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About J. Andrew Overman

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


Present Harry M. Drake Professor, Classics, Macalester College



  • India and Rome
  • Background to the Modern Middle East
  • Pagens, Christians, and Jews: Cultures in Conflict
  • Intermediate Greek

Contact Information

Macalester College
Old Main 313
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (3)

Books (6)

Contributions to Books (17)