The PhD program in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies provides advanced training in the critical interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism and Jewish Thought for students preparing for research and teaching in institutions of higher education, religious and community service, and other relevant contexts. The degree requires rigorous training in the ancient biblical languages, including Hebrew, biblical and rabbinic Aramaic, modern research languages, including German, French, modern Hebrew, Yiddish, and others; and in the modern critical study of the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature, medieval and modern Jewish thought, and Jewish history from antiquity through modern times. Training in the program presumes competence in the broader fields of religious studies, particularly the study of world religions.

Tracks within Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies include:

• Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in the contexts of the ancient Near Eastern, Greco Roman, and Jewish worlds

• Interpretation of rabbinic literature (including Jewish mysticism) in the contexts of late antiquity and the subsequent development of Judaism and Jewish thought

• Study of modern Jewish thought, literature, and history

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