Tal Ilan

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Tal Ilan (born 1956) is an Israeli-born historian, notably of women's history in Judaism, and lexicographer. She is the initiator and director of The Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud (FCBT). She is currently professor of Jewish Studies at the Freie University in Berlin.[1]


  • Jewish Women in Greco-Roman Palestine (1995; repr., Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1996)
  • Mine and Yours are Hers: Retrieving Women's History from Rabbinic Literature, Arbeiten zur Geschichte des Antiken Judaismus
  • Integrating Women into Second Temple History (1999)
  • Silencing the Queen (2006)
  • Massekehet Taanit (Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud. 2008)
  • Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity: 330 BCE - 650 CE (4 vols. 2002-2012)
  • The New Jewish Inscriptions from Hierapolis and the Question of Jewish Diaspora Cemeteries Scripta classica Israelica: 25-28 Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies (2006)


  1. ^ Daniel R. Langton The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination: A Study in Modern ...2010 p131 "178 A more overtly feminist agenda can be found in work of Tal Ilan (1956–), an Israeli-born professor of Jewish Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin. Ilan describes herself as a 'positivist ..."

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