About this Fellow
Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Emanuel Tov emigrated to Israel in 1961. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in biblical studies at the Hebrew University in 1973. Since 1986 Emanuel Tov has been a professor in the Dept. of Bible of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (since 1990 he holds the J.L. Magnes chair), from which he retired in 2009. He has been a guest professor at several Universities in Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa, and Japan. He received several research awards, among them the Humboldt Research Prize, Germany the Emet Prize in Biblical Research and the Israel Prize in 2009. In 2006 he was appointed Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and in 2012 he was appointed member of the Israel Academy of Sciences. In 2008 he was given an honorary doctorate at Vienna University. Prof. Tov has specialized in various aspects of the textual criticism of Hebrew and Greek Scripture as well as in the Qumran Scrolls. Prof. Tov is involved in several research projects, but since 1990, most of his energy is invested in directing the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project. Under his guidance thirty-three volumes appeared in 1992-2008. He has written 16 books, edited more than fifty, and published more than 300 research papers.
- J L Magnes Emeritus Professor of Bible, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The interdisciplinary area of biblical and philosophical hermeneutics, coupled with Pauline studies, including exegesis of the Epistles, Pauline Theology and Reception Criticism
Classical Hindu scriptural interpretation, particularly ritual Mimamsa and theological Vedanta traditions, and Srivaisnava devotional tradition; comparative theology, grounded in Hindu-Christian studies; Catholic missionary traditions in India
Hebrew language & literature: history of Greek-speaking Judaism; Jewish-Christian relations; modern Jewish theology
Medieval intellectual history; medieval philosophy & theology; history of medieval universities, notably Oxford & Paris; paleography & codicology