Jonas Leipziger studied Jewish Studies (BA/MA) and Protestant Theology (MDiv) in Neuendettelsau, Heidelberg, Hanover (NH), and Jerusalem.  Currently, he is Research and Teaching Assistant at Heidelberg’s Center for Jewish Studies (HfJS). In 2019 he earned his PhD with his dissertation on Reading Practices in Ancient Judaism, that was part of Heidelberg’s Collaborative Research Centre 933 Material Text Cultures (Heidelberg University).

Furthermore, he is the co-editor of the volumes Material Aspects of Reading in Ancient and Medieval Cultures (MTK 26; De Gruyter, 2020) and of Philology and Aesthetics (JU 85; Peter Lang, forthcoming, 2020). Leipziger is also member of the AG Juden und Christen beim DEKT and associate member of the Frankfurt Graduate School 1728 Theology as an Academic Discipline.

Research Interests: Jewish Bible, Second Temple Period, History of Reading, Ancient Judaism and Christianity, Hellenistic Judaism, Material Aspects of the Bible, Jewish-Christian Relations.