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Dr. Leonard Greenspoon

Dr. Leonard Greenspoon

Leonard Greenspoon holds the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, where he is also professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Theology.

A graduate of Harvard University and a Fulbright Fellow for Classical Studies at the University of Rome, he is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and several hundred articles and book chapters. He specializes in translations of the Bible (from the Septuagint to contemporary versions) and religion in popular culture.

Jewish Studies

PhD, Harvard University
MA, University of Richmond
BA, University of Richmond


Rites of Passage: How Today's Jews Celebrate, Commemorate, and Commiserate
Max Leopold Margolis: A Scholar's Scholar

Research interests

Jewish Studies


The Bible and the Ancient Near East
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Bible in Translation
War and Peace in the Hebrew Bible
The Works of Flavius Josephus: What They Tell Us — and Don't Tell Us — About Jews and Judaism Up Until the First Century CE
Jewish Humor