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Professor Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spano’


M.A. in  History at the University of Warsaw (1997);
Ph.D. in History at the University of Warsaw (2002);
Habilitation also at the University of Warsaw (2013).
Scholarships from the Catholic University of Leuven (1999; 2001, 2002, 2004); Italian Government Scholarship (stay in Rome) (2001); Foundation for Polish Science (2003; 2013-2014); The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe (2014-2019); Andrew Mellon Foundation (2005) (stay in Consejo Superior de Investigationes Científicas – Madrid, Spain).

Research grants from State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) (1999; 2000-2001; 2008-2010); National Program for Development in Humanities (2013-2017); National Science Centre, Poland (2017-2021; 2022-2025).
Visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame (2005/2006); Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (2016).

Member of the Society of Biblical Literature; European Association of Biblical Studies; The Catholic Biblical Association of America; The European Association for Jewish Studies

Research interest: history and religion of Ancient Palestine; biblical historiography; relations between  Palestine and Greece during I Millennium BCE.

List of publications

Most important publications

Most important scholarly articles

  • “The Levites, *ra-wo, λᾶός / λαοί – A new proposal for lexical and historical relationship”, Biblica 101,3 (2020), 444–452 (DOI: 10.2143/BIB.101.3.3288731)

  • “The History of Passover: Changes in the Religion and Cult of the Judeans in 7th–5th Centuries BCE”, Revue Biblique 127,3 (2020), 338–351. (DOI: 10.2143/RBI.127.3.3287965)

  • “Food or Drink? Pork or Wine? The Philistines and their ‘Ethnic’ Markers”, Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, 29, 1 (2015), 110-116

  • “(Pseudo-)Eupolemus and Shechem. Methodology enabling the use of parts of Hellenistic Jewish historians” work in biblical studies’, in: Lester L. Grabbe (ed.), Enquire of the Former Age: Ancient Historiography and Writing the History of Israel, (LHB/OTS 554), T & T Clark International – Continuum, New York – London 2011, 77-96 (DOI 10.5040/9781472550392.0011)

Current scholarly projects