Israel Heritage Department
Department of Land of Israel and Archaeology
Yonatan Adler , Ph.D.
Israel Heritage Department
1. 2018. “The Hellenistic Origins of Jewish Ritual Immersion,” Journal of Jewish Studies 69: 1–21.
2. 2018. Amit, David and Adler, Yonatan, “The Stone Vessels,” in Ancient Jaffa from the Persian to the Byzantine Period: Kaplan Excavations (1955–1981) (ed. Orit Tsuf; Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project Series 3; Ägypten und Altes Testament 89; Münster: Zaphon), 538–572.
3. 2017. “The Decline of Jewish Ritual Purity Observance in Roman Palaestina: An Archaeological Perspective on Chronology and Historical Context,” in Expressions of Cult in the Southern Levant in the Greco-Roman Period. Manifestations in Text and Material Culture (eds. Oren Tal and Zeev Weiss; Contextualizing the Sacred Series, 6; Turnhout: Brepols), 269–284.
4. 2017. “Toward an ‘Archaeology of Halakhah’: Prospects and Pitfalls of Reading Early Jewish Ritual Law into the Ancient Material Record,” Archaeology and Text, 1: 27–38.
5. 2017. “Remains of Tefillin from Naḥal Ṣeʾelim (Wadi Seiyal): A Leather Case and Two Inscribed Fragments (34Se 1 A–B),” Dead Sea Discoveries, 24: 112–137.
6. 2017. Review of Anna Busa, Die Phylakterien von Qumran (4Q184.108.40.206) aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung, Dead Sea Discoveries, 24: 153–155.
7. 2017. “Purity without the Temple: The Production and Use of Limestone Vessels during the 70–132 CE Interwar Period in Light of the Assemblage from Shuʿafat,” New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region 10: 111–123 [Hebrew].
8. 2017. “A Tefillin Case from the Cave of the Scrolls (Cave 34) at Naḥal Ṣeʾelim,” In the Highland's Depth, Ephraim Range and Binyamin Research Studies 7: 145–162 [Hebrew].
9. 2016. Yuval Gadot and Yonatan Adler, “A Quantitative Analysis of Jewish Chalk Vessel Frequencies in Early Roman Jerusalem: A View from the City’s Garbage Dump,” Israel Exploration Journal, 66: 202–219.
10. 2016. “The Distribution of Tefillin Finds among the Judean Desert Caves,” in The Caves of Qumran: Proceedings of the International Conference, Lugano 2014 (ed. Marcello Fidanzio; Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 118; Leiden: Brill), 161–173.
11. 2016. Adler, Yonatan and Farhi, Yoav. “A Unique and Enigmatic Type of Chalkstone Vessel from the Early Roman Period.” Judea and Samaria Research Studies 25: 175–182 [Hebrew].
12. 2016. “Between Priestly Cult and Common Culture: The Material Evidence of Ritual Purity Observance in Early Roman Jerusalem Reassessed,” Journal of Ancient Judaism, 7, 228–248.
13. 2016. Review of Stuart S. Miller, At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds: Stepped Pools, Stone Vessels, and Ritual Purity Among the Jews of Roman Galilee, Association for Jewish Studies Review, 40: 419–421.
14. 2016. “A Fresh Look at the Architectural Complex on the Acropolis of Samaria-Sebaste during the Roman Period.” Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 25, 31–44 [Hebrew].
15. 2015. “Rabbinic Literary Evidence on the Mikveh in Medieval Germany: A Work in Progress” in Jewish Architecture: New Sources and Approaches (eds. Katrin Keßler and Alexander von Kienlin; Petersberg: M. Imhof), 77–82.
16. 2015. “Chalk Vessels at Khirbet Qumran and the Status of Stone Vessels in the Scrolls,” Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 24, 93–110 [Hebrew].
17. 2014. “The Myth of the ’Ôṣār in Second Temple Period Ritual Baths: An Anachronistic Interpretation of a Modern-Era Innovation,” Journal of Jewish Studies 64, 263–283.
18. 2014. “Ancient Miqwa’ot: Archaeology, Early Halakhah, and What’s in Between” (review of Ronny Reich, Miqwa’ot [Jewish Ritual Baths] in the Second Temple, Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods), Cathedra 154, 183–188 [Hebrew].
19. 2014. “Tosefta Shabbat 1:14 – ‘Come and See the Extent to Which Purity Had Spread’: An Archaeological Perspective on the Historical Background to a Late Tannaitic Passage,” in Talmuda de-Eretz Israel: Archaeology and the Rabbis in Late Antique Palestine (ed. Steven Fine and Aaron Koller; Studia Judaica. Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums 73; Berlin: Walter De Gruyter), 63–82.
20. 2014. “Jewish Ritual Baths in Judaea-Palaestina” (review of Ronny Reich, Miqwa’ot [Jewish Ritual Baths] in the Second Temple, Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods), Journal of Roman Archaeology 27, 858–862.
21. 2013. “Religion, Judaism: Purity in the Roman Period,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology (eds. Daniel Master et al.; vol. 2; Oxford: Oxford University Press), 240–249.
22. 2011. “The Content and Order of the Scriptural Passages in Tefillin: A Reexamination of the Early Rabbinic Sources in Light of the Evidence from the Judean Desert,” in Halakhah in Light of Epigraphy (eds. Albert I. Baumgarten et al.; Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplement Series 3; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht), 205–229.
23. 2011. Review of Yehudah B. Cohn, Tangled up in Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World, Zion 76: 383–387 [Hebrew].
24. 2010. David Amit and Yonatan Adler, “The Observance of Ritual Purity after 70 C.E.: A Reevaluation of the Evidence in Light of Recent Archaeological Discoveries,” in “Follow the Wise” (B. Sanhedrin 32b): Studies in Jewish History and Culture in Honor of Lee I. Levine (eds. Ze’ev Weiss et al.; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns), 121–143.
25. 2010. David Amit and Yonatan Adler, “Miqwa’ot in the Necropolis of Beth She‘arim,” Israel Exploration Journal 60: 72–88.
26. 2009. “Ritual Baths Adjacent to Tombs: An Analysis of the Archaeological Evidence in Light of the Halakhic Sources,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 40: 55–73.
27. 2008. “The Ancient Synagogue and the Ritual Bath: The Archaeological Evidence and its Relevance to an Early Rabbinic Enactment,” Cathedra 128: 51–72 [Hebrew].
28. 2008. “Second Temple Period Ritual Baths Adjacent to Agricultural Installations: The Archaeological Evidence in Light of the Halakhic Sources” Journal of Jewish Studies 59: 62–72.
29. 2008. “The Temple Willow-Branch Ritual Depicted on Bar Kokhba Denarii,” Israel Numismatic Journal 16: 129–133.
30. 2007. “Identifying Sectarian Characteristics in the Phylacteries from Qumran,” Revue de Qumran 89: 79–92.
31. 2007. “Representations of the Temple Menorah in Ancient Jewish Art in Light of Rabbinic Halakhah and Archaeological Finds,” Recent Innovations in the Study of Jerusalem 13: 161–172 [Hebrew; English abstract: 26*–27*].
32. 2007. “The Observance of Ritual Purity Laws in the Agricultural Industry of the Land of Israel during the Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods,” Jerusalem and Eretz-Israel – A Journal for Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology: Yehuda Feliks Memorial Volume 4–5: 59–83 [Hebrew; English abstract: pp. 6*–7*].
33. 2007. David Amit and Yonatan Adler, “Revisiting the 1913–1914 Weill Expedition: Recent Excavations in the City of David,” City of David: Studies of Ancient Jerusalem 2: 69–81 [Hebrew].
34. 2006. “The Ritual Baths Near the Temple Mount and Extra-Purification Before Entering the Temple Courts: A Reply to Eyal Regev,” Israel Exploration Journal 56: 209–215.
35. Forthcoming 2018. “Recent Innovations in the Study of Jewish Chalkstone Vessels during the Roman Period,” Qadmoniot.
36. Forthcoming. “Cemeteries (Beth Sheʿarim)” in T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism (eds. Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner; Edinburgh: T&T Clark).
37. Forthcoming. “Mishnah Tractate Miqva’ot: Translation and Commentary,” in The Mishnah: An Annotated Translation (eds. Shaye J. D. Cohen, Hayim Lapin and Robert Goldenberg; Oxford: Oxford University Press).
38. Forthcoming. “The Miqwa’ot,” In Excavations at the Site of the Jerusalem International Convention Center (Binyanē Ha-’Uma–Crowne Plaza Hotel) 2009-2010: Pottery Workshops from the Second Century BCE to the Second Century CE near Jerusalem, Volume I (eds. Ron Beeri and Danit Levi; Israel Antiquities Authority Reports; Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority).
39. Forthcoming. “Chalk Vessels from the City-Dump of Early Roman Jerusalem (City of David, Area D3),” in Jerusalem’s Early Roman Garbage Dump: Excavation Report, (ed. Yuval Gadot).
40. Forthcoming, “Archaeology of Second Temple Judaism,” in Jewish Annotated Apocrypha (eds. Jonathan Klawans and Lawrence Wills; Oxford: Oxford University Press).
41. Forthcoming. “A Typological Distinction between Two Types of Tefillin Cases from Qumran”.
42. 2018. “‘Pure’ Garbage—Limestone Vessel Remaims,” in: Yuval Gadot, “Jerusalem and the Holy Land(fill),” Biblical Archaeology Review, 44/1: 36–45, 70 (box on pg. 45).
43. 2017. “Jewish Purity Practices in Roman Judea: The Evidence of Archaeology,” Ancient Near East Today, Vol. 5, No. 2.
44. 2017. “On the Origins of Tevilah (Ritual Immersion),” The Torah.com: A Historical and Contextual Approach <http://thetorah.com/on-the-origins-of-tevilah-ritual-immersion/>
45. 2015. “Hold onto Humanity,” in 40 Futures: Experts Predict What's Next for Biblical Archaeology (ed. Ellen White; Digging Deeper Series, 3; Washington D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society), 8–9.
46. 2012. “Archaeological Views: At the Interface between Archaeology and Texts,” Biblical Archaeology Review 38/6: 26: 74.
47. 2005. Birur Halakhah on Tractate Hagigah of the Babylonian Talmud (Jerusalem: The Halakhah Berurah and Berur Halakhah Institute) [Hebrew].
48. 2004. “The Pool of Siloam as a Pilgrimage Landmark: A New Interpretation of a Passage in the Jerusalem Talmud,” Sinai 134: 160–167 [Hebrew].
49. 2004. “Archaeological Evidence in the Halakhic Decision Making Process,” Techumin 24: 495–504 [Hebrew].
50. 2003. “The Value of Coinage during the Tannaitic Era,” Techumin 23: 404–412 [Hebrew].
51. 2002. “The Site of the Burning of the Red Heifer,” Techumin 22: 537–542 [Hebrew].
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