Hebrew Bible News

Fulfill the UCLA Language Requirement with Biblical Hebrew!

Published: October 31, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures announces that Biblical Hebrew Language now fulfills the Foreign Language Requirement at UCLA. Sign up for Hebrew 110A, 110B, and 110C now! This sequence of courses introduces students to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of biblical Hebrew. Students learn to read and translate biblical Hebrew narrative and…

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Jason Price Wins Regional Scholar Award

Published: August 20, 2018

Jason Price, PhD student in NELC studying under Professor William Schniedewind, has been awarded the Regional Scholar Award by the national SBL’s regional scholars’ awards committee. Jason’s paper, “The Smashed Tablets as Defunct Cult Objects,” was first presented in the Bible and the ANE session at the Society meeting last March, earned the Society’s nomination…

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Scott Abramson Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: April 23, 2018

Scott Abramson, PhD Candidate in Jewish Studies, received the Distinguished Teaching Award. Under the direction of two co-advisors, Professor Lev Hakak and Professor Steven Spiegel, Scott is writing his dissertation on the modern history of the Maronites of Israel, an Arabic-speaking Uniate Christian sect with ancestral ties to Lebanon. Scott’s research s concerned with the history…

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NELC Students Speak at Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Coast Regional Meeting

Published: March 16, 2018

On Sunday, March 11 2018, a handful of our very own NELC students made their way to Hope International University in Fullerton, CA for the Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Coast Regional Meeting. Put on by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), this conference included presentations of various biblical topics, ranging from Judaism in the…

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Jeremy Smoak Publishes in Near Eastern Archaeology

Published: November 21, 2017

“Reading and Writing in the Dark at Khirbet el-Qom: The Literacies of Ancient Subterranean Judah,” by Alice Mandell and Jeremy Smoak is now available in the latest edition of Near Eastern Archaeology. How did ancient Israelites and Judeans interact with inscriptions located in subterranean contexts such as tombs, tunnels, and caves? What roles did writing hold…

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UCLA Recruitment: Assistant Professor in Early Judaism

Published: August 1, 2017

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in early Judaism at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2018. Applications are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in the cultures (especially 2nd Temple Judaism)…

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New Testament Job at UCLA

Published: September 14, 2016

The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA has just opened a new search for an Assistant Professor of New Testament/Early Christianity. Description: The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position…

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