My name is Simon Holloway and
I am a scribe of the Pharisees
I am a Jew
I am a post-graduate student
I am a scribe of the Pharisees.
I am doing a PhD in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at The University of Sydney, for which I am researching the beginnings of the halakha as a system of creative legislation, as witnessed within the post-exilic biblical literature. I have a BA in Communication, a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Biblical Studies; Honours), a Postgraduate Diploma in Languages (Classical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac; Honours) and a Masters in Ancient History, for which I majored in Latin, Greek and Coptic.
I am very interested in Late Biblical Hebrew: its relationship with earlier forms of Biblical Hebrew, as well as with the post-Biblical Hebrew of the rabbis. I am also very interested in the ‘interface’ between linguistics and literary criticism. To what extent do texts reflect authorial intent, and to what extent are they constrained by the strictures of the genre, or even the language itself?
Want to email me? I can be reached at “simon”, at benabuya dot com.
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