FACULTY AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Esther Chazon (Lecturer)
Scrolls, Literature of the Second Temple Period, Development of Jewish
Liturgy. Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of
Jerusualem (1996-1997). Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Chazon, E. G. (1)"A Liturgical Document from
Qumran and Its Implications: "Words of the Luminaries" (4QDibHam) (in
Hebrew)." Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991;
(2) "Is Divrei
ha-me'orot a Sectarian Prayer?" In
The Dead Sea Scrolls. Forty Years of Research., 3-17.
Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1992;
(3) "New Liturgical Manuscripts from
Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies. Conference in
Jerusalem, 207-214. Proceedings edited by D. Assaf. Magnes Press,
(4) "Prayers from Qumran and Their Historical
Implications." Dead Sea Discoveries 1.3 (1994) 266-284;
of B. Nitzan, Qumran Prayer and Religious
Poetry." Dead Sea Discoveries 2.3 (1995) 361-365.
(6) "The Creation and Fall of Adam in the Dead Sea Scrolls." In The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation, eds. J Frishman and L. van Rompay. 13-24. Leuven: Peeters, 1997.
(7) "Hymns and Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls." In The Dead Sea Scrolls after Fifty Years. A Comprehensive Assessment, eds. P. W. Flint and J. C. VanderKam. 244-270. 1. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998.
(8) "A Case of Mistaken Identity: Testament of Naphtali (4Q215) and Time of Righteousness (4Q215a)," in The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls: New Texts, Reformulated Issues, and Technological Innovations, eds. D. Parry and E. Ulrich. Leiden: Brill (in press).
(9) with Michael E. Stone, "4QTime of Righteousness (4Q215a, olim 4QTNaphtali): A Preliminary Publication of Fragment 1 ii," ibid.
David Flusser (Gail
Levin de Nur Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion)
General Research Interests: Judaism of the Second Temple Period; the New
Testament and its
Jewish background; The Dead Sea Scrolls; Early Church
Biography: Born in
Vienna, 1917, Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1955,
Lecturer at the H.U. in 1956. Associate Professor 1965, Professor in 1970.
Other Appointments: Visiting Prof. University of Lucerne, Member Israel
Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Recipient Israel Prize in 1980. Doctor
Philosophiae Honoris Causa, University of Lucerne, 1989
Current Research Projects:
Isaiah Gafni (Professor)
Jewish History of the
Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods.
(1) "The Babylonian Yeshiva as Reflected in Bava Qamma 117a." 49 (3-4 1980): 292-301;
(2) "On the Use of 1 Maccabees by Josephus Flavius." Zion 45 (1980): 81-95;
(3) "The Historical Background," Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period. Assen/Philadelphia: van
(4) "The Historical Background," The Literature of the Sages. Assen/Philadelphia: Van Gorcum; Fortress, 1987;
(5) "Pre-histories of Jerusalem in Hellenistic, Jewish and Christian Literature." JSP 1 (1987): 5-22.
Moshe Greenberg (Prof. Yitzhak Becker
Professor of Jewish Studies)
Research Interests: Art and Science of Bible Interpretation, Religion of
Biography: Born in Philadelphia, 1928. Ph.D University of
Pennsylvania, 1954. Professor at the Hebrew University in 1970. Other
Appointments: Assistent Professor, 1954, Assoc. Prof.1957 and Prof.
1961-1970 at University of Pennsylvania.Visiting Prof. Jewish Theological
Seminary, New York, 1966-70 and University of California at Berkeley;
Fellow, American Academy of Jewish Research.
Wayne Horowitz (Lecturer, Department of
General Research Interests: Ancient Near East, Religion, Mythology,
Science, Astronomy. Current Research Projects: Astrolabes, Mesopotamian
Astronomy before 1,000 BCE.
Biography: Dr. Wayne Horowitz is a Lecturer in the Rothberg School for
Overseas Students and the Department of Assyriology at the Hebrew University.
His field of specialization is Ancient Near Eastern (Sumerian and Akkadian)
literature, religion, mythology, science, and astronomy. Dr. Horowitz is a
native of Rosyln, Long Island, USA, and completed his B.A. at Brandeis
University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Birmingham in the United
Kingdom. His first book, Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, will be appearing
Publications: (Books) -- (1) Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography. Winoa
Lake, ID.: Eisenbrauns, (in press); (2) The Astrolabes and Related Texts:
Mesopotamian Astronomy Before 1000 B.C. Vienna: Archiv für Orientforschung
Beihefte-series, (in preparation); (3) with P. Watson, A Catalogue of Cuneiform
Tablets in the Birmingham City Museum (Volume 2). 1993; (3) with P. Watson, A
Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in the Birmingham City Museum (Volume 1).
(Articles)-- (1) "An Astronomical Fragment from Columbia University and
the Babylonian Revolts against Xerxes." Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Studies
23 (1994) 61-67; (2) "Two New Ziqpu-Star Texts." Journal of Cuneiform Studies
43 (1994) 89-98; (3) "A Join to Enuma Anu Enlil 50." Journal of Cuneiform
Studies 43 (1994) 127-129; (4) with S. Paul, "Two Proposed Janus Parallelisms in
Akkadian Literature." N.A.B.U. (1995) 11-12; (5) "Moab and Edom in the Sargon
Geography." Israel Exploration Journal 43 (1993) 151-156; (6) "A Parallel to
Shamash Hymn 11-12 and the Melammu of the Sun." N.A.B.U. (1993) 54-55; (7)
"Mesopotamian Accounts of Creation." Encyclopedia of Cosmology. Ed. N.
Hetherington (Garland Press, 1993) 387-397; (8) with V. Hurowitz, "Urim and
Thummim in Light of a Psephomancy Ritual from Assur (LKA 137)." Journal of
Ancient Near Eastern Studies 21 (1992) 95-115; (9) with A. Shaffer, "An
Administrative Tablet from Hazor: A Preliminary Edition." Israel Exploration
Journal 42 (1992) 21-33; (10) with A. Shaffer, "A Fragment of a Letter from
Hazor." Israel Exploration Journal 42 (1992) 165-167; (11) "Two Abnu-Sikinsu
Fragments." Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 82 (1992) 112-121; (12) "A Kettle-Drum
Ritual during Iyar Seleucid Era 85." N.A.B.U. (1991) 52-53; (13) "The Reverse
of the Neo-Assyrian Planisphere CT 33 11." Grazer Morgenlandische Studien 3
(1991) 149-159; (14) "Antiochus I, Esagil, and a Celebration of the Ritual for
Renovation of Temples." Revue d'assyriologie 85 (1991) 75-77; (15) with P.
Watson, "Further Notes on Birmingham Cuneiform Tablets volume I" Acta
Sumerologica 13 (1991) 409-417; (16) "Two Notes on Etana's Flight to Heaven."
Orientalia 59 (1990) 511-517; (17) "The Isles of the Nations: Genesis 10:5 and
Babylonian Geography." Studies in the Pentateuch (Supplements to Vetus
Testamentum XLI. Ed. J. A. Emerton (1990) 35-43; (18) "More Writings for Ursa
Major with Determinative gis." N.A.B.U. (1990) 2-3; (19) "Two Mul-Apin
Fragments." Archiv für Orientforschung 36/37 (1989/90) 116-117; (20) "A
Middle-Assyrian Exemplar of Urra." Archiv f&uumml;r Orientforschung 35 (1989)
161-178; (21) "An Akkadian Name for Ursa-Minor: mar.gid.da.an.na = eriqqi
samami." Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 79 (1989) 242-245; (22) "The Babylonian
Map of the World." Iraq 47 (1988) 147-165; (23) with D. Geva, "Antiochus IV in
Life and Death: The Babylonian Astronomical Diaries." Journal of the American
Oriental Society (in press); (24) "Birmingham Astronomical Cuneiform Texts."
Festschrift for W. G. Lambert (in press); (25) "Halley's Comet and Judean
Revolts Revisited." Catholic Biblical Quarterly (in press); "Computed
Tomography (CT) Imaging of Sealed Clay Cuneiform Tablets" (in Hebrew). HaTebah
Archaeologia WeMedeah 3 (1995) 8-12; (26) "Unrest in Canaan: An Amarna Period
on a Letter from Bet Shean" (in Hebrew). Kadmoniot (in press).
Avi Hurvitz (Benzion and Lina Halper
Professor of Bible and Hebrew Language)
General Research Interests:
Historical Development of the Hebrew Language and its Relation to the
other Semitic Languages during the Biblical and post-Biblical periods;
Linguistic Studies in the Realm of Biblical Criticism
in Ramat Gan, 1936. Ph.D.: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1967. Lecturer
at H.U. in 1967, Senior Lecturer in 1971, Associated Professor in 1978,
Professor in 1990. Other Appoinments: Research Fellow, Harvard
University, 1965-67; Visiting Professor, Jewish Theological Seminary, New
York; University of Pennsylvania, University of California at San Diego
and Oxford Center for Postgrad. Hebrew Studies; Recipient Warburg Prize,
1963 and J.Klausner Award, 1968
Sara Japhet (Professor of Bible)
Research Interests: Biblical
Religion, Biblical Historiography, Literature of the Restoration Period,
Medieval Jewish Exegesis
Biography: Born in Tel Aviv, 1934. Ph.D. at the
Hebrew University in 1973. Lecturer at the H.U. in 1973, Senior Lecturer
1977, Associate Professor in 1981, Professor in 1987. Other Appointments:
Visiting Prof.Univer.of Calif.at Berkeley and Jewish Theological Seminary,
New York; Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford.
Current Research Projects:
Menahem Kister (Associate Professor)
Sea Scrolls; Apocrypha; Midrash; Talmud
Kister, Menachem. "leToldot cat haEssim: Iunim beChazon haChiut,
sefer haYovlim uBrit demasek." Tarbiz 56 (1 1987): 1-18.
(1) "Newly-Identified Fragments of the Book of Jubilees:
Jub. 23:21-23, 30-31." RQ 12 (48 1987): 529-536.
(2) "Olalot Misifrut Qumran." Tarbiz 57 (1988): 315-325.
(3) "A Contribution to the Interpretation of Ben Sira."
Tarbiz 59 (3-4 1990): 303-378.
(4) "Metamorphoses of Aggadic Traditions." Tarbiz
60 (1991): 179-224.
(5) "Commentary to 4Q298." JQR 85 (1-2 1994):
(6) "Commentary to 4Q298." Jewish Quarterly Review
85 (1994-95): 237-249.
Simcha Kogut (Senior Lecturer in Bible and
General Research Interests. Biblical Hebrew and
Biblical Aramaic (phonology, morphology and syntax) and northwest Semitic
background; linguistic approach of the medieval biblical commentators and
the Hebrew reflected in thier commentaries; syntax and lexicology of
medieval Ashkenazi Hebrew, development of syntactical structures in
Biography. Born in Tel Aviv, 1937. Ph.D. at the Hebrew
University in 1976. Lecturer at the H.U. in 1979, Senior Lecturer in 1981.
Other appointments. Visiting lecturer, Harvard University 1980-81;
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University 1989-90; Recipient Lady Davis
Current Research Projects:
Maren Niehoff (Lecturer)
Jewish Thought; Cain and Abel: The Main
Features of Midrashim and Targumim, Philo and Josephus.
"The Figure of Joseph in the Targums." JJS
39 (2 1988): 234-250.
The Figure of Joseph in Post-Biblical Jewish Literature.
Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums. Leiden:
Shmuel Safrai (Professor of History of the
Jewish People, Emeritus)
General Research Interest: Jewish History, Second Temple Period, Mishnah
Biography. Born in Warsaw, 1919. Ph.D. at the Hebrew
University in 1957, Senior Lecturer at the H.U. in 1965, Associate
Professor, 1969, Professor in 1978, Emeritus. Other Appointments:
Associate Member, Institute of Classical Studies, London, 1961, and
N.I.A.S., The Netherlands.
David Satran (Senior Lecturer)
(1) Nebuchadnezzar Dethroned. The Interpretation of Daniel 4 in Early
Jewish and Christian Literature. Harvard Semitic Monographs. Atlanta:
(2) Daniel: Seer, Philosopher, Holy Man. Ideal Figures in Ancient Judaism.
Profiles and Paradigms. Chico CA: Scholars Press, 1980.
(3) "Jerome's Commentary on Daniel." Tarbiz 52 (1 1982): 145-153.
(4) The Lives of the Prophets. Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period.
Assen/Philadelphia: van Gorcum/Fortress, 1984.
(5) "Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation of the Fourth Chapter of the
Book of Daniel." Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985.
(6) Biblical Prophets and Christian Legend: The Lives of the Prophets Reconsidered.
Messiah and Christos. Studies in the Jewish Origins of Christianity presented
to David Flusser on the occasion of his Seventy Fifth Birthday. Göttingen:
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992.
(7) Pedagogy and Deceit in the Alexandrian Theological Tradition.
Origeniana Quinta. Papers of the 5th International Origen Congress.
Leuven: Peeters, 1993.
Daniel R. Schwartz (Associate Professor of
History of the Jewish People)
General Research Interests: Jewish History and Historiography of the Late
Second Temple period; King Agrippa I; Jewish Background of Early
Christianity; History of Modern Jewish Studies of Antiquity.
Born in Syracuse (New York) 1952, Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, 1980. Lecturer at the H.U. om 1979, Senior Lecturer in 1984,
Associate Professor in 1990.
Other Appointments: Recipient Wiznitzer
Current Research Projects:
Avigdor Shinan (Associate Professor, Department of
General Research Interests: Biblical Interpretation, Mishnah, Targum,
Jewish Prayerbook. Current Research Projects: Midrash Shemot Rabbah, chapters
15-52 (a critical edition); The Book of Jonah in ancient Jewish literature (with
Prof. Y. Zakovitch).
Biography: Professor Avigdor Shinan was born in Prague in 1946, and
emigrated to Israel in 1949. From 1964 to 1967, Professor Shinan served in the
Israeli Defense Forces. In 1972, he received B.A. in Biblical Studies and
Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1978, he received
Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. From 1979 to 1980, Professor Shinan conducted
post-doctoral research at Columbia University and The Jewish Theological
Seminary (NY). Professor Shinan served as Lecturer in the Department of Hebrew
Literature at the Hebrew University in the years 1979-1983, and as Senior
Lecturer in the years 1983-1991. In the years 1984-85, Professor Shinan was
invited by Yale University and The Jewish Theological Seminary (NY) as Visiting
Professor. He served as the Editor of Kiryat Sefer, a bibliographical quarterly
of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Professor Shinan
was invited by Yeshiva University (NY) as Visiting Professor in the years
1991-92. And since 1991, Professor Shinan has served the Department of Hebrew
Literature at Hebrew University as Associate Professor.
Publications: (Books) -- (1) The Biblical Story as Reflected in its
Aramaic Translations (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1993; (2) The
Embroidered Targum: the Aggadah in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan to the Pentateuch (in
Hebrew). Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1992; (3) The World of the Aggadah
(Broadcast University Series). Tel-Aviv: Publication of the Ministry of
Defense, 1990 (Original Hebrew edition, 1987; Russian translation, 1990); (4)
Midrash Shemot Rabbah, Chapters I-XIV. A Critical Edition Based on a Jerusalem
Manuscript, with Variants, Commentary, and Introduction (in Hebrew).
Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Dvir Publishing House, 1984; (5) The Book of Genesis in the
Bible, the Old Versions and the Ancient Jewish Literature (Monograph Series,
co-authored with Y. Zakovitch, in Hebrew). Five Volumes, 1983-1992; (6) The
Aggadah in the Aramaic Targums to the Pentateuch (in Hebrew). Jeruasalem:
Makor Publications, 1979. (Ph.D. dissertation, The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, 1978); (5) with J. Heinemann, The Statutory Prayers of the Sabbath
and the Weekdays (in Hebrew). Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1977.
(Articles) -- Over fifty articles in Hebrew or English on various issues
related to ancient biblical interpretation, especially Midrash and Targum.
Michael E. Stone (Professor of Armenian Studies,
Departments of Comparative Religion and Indian, Iranian, and Armenian Studies)
General Research Interests: Jewish Literature and Thought of the Second
Temple Period; The development of apocryphal traditions in Judaism and
Christianity; Pilgrimage to the Holy Land; Armenian literature, particularly
that deriving from and associated with the Bible; Armenian palaeography and
Armenian epigraphy with a particular stress on the Holy Land and Sinai; History
of the Armenians in the Holy Land.
Current Research Projects: (1) The Literature of Adam and Eve, with G. A.
Anderson; (2) Publication of assigned fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls; (3)
Critical Edition of the Armenian Version of the Testament of the Twelve
Patriarch; (4) Album of Armenian Paleography; (5) Armenian Literature relating
to Adam and Eve.
Biography: Professor Michael Stone received his B.A. (Hons.) in
Classics and Semitics from the University of Melbourne. He then completed Ph.D.
in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Professor
Stone also received D.Litt. from the University of Melbourne. Professor Stone
received the Jack Kolligian Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions
to Armenian Studies and Culture in 1988 and the Lakritz Prize for Commentary on
4 Ezra (Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) in 1991.
Professor Stone is a Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of
Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Instituto Lombarda: Academy of Sciences and
Letters of Lombardy (Italy), and an Honourary Member of Associazione
Publications for 1994-95: (Books) -- (1) with G. A. Anderson, A
Synopsis of the Primary Adam Literature. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994; (2)
with S. Ajamian (eds.), Text and Context: Studies in the Armenian New Testament
(University of Pennsylvania Armenian Texts and Studies, 13). Atlanta: Scholars
(Articles) -- (1) "Some Remarks on 'On the Creation of the World' by
Yovhannes TTlkurancTi." New Approaches to Medieval Armenian Language and
Literature (Dutch Studies in Armenian Language and Literature, 3). Ed. J. J. S.
Weitenberg (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 1995) 63-78; (2) "The Album of
Armenian Paleography with Some Pickings from Armenian Colophones." Gazette du
livre m.di.val 26 (1995) 8-17; (3) "Colophons in Armenian Manuscripts." Scribi
e Colofoni: Le Sottoscrizioni di Copisti dalle Origini all'Avvento della
Stampa. Ed. E. Condello and G. De Gregorio (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi
sull'Alto Medioevo, 1995) 463-471; (4) "A New Edition and Translation of the
Question of Ezra." Solving Riddles and Untying Knots: J. C. Greenfield
Festschrift. Ed. Z. Zevit, S. Gittin, and M. Sokoloff (Winona Lake:
Eisenbrauns, 1995) 293-316; (5) "Some New Major Tools for Armenian Studies."
Newletter of the Assoc. Int. des Etud. Arm. 20.20 (1994); (6) "Eight
Manuscripts of the Testament of the Twelve Patriachs." Text and Context:
Studies in the Armenian New Testament (University of Pennsylvania Armenian Texts
and Studies 13). Eds. S. Ajamian and M. E. Stone (Atlanta: Scholars Press,
1994) 75-82; (7) with J. C. Greenfield, "The First Manuscript of Aramaic Levi
from Cave 4 at Qumran (4QArLevia)." Le Mus.on 107.3-4 (1994) 257-281; (8)
"Jewish Tradition, the Pseudepigrapha and the Christian West." The Aramaic
Bible: Targums in their Historical Context. Eds. D. R. G. Beattie and M. J.
McNamara (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994) 431-449.
Yaakov Sussmann (Professor Louis Ginzberg
Professor of Talmud)
Biography: Born in Budapest, 1931. Ph.D at the
Hebrew University in 1970. Lecturer at the H.U. in 1970, Senior Lecturer
in 1971, Associate Professor in 1975, Professor in 1980.
Appointments: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge
Gedalihu G. Stroumsa (Martin Buber Associate
Professor of Comparative
General Research Interests: The idea of divinity in Early
Christianity and other Late Antiquity Religious Movements. Problems and
Issues in the
Study of History of Religions since the 17th Century.
Biography: Born in Paris, 1948. Ph.D. at the Harvard University in 1978,
Lecturer at the Hebrew University in 1978, Senior Lecturer in 1984,
Associate Professor in 1988, Professor in 1994. Other Appointments:
Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.; Visiting Prof. Ecole Biblique et
Archéologique Française, Ecole Pratique des hautes Etudes,
Université de Montreal
Current Research Projects:
Hidden Wisdom: Esoteric Traditions and the Roots of Christian Mysticism,
(Suppl. to Numen; Leiden: Brill, 1996) O. Limor and G.G. Stroumsa, eds.:
Contra Iudaeos: Ancient and Medieval Polemics between Christians and Jews,
(Tübingen: Mohr (Siebeck), 1996) H.G. Kippenberg and G.G. Stroumsa, eds.:
Secrecy and Concealment: Studies in the History of Mediterranean and Near
Eastern Religions (Suppl. to
Numen; Leiden: Brill, 1995)
Shemaryahu Talmon (Judah L. Magnes Professor
Emeritus of Bible)
Research Interests: Israel in the Restoration Period after the Babylonian
Exile; Commentary on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah; Emergence of Jewish
Sectarianism in the Second Temple Period; Qumran Studies
in Skierniwiece (Poland), 1920. Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem in 1955. Senior Lecturer in 1963, Associate Professor 1966,
Professor in 1974, Emeritus; Dean, Faculty of Humanities, 1975-78. Other
Appointments: Lecturer, Leeds University, 1950-51; Visiting Assistent
Professor, 1961-62, Golding Prof., 1962-63, and Visiting Prof., Brandeis
University.; Visiting Lecturer, 1962-63 and Visiting Prof., Harvard
University, Visiting Prof.,University of California at Berkeley, Univ. of
Lucerne, Vanderbilt Univ.; Rector, College for Jewish Studies, Heidelberg;
Recipient Romano Guardini Medal, Katholische Akademie in Bayern, 1975;
Fellow Institute of Advanced Studies, H.U.; Natl.Humanities Ctr.,
Current Research Projects:
Zippora Talshir (Lecturer)
Hebrew Bible and
Emanuel Tov (Professor, Department of Bible)
Septuagint; Dead Sea Scrolls
Biography: Professor Emanuel Tov is the Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea
Publications: (Books) -- (1) with Stephen J. Pfann, The Dead Sea
Scrolls on Microfiche--A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the
Judean Desert, with a Companion Volume. Leiden: E. J. Brill and IDC, 1993;
(1*) Revised Edition of (1): Companion Volume to The Dead Sea Scrolls
Microfiche Edition (Second Revised Edition). Leiden: E. J. Brill and IDC,
1995; (2) with R. A. Kraft, The Greek Minor Prophets Scrolls from Nahal Hever,
(8HevXIIgr) (The Seiyal Collection I) (Discoveries in the Judean Desert VIII).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990; (2*) Second corrected printing of: The Greek
Minor Prophets Scrolls from Nahal Hever, (8HevXIIgr) (The Seiyal Collection I)
(Discoveries in the Judean Desert VIII). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990 ;
(3) The Textual Criticism of the Bible--An Introduction (in Hebrew). Jerusalem:
Mosad Bialik, 1989; (3a) Expanded and updated version of 3: Textual Criticism
of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis and Assen/Maastricht: Fortress Press and Van
Gorcum, 1992. (4)Tov, E. The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research: Revised and Enlarged Second
Edition. Jerusalem Biblical Studies 8, Jerusalem:
Simor Ltd., 1997.
Moshe Weinfeld (Professor Emeritus, Department of
General Research Interests: Bible and the Ancient Near East: Dead Sea
Scrolls. Current Research Projects: Bareki Nafsi hymns from Qumran (DJD
edition, Oxford); Deuteronomy 12-34, Anchor Bible Commentary, Doubleday.
Biography: Professor Moshe Weinfeld was born in Poland in 1925, and
immigrated to Israel in 1948. Professor Weinfeld completed B.A., M.A., and
Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during the years 1951-1964. He was
Instructor at the Hebrew University in the years 1961-66, and was Senior
Lecturer from 1969 to 1972. He was Associate Professor in the years 1973-1977,
and has been Profesor since 1978.
Professor Weinfeld was invited as Visiting Professor by various
institutions: The Jewish Theological Seminary (1966-69), Brandeis University
(1967-68), University of California, San Diego (1981), University of California
at Berkeley (1989). Professor Weinfeld has served as the Chair of the
International Team of Scholars at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the
Hebrew University, two times: 1978-79 (Bible and Ancient Near East) and
1989-1990 (Qumran Scrolls). Professor Weinfeld was the Editor of Shnaton --
Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in 1976. During the years
1993-94, Professor Weinfeld served as a Fellow at the Center for Theological
Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey.
Professor Weinfeld has held memberships in various academic
associations: the Editorial Board of Vetus Testamentum; Life Membership of the
Perry Foundation Committee for Biblical Research at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem; the Society for Biblical Literature; the Council of the World Union
for Jewish Studies (Jerusalem).
Professor Weinfeld received various prizes. Among them are the Ben Zvi
Prize for the History of the Land of Israel, awarded for the book, From Joshua
to Josiah (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1991) and the Israeli Prize for Biblical
Research, awarded by the Ministry of Education.
Publications: (Books) -- (1) Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in
the Ancient Near East. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1995; (2) The Promise of the
Land: The Inheritance of the Land of Canaan by the Israelites. Berkeley and
Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993; (3) A Commentary on
Deuteronomy: Chapters 1-11 (Anchor Bible). New York: Doubleday, 1991; (4)
From Joshua to Josiah: Decisive Periods in the History of Israel. Jerusalem:
Magnes Press, 1991; (5) The Organizational Pattern and the Penal Code of the
Qumran Sect: A Comparision with Guilds and Religious Associations of the
Hellenistic Roman Period (Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus 2). Göttingen:
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1986; (6) Justice and Righteousness in Israel and the
Nations: Equality and Freedom in Israel in the Light of Ancient Near Eastern
Concepts of Justice. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1985; (7) Historiography and
Interpretation--Studies in Biblical and Cuneiform Literature. Eds. H. Tadmor
and M. Weinfeld. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1983; (8) Ed. of Genesis, Leviticus,
Numbers, and Deuteronomy in The World of the Bible. Tel-Aviv: Revivim
Publishers, 1983; (9) Editor of "Likutei Tarbitz" I -- A Biblical Reader
Selected from Tarbitz. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1979; (10) Editor of "Shnaton"
-- Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Volume 1). Tel Aviv:
M. Newman, 1976; (11) Commentary on the Book of Genesis (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv:
Massadah, 1975; (12) Mesopotamian Creation Epic Enuma-elish: Transliteration,
Translation, and Notes (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Akademon, 1973; (13a)
Introductory Chapters on the Bible, Part I (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Akademon,
1972; (13b) Introductory Chapters on the
Bible, Part II (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Akademon, 1976; (14) Deuteronomy and
the Deuteronomic School. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.
(Articles) -- (1) "The Song of the Angels (Qedushah) at Qumran" (Lecture
given at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, April 25, 1990). (In press); (2) "Grace after Meals in Qumran."
Journal of Biblical Literature 111 (1992) 427-440; (3) "Prayer and Liturgical
Practice in the Qumran Sect." The Dead Sea Scrolls: 40 Years of Research
(March 20-24, 1988, Haifa University). Ed. D. Dimant and U. Rappaport
(Jerusalem 1992) 241-258; (4) "God Versus Moses in the Temple Scroll: 'I Do Not
Speak on My Own But on God's Authority.'" Revue de Qumran 15 (1991) 175-180;
(5) "The Charge of Hypocrisy in Matthew 23 and in Jewish Sources." Immanuel
24-25(Studies in Honor of D. Flusser) (1990) 52-58; (6) "The Morning Prayers in
Qumran and in the Conventional Jewish Liturgy." Revue de Qumran 13 (1988)
481-494; (7) "The Day of the Lord: Aspirations for the Kingdom of God in the
Bible and in Jewish Liturgy." Studies in Bible (Scripta Hierosolymitana XXXI).
Ed. S. Japhet (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1986) 341-372; (8) "Sarah and Abimelech
(Genesis 20) against the Background of the Assyrian Law and Genesis Apocryphon."
Festschrift M. Delcor (AOAT 215) 1985, 431-436; (9) "The Decalogue: Its
Uniqueness and Its Place in Israel's Tradition." The Ten Commandments in the
Perspective of Generation (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1985) 1-34; (10) "Minchah."
Theologisches Worterbuch zum Alten Testament (Band IV). Eds. Botterweck,
Ringgrin (1984) Columns 998-1000; (11) "On the Question of Morning
Benedictions." Tarbitz 51 (1982) 495-496; (12) "They Should Bring All of Their
Strength and All of Their Wealth into the Community of God." Studies in Bible
in Memory of Y. M. Grintz. (Tel Aviv, 1982) 37-41; (13) "The Royal Guard
according to the Temple Scroll." Revue Biblique 87 (1980) 394-396; (14) "The
Prayers for Knowledge, Repentance and Forgiveness in the Amidah Prayer." Tarbiz
48 (1979) 186-200; (15) "Temple Scroll or King's Law" (in Hebrew) Shnaton 3
(1978); (16) "Pentacost as Festival of the Giving of the Law" Immanuel 78
(1978), 7-18; (17) "The Hymn to Samas." Shnaton 2 (1977) 60-81; (18) "Traces of
the Qedushah of Yozer and the Morning Benedictions in Qumran and Ben Sirah."
Tarbiz 45 (1976) 16-26; (19) "Acceptance of the Heavenly Yoke." Ugarit
Forschungen 8 (1976) 379-414.
Yair Zakovitch (Professor of Bible)
General Research Interests:
:Literary-Critical Commentary on the Scroll of Ruth, Commentary on the
Scroll of Songs of Songs, the Idea of the Exodus; Inner-Biblical
Interpretation; The Book of Genesis in the old versions and Ancient Jewish
Biography: Born in Haifa, 1945. Ph.D. at the Hebrew
of Jerusalem, 1978. Lecturer at the H.U. in 1978, Senior Lecturer, 1981;
Associate Professor, 1985. Other Appointments: Visiting Lecturer at the
University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Professor at the University of
California at Berkeley.