Religious Responses to Climate Change in the Southern Levant: Understanding the rise and fall of Jewish ritual purification baths in the Hasmonean-Roman period

Project Details

Short titleReligious Responses to Climate Change in the Southern Levant
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2021


  • University of Helsinki: €150,000.00
  • Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation: €28,000.00

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Environmental history
  • Jewish studies


Research Output

  • 2 Book
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia / dictionary


Bonnie, R., 2019, Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online. Hunter, D., van Geest, P. & Lietaert Peerbolte, B. J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, 10 p. (Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific


Being Jewish in Galilee, 100–200 CE: An Archaeological Study

Bonnie, R. G. L. M., 2019, Turnhout: Brepols. 373 p. (Studies in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology; no. 11)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Hasmonean Memories and Hellenistic Building Traditions: The Appearance and Disappearance of Synagogue Buildings in the Late Second Temple Period

Bonnie, R. G. L. M., 18 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Synagogue in Ancient Palestine: Current Issues and Emerging Trends. Bonnie, R., Hakola, R. & Tervahauta, U. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , 22 p. (Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review


Catalogue of Stepped Pools

Bonnie, R. (Creator), Zenodo, 1 Dec 2018



  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Oral presentation

Understanding the Rise and Fall of Jewish Ritual Purification Baths in the Hasmonean-Roman Period

Rick Bonnie (Speaker), Saimi Kristiina Kautonen (Speaker)
25 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Concluding Meeting of the CSTT

Rick Bonnie (Attendee)
24 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Experiencing Jewish Ritual Bathing Practices in Early Roman Palestine

Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
14 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Tyhjenikö amme?

Rick Bonnie, Elisabeth Holmqvist-Sipilä & Paula Kouki


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media