Judith Green, M.A.

Biblical Greek Academic Director

A Few Words About Me

Judith Green has been teaching Classical Greek to graduate students at the Hebrew University for decades.  Students from Israel, from China, South Korea, Japan, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and many other countries;  students who understand that knowing Greek is the key to their study of ancient history, classical archaeology, Jewish and Christian thought and the sacred writings of Jews, Christians and pagans.  She is a trained classical archaeologist as well as a philologist, and has worked on several large research projects at the Institute of Archaeology which require translation and analysis of Greek and Latin texts and inscriptions relating to the history and geography of ancient Palestine.  Although trained originally in Classical Greek, her extended stays in Greece and the Balkans exposed her to the Greek Orthodox Church, spoke Greek and Byzantine art, which became a special interest.  She has led many informal tour groups from Israel to the Balkans and Cyprus for study of Byzantine churches.  Together with her students in Jerusalem, she has been reading the New Testament with great joy and exploring its intricate connections to the Hebrew Bible and the history of her own Jewish religion.  Living in Jerusalem during a period of intense political and social turmoil  led her to create of several significant organizations which promote dialogue and understanding between Israelis and Arabs, both in Israel and with Palestinians in the West Bank, Christians, Moslems and Jews.  Teaching Greek of the New Testament and the Septuagint, the Greek Old Testament, to students from all over the world through eTeacher is thus a natural culmination of all these interests.


1969 - 1973

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
M.A. in Classical Philology
Ph.D. studies
Thesis (unfinished), Nicetas Choniatas, The Sack of Constantinop


University of Chicago, Chicago, ILL.
M.A. in Classical Archaeology
Thesis:  The Tower of the Winds in Athens


Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.
B.A., with honors, Wellesley Scholar
Greek major, minor in Art History
Honors Thesis:  Foundation Myths in Pindar

Professional Experience

2000 - present

Lecturer in Classical Greek, Rothberg International School, Division of Graduate Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2008 - 2010

Assistant Editor, Greek Inscriptions, Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, vol. 2,  2010 

1976 - present

Senior Researcher, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1973 - 1974

Conservator, Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem

1968 - 1973

Staff member of Archaeological expeditions in Cyrene, Libya; Idalion, Cyprus; 

Philippi, Greece; Kenchreai, Greece


Teaching Assistant, Harvard University

Publications and Prizes


Yoram Tsafrir, Leah DiSegni and Judith Green, The Onomasticon of Iudaea, Palaestina and Arabia in The Greek and Latin Sources, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem (first two volumes in press)


Yoram Tsafrir, Leah DiSegni and Judith Green, Iudaea . Palaestina - Maps and Gazetteer, (Tabula Imperii Romani), The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem 1994


Judith Green and Yoram Tsafrir, “Greek Inscriptions from Hammat Gader:  A Poem by the Empress Eudocia and Two Building Inscriptions”, Israel Exploration Journal, vol. 32, pp. 77-96, Jerusalem 1982


Judith Green and Anna Sophokles, Spoken Greek for Archaeologists, Cambridge, MA. 1972


Fulbright Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1968-1969