The Division for Advancement and External Relations  

 
JOSHUA  BLAU,  MAX SCHLOESSINGER PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ARABIC LNGUAGE 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Office Phone: Fax:
E-Mail: Yehosha.Blau@mail.huji.ac.il
U.R.L: http://www.blau.huji.ac.il/
 
Department Faculty  
ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. HEBREW UNIV. 1950
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 1989
PROFESSOR 1966
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1962
SENIOR LECTURER 1960
LECTURER 1957
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Visiting Prof.: UC at Berkeley; UCLA; NYU; Yeshiva Univ.; U-
niv. of Cape Town; Univ. of Luzer
Memberships and Fellowships:
Pres., Hebrew Language Acad., 1981-93
Pres., Soc. of Judaeo-Arabic Studies
Member, Israel Acad. of Sci. & Humanities; Head of Humani-
ties Division, Isr. Acad. Sci. & Humanities, 1989-95.
Head, Scientific Council, Ben-Zvi Inst., 1989-94
Corresponding Fellow, British Acad.
Hon. Fellow, Royal Asiatic Soc.
Hon. Member, World Union of Jewish Studies.
Corresponding Member, Amer. Academy for Jewish Research
Awards and Honors:
Ben-Zvi Prize, 1980; Israel Prize, 1985; Rothschild Prize, -
1992; Bacher Prize, 1999
 
Research Interests
Judeo-Arabic philology. Semitic historical linguistics. Hebrew linguistics.
 
Research Projects
A dictionary of medieval Judeo-Arabic:
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
Kitab al-Durar: A Book in Praise of God and the Israelite 2009
The beginnings of Judaeo-Arabic Bible exegesis according to an 2007
Kitab Aldurar - An unpublished work by Judah Alharizi. 2006
The emergence of the neo-Arabic lingual type. 2003
The Wanderings of Judah Alharizi - Five Accounts of His 2002
Topics in Hebrew and Semitic Linguistics. Jerusalem, 1998
Studies in Hebrew Linguistics. Jerusalem, Magnes Press. 1996
On the inaccurate use of participles in medieval Judaeo-Arabic. 1995
Studies in Middle Arabic and Its Judaeo-Arabic Variety . 1988
On the contribution of Classical Arabic to biblical etymology. 1987
Judaeo-Arabic papyri - Collected, edited, translated and 1987

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