Prof Alexander Samely

Professor of Jewish Thought

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Research interests

  • Literary structures in ancient Jewish literature, including biblical and talmudic literature
  • Ancient Jewish Bible interpretation, including Midrash, Targum, Pesher and Re-Written Scripture
  • The legal discourse of talmudic literature
  • The philosophical thought of Spinoza, Husserl, Rosenzweig, Buber and Levinas
  • Theories of Reading
  • Hebrew Manuscripts
  • The Phenomenology of Reading


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