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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




Noam Mizrahi

Prof. Noam Mizrahi

Department Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Bible
Rabin building, room 1110
Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible and historical linguistics of biblical languages ​​in their relation to the literary growth processes of the Bible; History of Hebrew Poetry and Prayer in the Bible and Second Temple Literature; Judean Desert Scrolls.
Dr. Ronnie Goldstein

Prof. Ronnie Goldstein

Associate Professor, Department of Bible
Rabin Building, Room 1105. Office Hours by appointment by e-mail

Research interests: Prophetic literature; the Bible in its ancient Near Eastern environment.

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Dr. Ronnie Goldstein received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2006. His work focuses mainly on Biblical historiography, prophecy, and the cultural interactions between Biblical and ancient Near Eastern literature and its impact upon the history of Biblical literature.


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Naphtali S. Meshel

Dr. Naphtali S. Meshel

Senior Lecturer, Department of Bible and the Department of Comparative Religion

Naphtali Meshel joined the Department of Bible and the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2016. His research focuses on the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern contexts, and on its early interpreters.

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Within the broader study of religion, he has a particular interest in Sanskrit literature. His first book, “The Grammar of Sacrifice”, examines the ancient intuition that sacrificial rituals, like languages, are governed by “grammars.” His research interests include ancient models for the “science of ritual”; systems of pollution and purification; and mechanisms of double entendre in Wisdom Literature. He previously taught at the Moscow State University for the Humanities and at Princeton University.

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Prof. Michael Segal

Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Biblical Studies
Rabin Building, Room 1103. Office Hours: Monday 13:15-14:15

Research interests: Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, including biblical Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations; early Jewish biblical exegesis

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; Jewish literature of the Second Temple period, including late biblical books, Apocrypha, Psedepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Additional academic responsibilities:

  • Editor, Hebrew University Bible Project
  • Editor, Textus, vols. 23-
  • Chair, Academic Committee, Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature
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Dr. Nili Wazana

Prof. Nili Wazana

Associate Professor, Department of Bible and the Department of Jewish History
Rabin Building, Room 1104. Office Hours: Sunday, 10:00-11:00

Research interests: History of the Biblical times; the Bible in its ancient Near Eastern environment.