Prof Philip Alexander

Emeritus Professor

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Biography

Began his academic career as a Classicist, then switched to the study of Hebrew and Semitic languages, but has retained a fundamental interest in the problem of how to contextualize Rabbinic Judaism in the Graeco-Roman world of late antiquity. From 1992-95 was President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Profile:

  • MA, DPhil (Oxford ), FBA
  • Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Studies
  • Co-Director, University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies
  • Joined the University in 1972

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