Professor Michael Sokoloff (Israel) will be lecturing on the topic of “Aramaic in Late Antiquity.” next Wednesday (6 March) at 3 PM in B135 JFSB on the BYU campus.
Professor Sokoloff is professor emeritus of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Bar Ilan University, Israel, where he taught for his entire academic career. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Professor Sokoloff’s research is focused on the Aramaic of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Targum to Job, Enoch), Christian Palestinian Aramaic (together with Ch. Muller-Kessler), and the lexicography of the Aramaic dialects of the first millennium CE. His major publications include: A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic (1990); A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic (2002); A Dictionary of Judean Aramaic (2003); and A Syriac Lexicon (2009). He is currently in the advanced stages of writing a Dictionary of Christian Palestinian Aramaic.
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