Azzan Yadin-Israel (bio)
14 College Avenue,
Professor of Jewish Studies
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
and Graduate Theological Union
B.A. Hebrew University
CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf)
CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf)
Rabbinic legal hermeneutics; origins of midrash; biblical interpretation.
Classical Jewish Philosophy
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Prophets, Priests and Rabbis
My scholarship is publicly available at: https://rutgers-nj.academia.edu/AzzanYadinIsrael
- Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
- Intuitive Vocabulary: German. Lingua Press, 2013.
- Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Articles (asterisk denotes peer review):
- *“For Mark was Peter's tanna: Oral Tradition versus Eyewitness History in Papias,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 23 (2015).
- *”Some Uses of Deixis in Rabbinic Hebrew,” Journal of Semitic Studies 60 (2015), 331-340.
- *“Bavli Menahot 29b and the Diminution of the Prophets,” Journal of Ancient Judaism 5 (2014), 88-105.
- *“Rabbinic Polysemy: A Response to Steven Fraade,” AJS Review 38 (2014), 129-141.
- “Qabbalah, Deuter¬osis, and Semantic Incommensurability: A Preliminary Study,” in Ra'anan Boustan, Klaus Hermann, Reimund Leicht et al. (eds.), Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 917-940.
- *“A Note on a A Middle High German Calque in Sefer Hasidim,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 19 (2012), 385-387.
- “Concepts of Scripture in the Schools of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ishmael,” in Benjamin Sommer (ed.), Jewish Theologies of Scripture, (New York: New York University Press, 2012), 47-63.
- “The Creaturely Limits of Knowledge: Martin Heidegger’s Theological Critique of Immanuel Kant,” in Leonard V. Kaplan and Rudy Koshar (eds.), The Weimar Moment: Political Theology, Liberalism, and the Law (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012), 123-144. Co-authored with Sam Moyn.
- “Rabbi Aqiva and the Site of Revelation,” in Moulie Vidas and Philippa Townsend (eds.), Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late. Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 177-216.
- *"‘Aretz et la sémantique de la terre,"Les Cahiers du judaïsme 30 (2011), 104-113.
- *“Rabbi Akiva’s Youth,” in Jewish Quarterly Review 100 (2010), 573-597.
- “Engaging Rabbinic Literature: Four Texts,” in Paul Socken (ed.), Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-first Century?: The Relevance of the Ancient Jewish Text to Our World (Lanham, MD.; Lexington, 2009), 201-214.
- *“The Semantics of tinoq in Mishnaic Hebrew” (Hebrew), Leshonenu: The Journal of the Academy of the Hebrew Language 71 (2009), 73-79.
- “Blorit: Pagan Mohawk or Sabra Forelock?: Ideologically Manipulative Secularization of Hebrew Terms in Socialist Zionist Israel,” in Tope Omoniyi (ed.), The Sociology of Language and Religion: Change, Conflict, and Accommodation (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 84-124. Co-authored with Ghil’ad Zuckermann.
- *“Ronald Dworkin and Self-Undermining Interpretation,” in Diné Israel: An Annual of Jewish Law 25 (2009), 209-234.
- *“Rabban Gamliel, Aphrodite’s Bath, and the Question of Pagan Monotheism,” Jewish Quarterly Review 96 (Spring 2006), 149-179.
- “Resistance to Midrash? Midrash and Halakhah (Oral Tradition) in the Halakhic Midrashim,” in Carol Bakhos (ed.), Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006), 35-58.
- *“Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla’s works ‘Gates of Justice’ and ‘Gates of Light’” (Hebrew), Pe‘amim 104 (2005), 41-64.
- *“Goliath’s Armor and Israelite Collective Memory,” Vetus Testamentum 54 (2004), 373-395.
- *“Qol (Voice) as Hypostasis in the Hebrew Bible,” Journal of Biblical Literature 122 (2003), 601-629.
- *“Hammer on the Rock: Mekhilta Deuteronomy and the Question of Rabbinic Polysemy,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 10 (2003), 1-17.
- *“A Greek Witness to the Semantic Shift לקח-‘Buy’,” Hebrew Studies 43 (2002), 31-37.
- *“4QMMT, Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Legal Midrash,” Dead Sea Discoveries 10 (2002), 130-149.
- *“Shnei Ketuvim and Rabbinic Intermediation,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 33 (2002), 386-410.
- *“Samson’s Hida,” Vetus Testamentum 52 (2002), 407-426.
- *“Web of Chaos: Bialik and Nietzsche on Language, Truth and the Death of God,” Prooftexts 21 (2001), 179-203.
Association of Jewish Studies
Society for Biblical Literature
Prooftexts: Journal of Jewish Literary History (rabbinics book-review editor)