Eric M. Meyers

Eric M. Meyers

Bernice and Morton Lerner Distinguished Emeritus Professor in Judaic Studies

External address: 
230C Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
(919) 660-3517


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1969

Meyers, Eric M., Carol L. Meyers, M. Balouka, and A. de Vincenz. The Pottery from Ancient Sepphoris. Edited by E. M. Meyers and C. L. Meyers. Vol. 1. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Meyers, C. L., and E. M. Meyers. Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs. Vol. VI. Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2009.

Bailey, Candace. Book reviews. Vol. 20. Informa UK Limited, 2000. Full Text

Meyers, E. M. “Jesus and His World. Sepphoris and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.” In Saxa Loquentur, edited by Cornelis G den Hertog, Ulrich Hübner, and Stefan Münger, 185–97. Geburtstag (Alter Orient und Altes Testament), Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2003.

Meyers, E. M., and Carol Meyers. “New Translation with Brief Introductions to the Books of Haggai and Zechariah.” In The New Catholic Bible, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “Haggai, Zechariah.” In The New Interpreter’s Study Bible. Abingdon Press: Nashville, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “The Problems of Gendered Space in Syro-Palestinian Domestic Architecture: The Case of Roman-period Galilee.” In Proceedings from Conference on The Early Christian Family, edited by D. Balch and C. Osiek, 38–51. Wm. B. Erdmans Publishing Co., 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “The Rise of early Judaism and Early Christianity in the Light of Archaeology with Special Reference to the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In ASOR Centennial at The Smithsonian, edited by D. Clark. ASOR Publications, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “Jewish Art and Architecture in Ancient Palestine (70-235 CE).” In The Cambridge History of Judaism, edited by S. Katz, Vol. IV. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “Archaeology and Nationalism in Israel: Making the Past Part of the Present.” In Zeichen Aus Text Und Stein: Studien Auf Dem Weg Zu Einer Archäeologie Des Neuen Testaments, edited by S. Alkier and J. Zangenberg. Tübingen, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “The Ceramic Incense Shovels from Sepphoris: Another View.” In Festschrift for Amichai Mazar, edited by A. Maeir and P de Miroschedji, 2003.

Meyers, E. M. “Aspects of Everyday Life in Roman Palestine with Special Reference to Private Domiciles and Ritual Baths.” In Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities, edited by J. Bartlett, 193–219. Routledge Ltd., 2002.

Meyers, E. M. “Sepphoris: City of Peace.” In The First Jewish Revolt: Archaeology, History, and Ideaology, edited by A. M. Berlin and J. A. Overman, 110–20. Routledge, 2002.


Meyers, E. M. “Highlands of Many Cultures: The Southern Samaria Survey B The Sites.” Scholar’S Bookshelf: Bar 26 (2003): 3–62.

Meyers, E. M. “Dictionary of the ancient Near East.” American Journal of Archaeology 105, no. 1 (January 2001): 105–105. Full Text

Meyers, E. M., C. L. Meyers, and J. P. Dessel. “Report on the 2000 season at Tell )Ein Zippori.” Israel Exploration Journal 51 (2001): 99–104.

Donfried, Karl P., and P. Richardson. “Judaism and Christianity in First Century Rome.” American Journal of Archaeology 104 (2000): 39–40.

Williams, M. H. “The Jews Among the Greeks and Romans.” American Journal of Archaaeology 104 (2000): 39–39.

Meyers, E. M., and Mark Chancey. “How Jewish was Sepphoris in Jesus’ Time?Biblical Archaeology Review 26 (2000): 18–61.

Meyers, E. M. “The Pools of Sepphoris - Ritual Baths or Bathtubs?Biblical Archaeology Review 26 (2000): 46–61.

Levine, Lee I., and Lee I. ed. “Jerusalem: Its Sanctity and Centrality to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” Church History, 2000.


Meyers, E. M. “Roman-period houses from the Galilee: Domestic architecture and gendered spaces.” In Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past: Canaan, Ancient Israel, and Their Neighbors  From the Late Bronze Age..., edited by W. G. Dever and S. Gitin, 487–99. EISENBRAUNS, 2003.

Selected Grants

Aramaic in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004