Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    Master 2 (1st class Honours) in History of Religions at Paris IV Sorbonne University. Title: "Egypt in Torah's Mirror: Egypt and the Egyptians in Jewish Writings from the 3d cent. BCE to the 2nd cent. CE"

  • 2001
    PhD (1st class Honours) in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology at Paris IV Sorbonne University

  • 2002
    CNRS Researcher

  • 2015
    CNRS Professor

Selected publications


  • 2015: K. Berthelot, R. Naiweld et D. Stökl Ben Ezra (dir.), L’identité à travers l’éthique. Nouvelles perspectives sur la formation des identités collectives dans le monde gréco-romain, Turnhout, Brepols, 2015.

  • 2014: K. Berthelot, J. David et M. Hirshman (dir.), The Gift of the Promised Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in the History of Jewish Thought, New York – Oxford, Oxford University Press.

  • 2013: D. Albera et K. Berthelot (dir.), Dieu, une enquête. Judaïsme, christianisme, islam, ce qui les distingue, ce qui les rapproche, Paris, Flammarion, 1036 p.

  • 2013: K. Berthelot, M. Langlois et T. Legrand (dir.), La Bibliothèque de Qumrân. Volume 3a. Torah – Deutéronome et Pentateuque dans son ensemble, Paris, Editions du Cerf.

  • 2011: K. Berthelot et M. Morgenstern (dir.), The Quest for a Common Humanity: Human Dignity and Otherness in the Religious Traditions of the Mediterranean, Numen 134, Leiden, Brill.

  • 2010: K. Berthelot et T. Legrand (dir.), La Bibliothèque de Qumrân. Volume 2. Torah – Exode, Lévitique, Nombres, Paris, Editions du Cerf.

  • 2010: K. Berthelot et D. Stökl Ben Ezra (dir.), Aramaica Qumranica: Proceedings of the Conference on the Aramaic Texts from Qumran at Aix en Provence 30 June–2 July 2008, STDJ 94, Leiden, Brill.

  • 2008: K. Berthelot, T. Legrand et A. Paul (dir.), La Bibliothèque de Qumrân. Volume 1. Torah – Genèse, Paris, Editions du Cerf.

  • 2004: K. Berthelot, "L' humanité de l’autre homme" dans la pensée juive ancienne, Leiden, Brill (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism n°87).

  • 2003: K. Berthelot, Philanthrôpia judaica. Le débat autour de la "misanthropie" des lois juives dans l’Antiquité, Leiden, Brill (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism n°76).

Selected projects

  • ERC Consolidator Grant n°614424, project "Judaism and Rome": Re-thinking Judaism's Encounter with the Roman Empire: Rome's Political and Religious Challenge to Israel and its Impact on Judaism (2nd Century BCE – 4th Century CE), 2014 – 2019

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS), section 32, 2008 – 2012

Media coverage

  • I regularly publish articles in popular journals like L'Histoire, Le Monde des Religions, Le Monde de la Bible, and participate in radio talks (France Culture, RFC...) and TV programs (France 2, KTO, Arte [documentary L'invention de l'Occident, 2013]).

Additional qualifications

  • French Habilitation (not post-doc) in 2014; title: Reconquérir la terre promise – La dynastie hasmonéenne entre modèles bibliques et diplomatie hellénistique


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