Editors: Shaye Cohen (Harvard University), Matthijs den Dulk (Radboud University Nijmegen), David Goodblatt (University of California at San Diego), Christine Hayes (Yale University), Richard Kalmin (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr (University of Jena), Pieter van der Horst (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences), Huub van de Sandt (University of Tilburg), James VanderKam (Notre Dame)

General Editors: Joshua Schwartz (Bar-Ilan University) and Peter Tomson (University of Leuven)

CRINT Essay Prize in Early Jewish and Christian Studies

The Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum (CRINT) Foundation invites submissions for its new bi-annual Essay Prize, to be awarded to the best paper on a topic related to the early history of Jews and Christians. Any essay illuminating how Jews and Christians shared and/or developed their own traditions and identities during the first six centuries CE is eligible. Rabbinic literature and culture have long been areas of special focus of CRINT, and submissions that in some way engage or draw on these fields of study are therefore especially welcomed.

The amount of the prize is €1,000. (Post-)graduate students and those who received their PhD no earlier than 2018 are eligible.

In order to participate, submit an essay not exceeding 10,000 words (including footnotes; a bibliography is not necessary) to Dr. Matthijs den Dulk ( by July 1, 2019. The essay should not have been previously published. Submissions will be judged with particular attention to originality, significance, persuasiveness of argumentation and clarity of expression. The award committee reserves the right not to award the prize if no submission of sufficient quality is received.

The 2019 Award Committee consists of the CRINT Editorial Board members Shaye Cohen, David Goodblatt, and Huub van de Sandt.

November 2018