Recherches historiques (non confessionnelles) autour de la Bible, du judaïsme antique et du christianisme des origines
Thierry Murcia is a Doctor of History (Very Honorable Mention with Congratulations from the Jury) and a specialist in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. A special mention was awarded to him in 2014 by the Jury of the Francophone Thesis Prize in Jewish Studies for his thesis entitled "Jesus in Talmudic Literature". Professor of Literature-History in secondary school, he is also an associate member of the Paul-Albert Février Center (Research laboratory located at the MMSH of Aix-en-Provence and dependent on the University of Provence). He is the author of a dozen books (six books, two pamphlets, a dictionary) and about twenty contributions (chapters of academic works) and articles published in renowned scientific journals (Revue des études juives, Revue biblique, Judaïsme ancien / Ancient Judaism...). In 2016, he collaborated on the volume devoted to "First Christian Writings" published in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. His three main works are: - "Jésus, les miracles élucidés par la médecine", Carnot, Paris, 2003, 280 pages. - "Jesus in the Talmud and Ancient Rabbinic Literature", Brepols, Turnhout, 2014, 810 pages. - "Mary called the Magdalene. Entre Traditions et Histoire : Ier-VIIIe siècle", Presses Universitaires de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 2017, 420 pages. His book on "Jesus in the Talmud", which has already been the subject of about fifteen reviews in French and English, is now considered an essential reference by specialists in these questions. He is currently preparing a book on the true identity of the "beloved disciple": an enigmatic character to whom we owe the writing of the Gospel attributed to John and who, according to Thierry Murcia, is not the apostle John...