Professor Emanuel Tov FBA
Biblical studies, Textual criticism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Computerised studies
- Corresponding 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.
The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint (VTSup 72; Leiden/ Boston/Cologne: Brill, 1999) 1999
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (3rd ed., revised and expanded; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012) 2012, 3rd edition
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Qumran, Septuagint: Collected Writings, Volume 3 (VTSup 167; Leiden: Brill, 2015) 2015
Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2010) 2010
Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible, and Qumran: Collected Essays (TSAJ 121; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008) 2008
Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert (STDJ 54; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2004) 2004
Professor Stephanie Jamison FBA
Indo-Iranian and Indo-European comparative linguistics, poetics, mythology, religion, and customary law; concentrating especially on Vedic Sanskrit philology and the development of early Sanskrit and Middle-Indo-Aryan
Professor Alec Ryrie FBA
Alec Ryrie is a historian of Protestant Christianity in general and of religion in early modern England and Scotland in particular. He is interested in the cultural, social, political and emotional history of religion, and has written on subjects including faith and doubt; martyrdom, violence and religious warfare; magic and deception; moderation and radicalism; childhood religious experience; and liturgy and prayer, formal and informal. He is currently researching the early history of global Protestant missions. He is co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History and (in 2019-20) president of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He is also a licensed Reader in the Church of England.