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Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies


The department is concerned with a number of major areas: the Classical Hebrew language of the Old Testament of the Bible, bible studies, modern Hebrew, Yiddish language and literature, and Jewish civilisation, thought and culture.


Professor Suzanne Rutland, Dr Jennifer Dowling, Professor Konrad Kwiet, Dr Ian Young.

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Discipline of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

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The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies has a variety or strengths as we offer expertise in the areas of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Studies in general, Modern Hebrew, Jewish Civilisation and Yiddish. The department is very research active and has a large number of research students, making it an exciting place to study in.In general the department offers two main areas of expertise:

  1. The Classical Period - The department has a broad range of expertise in Biblical Studies, specifically Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament, with areas of specialization including Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic language, textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and prophetic and apocalyptic literature. Within this area, we offer expertise in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the period of the first to third centuries of Second Temple Writings.
  2. The Modern Period - This includes Zionism and Modern Israel, the background to the Holocaust, its history and aftermath, Diaspora Studies, Australian Jewry, and the languages of Modern Hebrew, including pedagogy, and Yiddish.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 448