digging into the Past in Search of Hope, International Educator (2007)


Contributions to Books


Matthew and the Fate of Humankind, Life Beyond Death in Matthew’s Gospel: Religious Metaphor or Bodily Reality? (2011)


The Gospel of Matthew, Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism (2010)


Between Rome and Parthia: Galilee and the Implications of Empire, A Wandering Galilean: Essays in Honour of Sean Freyne (2009)


Horvat, Omrit, The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Supplementary Volume (2008)