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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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Meet our graduates
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: Biblical Narrative Prophetical Literature Biblical Theology  
From Josephus to Yosippon and Beyond Publications
Author: Volume Editors: Carson Bay, Michael Avioz, and Jan Willem van Henten
Two millennia ago, the Jewish priest-turned-general Flavius Josephus, captured by the emperor…
Jeremiah - Michelangelo Research Fields
The phenomenon of prophecy; the Former Prophets and the Latter Prophets; First…