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Ronny Vollandt

Ronny Vollandt

PhD student, Middle Eastern

Subject groups/Research projects

Arabic & Persian Studies:

Research Interests

Current Research


I am currently studying for a Ph.D. in Semitic Philology, having graduated 2007 with a MA in Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University Jerusalem. My doctoral research aims to investigate the traditions of Arabic Pentateuch translations that were employed in Arabic speaking Christian communities living in Muslim lands in medieval times. It is based on a comprehensive linguistic and exegetic analysis of selected portions of manuscripts containing Arabic versions of the Pentateuch. My interests cover Arabic versions of the Bible, Judaeo-Arabic exegesis and grammatical thought, as well as the codicological study of Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts in general.