The Department of Hebrew Bible at Bar-Ilan University

The Department of Bible is the largest academic program of Hebrew Bible studies in the world. Our outstanding faculty covers the full breadth of Hebrew Bible studies, and its members are leading contributors to research in the field. Our students come from all over the world and from diverse faiths and backgrounds to study in a warm, welcoming, and intellectually invigorating environment in the land of the Bible. Students considering graduate work are invited to propose a project.

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Dr. Dominick Hernandez, an alumnus of the Bible Department's international program and now an associate professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Biola University, talks about his time at Bar-Ilan.
Academic Staff
Research: המחקר הספרותי של המקרא; הסיפור המקראי והשירה המקראית; ספרות התורה.
Before There Were Kings: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Judges Publications
Author: Elie Assis
Following the great periods of national leadership by Moses and Joshua, the book of Judges depicts…
Figure of David from the Synagogue at Gaza Research Fields
Inner-biblical interpretation; Qumran and Second Temple literature; the…