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Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl

Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl

Language Teaching Officer in Hebrew

Office Phone: 01223 335118


Born 1975, Long Beach, California, USA. Married with three children. BA Social Science, Biola University. MA Bible and Its World, Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, dissertation: “לשון ספר ירמיה ותולדות הלשון העברית [The Language of the Book of Jeremiah and the History of the Hebrew Language]” (2012).

Past positions: teacher, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Language Center; adjunct lecturer, Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, University of the Holy Land; adjunct lecturer, Discourse Analysis, Special Course for Bible Translators, Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Subject groups/Research projects

Hebrew & Semitic Studies:

Research Interests

Ancient Hebrew philology and linguistics, Ancient Hebrew periodization, exegesis

Key Publications

“Resolving the Crux of Judges 7:5b–7: A Critique of Two Traditional Approaches and the Reproposal of a Third,” Hebrew Studies 50 (2009):67–84. (Link to PDF called Resolving the Crux)


“Hebrew Language: Periodization,” Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, ed. by G. Khan, 315–325. Leiden: Brill, 2013. (Link to PDF called Periodization)


“Her Word vs. His: The Underlying Reading at 1 Sam 1:23,” Journal of Biblical Literature, accepted for publication.


Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Book of Jeremiah: The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics 74). Leiden: Brill, 2014.


See more here (link to PDF of publications)