The Hebrew Language: Its Periodization and History

Prof. Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jacob Perlow Visiting Professor at Yale University

Dr. Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal is the Sidney and Betty Sarah Berg Senior Lecturer (= Associate Professor in Canada) in Hebrew Language in the Department of Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During 2017–18, Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal is the Jacob Perlow Visiting Professor at Yale University. His research focuses on philology and linguistics, specializing in Hebrew, Aramaic, and other Semitic Languages. His research also brings linguistics into dialogue with Religious Studies. Dr. Bar-Asher Siegel holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He has also held a Starr Fellowship in Judaica at Harvard and is a prolific scholar in his field. His monograph Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic (Ugarit-Verlag), was published in a second edition (revised and expanded) in 2016. He has also co-edited two volumes on ancient Hebrew and linguistics, and has over 50 additional publications to his credit.