Lecturer – Topography class.

Province of Emilia-Romagna of the Order of Capuchins Minor Brothers (Italy).

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Born on 04 October 1977 (Turkey)
Ordained a priest on 01 October 2005 (Italy).

– Italian
– English
– Modern Hebrew
– French
– German
– Arabic (MSA)

– Biblical Hebrew
– Greek
– Syriac
– Biblical Aramaic

Areas of research :
Asia Minor, Synagogues of Late Antiquity, Archaeology of the “Land of the Bible”.

Academic degrees :
2004: S.T.B (Antonium-Bologna, Italy)
2011: S.S.L. (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Jerusalem)
2019 : PhD in Archaeology (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Teaching :
2017-2020; 2021-2022: École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem
2017-2020; 2021-2022: Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (Jerusalem)
2021 : Studium Theologicum Salesianum (Jerusalem)
2021 : Assistant Professor (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum)
2022: In charge of the Topography Class, École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem.

PhD DISSERTATION: “Asia Minor Synagogues in Late Antiquity (3rd-7th Centuries CE) in Their Urban and Religious Contexts: Light from Archaeological and Literary Evidence”.

Publication in progress:
Currently, I am working out the details of my dissertation and preparing the manuscript for
publication in Brill’ Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (AJEC) Series.

DEMIRCI Y. (accepted),; “Synagogues in Asia Minor: An overview” in Weiss Z., Levine I. L. and Leibner U. (eds.) Ancient Synagogues Revealed II (in preparation).


DEMIRCI Y. (2021), Asia Minor Synagogues Within their Late Antique City-Space and Religious Contexts: Priene as a Case-Study, In A. Cortese and G. Fioratto (eds.), Urban Space between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes, Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2021, 76-95.