Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Karina Martin Hogan

Associate Professor

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies - Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center 924F

Duane Library 111

(212) 636-7675

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. - University of Chicago Divinity School 

M.A. - University of Chicago Divinity School

Research Interests

Hebrew Bible and Second Temple period Judaism, especially wisdom and apocalyptic literature, and early biblical interpretation. Methodological approaches include metaphor theory and ecological hermeneutics.

Dr. Hogan is a recognized expert on 4 Ezra, a Jewish apocalypse written around 100 C.E., and has published essays and articles on several other apocalyptic and wisdom books of Second Temple Judaism. Her current research is shifting her focus back to the Hebrew Bible. In a book project tentatively entitled Mother of All the Living: Creation as Birth in the Bible and Early Judaism, she is examining metaphors involving the maternity of the Earth in a wide range of biblical and post-biblical texts. This project combines a cognitive linguistics approach to analyzing metaphors with an orientation toward the texts that is informed by ecological hermeneutics.


Dr. Hogan majored in Classics at Swarthmore College and studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, so she brings a background knowledge and interest in Greek and Roman antiquity to her studies of early Judaism. At the Divinity School of the University of Chicago she studied the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism with John J. Collins (now Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School), Michael Fishbane, and the late Tikva Frymer-Kensky, and New Testament and Christian Origins with Adela Yarbro Collins and Hans Dieter Betz. She also took a number of courses and a comprehensive exam in Religious Ethics.

Dr. Hogan is on the Women’s Studies faculty and has an interest in feminist interpretation of Scripture that dates back to her undergraduate studies with Amy-Jill Levine. She is also a member of the Service Learning faculty; her commitment to community service was nurtured at Swarthmore College and in her two years as an Apostolic Volunteer after college.

She is the chair of the Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianity section of the SBL and an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association.


“The Mortal Body and the Earth in Ben Sira and the Book of the Watchers.” In Christian Body, Christian Self: Concepts of Early Christian Personhood, ed. Clare K. Rothschild and Trevor W. Thompson. WUNT; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.

“Mother Earth as a Conceptual Metaphor in 4 Ezra.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73.1 (January 2011): 72-91.

“Elusive Wisdom and the Other Nations in Baruch.” In The “Other” in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins, ed. Daniel C. Harlow, Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff and Joel Kaminsky. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

“4 Ezra.” In The Dictionary of Early Judaism, ed. John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow. Eerdmans, 2010.

Theologies in Conflict in 4 Ezra: Wisdom Debate and Apocalyptic Solution. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 130. Leiden: Brill, 2008.


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