The Hebrew University has unusually rich facilities, distinguished faculty and varied programs in the fields of Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Christian Origins, and Religion in Late Antiquity. In addition to its regular academic programs, it houses major research projects: The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls conducts a broad spectrum of research and lectures in the field; the official publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls is directed by Chief Editor and Hebrew University Professor E. Tov; the Hebrew Bible Project engages scholars working on the textual transmission of the Hebrew Bible.
Students wishing to pursue study in the fields of Judaism in the Second Temple Period and Early Christianity in its Jewish Matrix may apply to the following graduate programs:
Two years of course work and a thesis are required for both the above courses.
Most classes are conducted in Modern Hebrew, but some are in English. Courses
in English offered in the Rothberg International School may also be
taken, subject to Departmental requirements.
The University offers and intensive Summer Course (Ulpan) in Modern Hebrew and intensive Hebrew courses for overseas students during the academic year.
Chazon, Esther, Senior Lecturer: Dead Sea Scrolls; Literature of the Second Temple Period, Development of Jewish Liturgy.
Steve Fassberg, Associate Professor: Hebrew Language; History of the Hebrew Language
Isaiah Gafni, Professor: Jewish History of the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods.
Moshe Greenberg, Professor Emeritus: Bible; Biblical Interpretation; Biblical Psalms and Prayer.
Wayne Horowitz, Associate Professor: Study of Ancient Mesopotamia; Mesopotamian cosmic geographics.
Avi Hurvitz,Professor: Development of the Hebrew Language; Dead Sea Scrolls;Canaanite, Hebrew and Aramaic Epigraphy.
Sara Japhet, Professor: Bible; Biblical Historiography; Biblical Interpretation
Menahem Kister, Associate Professor: Dead Sea Scrolls; Apocrypha; Midrash; Talmud.
Simha Kogut, Professor: Bible; Biblical Hebrew and Arameic; Targum and Exegesis.
Maren Niehoff, Lecturer: Jewish Thought; Midrashim and Targumim, Philo and Josephus.
Shmuel Safrai, Professor Emeritus: Jewish History in the Second Temple and Rabbinical Periods; Development of Synagogue.
David Satran, Lecturer: Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity.
Daniel Schwartz, Professor: History and Historiography of the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods; Dead Sea Scrolls.
Avigdor Shinan, Professor: Biblical Interpretation; Midrash; Targum.
Michael E. Stone, Professor: Jewish Literature and Thought of the Second Temple Period; Dead Sea Scrolls; Armenian Studies.
Yaakov Sussman, Professor Emeritus: Talmud; Halacha and its Development.
Gedaliahu Stroumsa,Professor: Religious trends in Late Antiquity; Patristics; Manichaeism.
Shemaryahu Talmon,Professor Emeritus,:Bible; Dead Sea Scrolls.
Emanuel Tov, Professor: Bible; Septuagint; Dead Sea Scrolls.
Moshe Weinfeld,Professor Emeritus: Bible and the Ancient Near East; Dead Sea Scrolls.
Yair Zakovtich, Professor: Biblical Narrative; Inner-Biblical Interpretation; Exegesis.
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