University of Calgary

Eliezer Segal

  • Professor Emeritus of Classics and Religion

Office Hours

  • By appointment

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Areas of Interest

◦ Rabbinic literature: text and redaction (especially Babylonian Talmud) ◦ The literary-rhetorical structures of Jewish biblical exegesis: The relationships between form, content and ideas [including the differences between Babylonian and Palestinian midrash] ◦ Jewish religious law, ritual and ethics ◦ Ancient Judaism in its Hellenistic setting

Some current and recent research

  • "Ring of Polycrates" motif in ancient religious literature (Herodotus, Matthew, Talmud, Midrash, Augustine) 
  • Adaptation of Greek literary motifs in Rabbinic texts



Book Chapter

Journal Article

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Curriculum Vitae


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