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Edward Greenstein

Bar-Ilan University

Edward L. Greenstein, a leading scholar of the Hebrew Bible and of ancient Semitic language and literature, is professor emeritus at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, He has taught at many other institutions, including Columbia, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Princeton, Yale, the Hebrew University, and Tel Aviv University. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study in Jerusalem, and the Israel Science Foundation. His annotated translation of the Book of Job has recently been published by Yale; and his 1989 Essays on Biblical Method and Translation is now republished in a new digital edition.

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