Research Interests: Temple and cult; the Dead Sea Scrolls
Israel Knohl has a doctorate in Bible from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a visiting professor at University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Divinity School.
The Sanctuary of Silence (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1994), which won the Z. Shkopp Prize for Biblical Studies.
The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls (University of California Press, 2000), which was published in eight languages
The Divine Symphony: The Bible's Many Voices (JPS, 2003).
Research Interests: Syntax and lexicology of medieval Ashkenazi Hebrew; development of syntactical structures in Hebrew; comparison of Biblical and modern Hebrew
; Linguistic approach of rabbinic and medieval biblical exegesis, and the Biblical Hebrew reflected in rabbinic literature and medieval commentaries; Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic and their northwest Semitic background; the syntactical and exegetical aspects of Biblical te‘amim.
Additional academic positions:
Member, editorial board of "בלשנות עברית" (=Hebrew Linguistics)