A lecture by Dr. Gad Barnea, University of Haifa
Gad Barnea is a research fellow at the department of biblical studies at the University of Haifa, where he did his Ph.D, and at “the Bible in its Traditions,” a research project of the École biblique et archéologique Française de Jérusalme. He studies the history and evolution of Yahwism as well as its offshoots such early-Judaism, early-Christianity and related cultic practices and traditions-especially in the contact with the Iranian “Age of Empires”-from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian empires. He is a published author and has published several articles in his field and related fields. In parallel, Dr. Barnea is an accomplished epigraphist and philologist specializing in Aramaic epigraphy as well as Semitic and Iranian linguistics and their interactions. He has recently restored a scroll from Qumran that contains a previously unknown Achaemenid court-legend to be published in Brill’s DSSE collection.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies and CAMS