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April 2018

Scholarship Ceremony in Memory of Dr. Ilana Sasson Z”L

10. April 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Rosenberg Building, Hall 01, Tel Aviv University, Rosenberg Building
Tel Aviv, Israel
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The Department of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University cordially invites you to the ceremony of granting a scholarship in memory of Dr. Ilana Sasson Z”L on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2–4 PM, at the Rosenberg Building, Hall 01. Please see details in the attached flyer. PDF: Ilana Sasson Memorial Scholarship Ceremony

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May 2018

“The One with the Mantle” – Dhū al-Kifl in Early and Classical Muslim Sources: An Etymological Examination

15. May 2018 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Rämistrasse 59, Room RAA-G-01, University of Zurich

Iqbal Abd El-Raziq (Tel Aviv University) presented "'The One with the Mantle' – Dhū al-Kifl in Early and Classical Muslim Sources: An Etymological Examination" at the international conference "Polemics and Prophethood in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" organized by the Sigi Feigel Visiting Professorship for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Zurich, where the conference was held. Download Conference Program

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October 2018

Biblia Arabica Team Meets with Partners in Athens to Discuss Cataloguing of Mt. Sinai Manuscripts

5. October 2018 - 7. October 2018

Three members of the Biblia Arabica team joined discussions last weekend in Athens aimed at developing a proposal to catalogue and describe the hundreds of Arabic and Syriac manuscripts in St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai, the oldest continuously operating library in the world. These manuscripts include many of the earliest attested Bible translations into Arabic. They are currently being digitized through a collaboration between St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai, the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL), and the UCLA…

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An introduction to Judaeo-Arabic bible translations with an emphasis on the Karaite bible translator and commentator Yefet Ben Eli

6. October 2018
Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Dialekte und Sprachvariation Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg Deutschland

Dr. Arik Sadan (Tel Aviv/Jerusalem) presented "An introduction to Judaeo-Arabic bible translations with an emphasis on the Karaite bible translator and commentator Yefet Ben Eli" in the conference "Bibeluebersetzungen in sprachvergleichender Perspektive." (Click to download the program.)

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April 2019

Christian Arabic Approaches to Psalms: Reception, Novelty, and Jewish-Christian Interaction

9. April 2019 @ 16:15 - 17:45
Rosenberg Building, Room 208, Tel Aviv University
Miriam L. Hjälm

Dr. Miriam Lindgren Hjälm (Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy and Stockholm School of Theology) will present "Christian Arabic Approaches to Psalms: Reception, Novelty, and Jewish-Christian Interaction" at Tel Aviv University's Department of Biblical Studies in the Guest Lectures of the Departmental Research Seminar 2018/19, “Between ‘Literal Exegesis’ (peshat) and ‘Biblical Criticism’ (bikoret): New Paths in the Study of Medieval Biblical Exegesis,” convened by Prof. Meira Polliack. (Download Flyer)

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January 2020

Recently Published: Jewish Biblical Exegesis from Islamic Lands. The Medieval Period.

1. January 2020 - 31. January 2020

Meira Polliack and Athalya Brenner-Idan, editors An accessible point of entry into the rich medieval religious landscape of Jewish biblical exegesis Medieval Judeo-Arabic translations of the Hebrew Bible and their commentaries provide a rich source for understanding a formative period in the intellectual, literary, and cultural history and heritage of Jews in Islamic lands. The carefully selected texts in this volume offer intriguing insight into Arabic translations and commentaries by Rabbanite and Karaite Jewish exegetes from the tenth to the…

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