Prof. Yair Zakovitch
27 teaching hours, equivalent to 3 ECTS

Yair Zakovitch is the Emeritus Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His primary research interests are the Bible as literature, biblical thought, and ancient interpretation of the Bible. Prof. Zakovitch served as Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University, and also as its Dean of Humanities. He has published numerous books and articles.

What is the Hebrew Bible? What genres does it contain? The course will focus on representational texts from the Bible’s different literary genres and ideologies, compare and contrast parallel texts, and learn about inner biblical interpretation.

Prof. Yair Zakovitch