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Bible Department
The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 9190501

Department Head and Consultant to Undergraduate Students: Prof.NIli Wazana

Consultant to Graduate Students: Prof. Michael Segal 

Departmental Secretary: Ms. Anat Haim Jani
Telephone: +972-2-5883605
Room 4603
Office hours: Sun 11:30-14:30, Mon-Thur 10:00-13:00




Dr. Naphtali S. Meshel

Naphtali S. Meshel
Senior Lecturer, Department of Bible and the Department of Comparative Religion

Research interests: Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context, and on its early interpreters. Within the broader study of religion, he has a particular interest in South Asia and in Sanskrit literature.

Naphtali Meshel joined the Department of Bible and the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2016. His first book, The “Grammar” of Sacrifice (Oxford 2014), examined the ancient intuition that sacrificial rituals, like languages, are governed by “grammars.” His current projects examine ancient models for the “science of ritual” and their applicability to systems of purity and impurity; and mechanisms of double entendre in Wisdom Literature. He previously taught at Princeton University.