Dr. Moshe Blidstein is a lecturer at the History Department, University of Haifa. He specializes in the religions in the Roman Empire, especially concerning ritual and ritual discourses. Among his publications are Purity, Community and Ritual in Early Christian Literature (Oxford, 2017) and “How Many Pigs were on Noah’s Ark? An Exegetical Encounter on the Nature of Impurity”, Harvard Theological Review 108:3 (2015), 448-70. He is also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Abrahamic Religions (Oxford, 2015).