I will be participating in a roundtable on “Jewish History/General History: Rethinking the Divide” at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Monday, January 5, 11 AM – 1 PM.  In this paper I will reflect on historical turn in the study of Jews in antiquity from history to “rabbinics” (some thoughts about that category here) and its contemporary implications, particularly since the rise of the concept of “Late Antiquity.”  Mostly, though, I am looking forward to learning from the other members of the panel.