Paul Allan Mirecki

Paul Mirecki
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Associate Professor
  • Religious Studies

Contact Info

Smith Hall 205
1300 Oread Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


Specialization: Ancient Mediterranean cultures, languages & religions; ancient Greek & Coptic manuscripts.

 Professor Mirecki is an active member of several international scholarly societies, has convened several international academic conferences, and regularly searches European and American museum collections for unstudied ancient manuscripts which he prepares for publication.


Ancient Near East and Mediterranean religious traditions; sacred texts; ancient manuscripts; ritual studies; Jewish Studies.


Teaching interests:

  • Bible and biblical studies
  • Ancient Near East culture and religions
  • Ancient Mediterranean culture and religions
  • Greek, Hebrew, Middle Egyptian and Coptic languages
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Papyrology and palaeography
  • Literary criticism
  • Archaeology
  • Historiography.

Selected Presentations

Mirecki, P. (10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015). Sephardic scribal technique in an old Sefer Torah (Kansas MS J 1:2). The 40th Annual European Studies Conference. University of Omaha-Nebraska


Jewish Studies Program Executive Committee; Department of Religious Studies Prizes and Awards Committee.