Prof. Pieter van der Horst

Prof. Pieter van der Horst received his PhD in theology from Utrecht University where he subsequently became professor of Jewish studies.

Publications by Prof. Pieter van der Horst

The Origins of Christian Anti-Semitism

Christian anti-Semitism began much later than Jesus’ life. In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which are the historically more reliable ones, Jesus views himself as a messenger of God to the Jews and as a member of the Jewish people. Read More »

The Egyptian Beginning of Anti-Semitism’s Long History

Most anti-Jewish material from Greek and Latin authors is pre-Christian. The main protagonists in the anti-Jewish propaganda came from Alexandria. There also the first anti-Jewish pogrom in history took place in 38 CE. Read More »