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Area of Excellence

Ancient and medieval Judaism

Member of LEM’s cluster 1, Geoffrey Herman is professor at the EPHE, where he holds the chair “Ancient Expressions of Judaism and Classical Rabbinic Literature”. He specializes in the history of ancient Judaism, rabbinic literature and the Babylonian Talmud. In the past he has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at Cornell University, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (USA). He has also conducted research at Harvard University, Geneva University, and at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

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Fields of research

 Judaism in Antiquity.
 History of the Jews of Babylonia during the Sassanian era.
 Rabbinic literature. Syriac literature. Zoroastrianism.

Topics of research

Ancient expressions of Judaism and classical rabbinic literature.


Ancient Expressions of Judaism and classical rabbinic literature
A Critical Reading of the Babylonian Talmud Every Tuesday, from 10am to 12pm EPHE - MSH, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, room 5

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