The following interview is part of an ongoing series titled Scholars in Press, which aims to showcase a particular variety of scholars who contribute to biblical studies through their linguistic skills. Find out more about this series and a list of past contributors, here.
Education: I studied Romance Philology at the Moscow State University (BA and MA). At that time my greatest priority was to go study abroad. I made a short internship in Switzerland and then was granted by a scholarship to study in Heidelberg University (Germany), where I stayed for two years studying Bible, Old Egyptian, and Jewish studies. Since 1996 I have lived in Israel. My PhD dissertation is from the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Favorite winter/summer pastime: If I’m not working I spend time with my kids, travelling, reading, playing games, chatting.
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