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YAIR  ZAKOVITCH,  FATHER TAKEJI OTSUKI PROFESSOR OF BIBLE STUDIES 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : HAIFA
Office Phone: 02-588-3717 Fax: 02-588-3687
E-Mail: zakov@mscc.huji.ac.il
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Department Faculty  
BIBLE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. HEBREW UNIV. 1978
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 2012
PROFESSOR 1994
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1985
SENIOR LECTURER 1981
LECTURER 1978
 
Administrative Position   From To
Chair, Inst. of Jewish Studies 1995 1997
Dean, Faculty of Humanities 1997 2001
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Visiting Lecturer, Univ. of Penn.
Visiting Prof., UC at Berkeley
Visiting Assoc., Harvard Univ.
 
Research Interests
Biblical narrative; inner biblical interpretation; ancient Jewish
interpretation of biblical literature.
 
Research Projects
The Book of Jonah in the Old Versions and ancient Jewish literature:
Between inner-biblical and extra-biblical interpretation:
Commentary on the Book of Psalms.
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
In the Beginning Was the Word: Eight Conversations on the 2014
Fleeting Dreams and Possessive Dybbuks: On Dreams and 2013
Is the tree of knowledge the tree of life? In: 2010
'Tzvat be-Tzvat Asuya': Between Intratextual Midrash and 2009
The Exodus, the Big Bang: A study of Psalms 114. In: 2008
A Garden of Eden in the streets of Jerusalem. 2006
Jacob: From trickster to patriarch. In: 2006
Bread-Miracle and wonder. In: 2006
David's last and early days. In: 2005
The strange biography of Samson. In: 2005
'I Will Express Riddles of Old [Abi'a hidot mini kedem]': 2005
40, 40 Tage, 40 Jahre, Versuchung, Strafe und g?tliche Gnade in 2004
'Who Proclaims Peace, Who Brings Good Tidings': Seven Visions 2004
Das Hohe Lid, Herders Theologishes Kommentar zum Alten 2004
That's Not What the Good Book Says. Tel Aviv, Yedioth 2004
Psalm 82 and biblical exegesis. In: 2004
Jukstaposition im Buch der Psalmen ("Tehillim"). In: 2004
David's last and early days. 2003
Teaching the Book of Joshua in our times. In: 2003
Implied synonyms and antonyms: Textual criticism vs. the 2003
The giving of the Torah - The Jewish Big Bang, or: And all the 2001
Words, stones, memory, identity. In: 2001
Poetry creates historiography. In: 2000
Song of Songs - Riddle of riddles. In: 2000
From creation to Holocaust poetry. 2000
The first stages of Jerusalem's sanctification under David; a 1999
The exodus from Ur of the Chaldeans; a chapter in literary 1999
"Man Sees Only What is Visible but the Lord Sees into the 1998
David's birth and childhood in the Bible and in the Midrashim on 1998
Did Jonah proclaim what God told him? In: 1997
David: From Shepherd to Messiah. Jerusalem, Yad Izhak 1995
Through the Looking Glass - Reflection Stories in the 1995
Joshua. Tel Aviv, Olam Ha-Tanakh, 1994
Introduction to Inner Biblical Interpretation. Kadima, 1993
The Story of Judah and Tamar. Jerusalem, Research 1992
A Commentary on the Song of Songs. Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1992
"And You Shall Tell Your Son" - The Concept of the Exodus in 1991
A Commentary on the Scroll of Ruth. Jerusalem, Am Oved 1990
Song of Songs in relation to Israelite love poetry of 1990
The Concept of Miracle in the Bible. Tel Aviv, Ministry 1987
 
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