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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Dr Shai Heijmans
Rabbinic Hebrew; Biblical Hebrew and its vocalisation systems; Jewish Aramaic

Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl
Ancient Hebrew philology and linguistics, Ancient Hebrew periodization, exegesis

Dr Benjamin Kantor
Biblical Hebrew, Historical Hebrew, Hebrew Reading Traditions, Medieval Hebrew Grammarians, Comparative Semitics, Arabic, Comparing Biblical/Arabic Literature, Koine Greek, Biblical Greek

Professor Geoffrey Khan
Semitic philological and linguistic studies, particularly of Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. Also endangered dialects of Neo-Aramaic and the history of Judaeo-Arabic, including modern spoken varieties.

Dr Yaron Peleg
Modern Hebrew literary history; Israeli cinema and culture; the creation and legacy of a native Hebrew culture at the beginning of the 20th century

Dr Michael Rand
Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) in Hebrew and Aramaic from Byzantine period Palestine; Hebrew codicology