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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 & Graduate StudentsProf.  Noam Mizrahi

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





Israel Knohl

Prof. Israel Knohl

Professor Emeritus
Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible
Humanities Building, Room 6107

Research Interests: Temple and cult; the Dead Sea Scrolls

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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.

Selected Publications:

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).

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Simcha Kogut

Prof. Simcha Kogut

Professor Emeritus, Department of Bible and the Department of Hebrew Language
Humanities Building, Room 5118

Research Interests: Syntax and lexicology of medieval Ashkenazi Hebrew; development of syntactical structures in Hebrew; comparison of Biblical and modern Hebrew

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; 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)

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