Prof. Dalit Rom-Shiloni, DNI Bible Project Leader, Department of Biblical Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dalit Rom-Shiloni is an Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Tel Aviv University. Her academic interests include Judean theology and ideology of the sixth century BCE, specifically concepts of God in times of national crisis, ideologies of war, and internal ideological conflicts of identity within the Judean communities of the Neo-Babylonian and the early Persian period; and innerbiblical allusion and exegesis in prophetic literature, mainly in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
Dr. Alexander Breitkopf, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McMaster Divinity College, Canada
Alexander Breitkopf, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McMaster Divinity College (Canada), where he completed his doctoral studies. His dissertation, ‘Job: From Lament to Penitence’, has been recently published by Sheffield Phoenix Press (2020). His research interests include the book of Job, Wisdom Literature in the Hebrew Bible, and the relationship between human society and the broader natural world in the ancient Near East.
Anat Alcalay, MA student in Biblical Studies
Anat Alcalay is an MA student in the Department of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University. She is currently writing her MA thesis on Day of YHWH prophecies in Second Zechariah and their place in biblical thought (under the supervision of Dr. Guy Darshan), expected to be submitted by the end of 2022.
Dr. Enav Vidan, Zoologist, Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, Tel Aviv University
Enav Vidan is a zoologist, an ecologist, and a conservation biologist, deeply passionate about our natural world and its protection. She earned her M.Sc. and her Ph.D.in Ecology at TAU, and focused on global lizard macroecology. Currently, she is on a postdoctoral position at the Mitrani Department for Desert Ecology, in Sde-Boker. Her project focuses on prioritizing the Israeli land-vertebrate fauna for conservation, in light of current and future development schemes, and climates.
Florian Lippke, Curator for Levantine and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at the BIBLE+ORIENT Museums Fribourg, Switzerland
Curator for Levantine and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at the BIBLE+ORIENT Museums, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Research and Teaching Assistant to the Chair of Old Testament (with lectureship in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages) Teaching Assignments at several universities in Switzerland, Germany and Israel.
Dr. Giulia F. Grassi, Research Assistant, Seminar for Old Testament Studies, Göttingen
Dr. Giulia Francesca Grassi holds a PhD in Sciences of Antiquity from the University of Udine (Italy). She worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Semitic Studies in Marburg and is now a Research Assistant at the Seminar for Old Testament Studies in Göttingen. Her research interests include Semitic epigraphy (particularly the Aramaic texts of the first millennium BC), Semitic lexicography, Anthroponymy, History of the Aramaeans and of the Aramaic-speaking communities.
Dr. Haim Moyal, Ornithologist
Haim Moyal is an ornithologist and archaeologist. His greater passion is for birds. Focusing on ornithology, Moyal worked with Yossi Leshem (Tel Aviv University) as education manager of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration and conducted his PhD studies in the University of University of Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj, Rumania (2012).
Dr. Raanan Eichler, Department of Bible Studies, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Raanan Eichler is Senior Lecturer of Bible at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed fellowships at Harvard University and Tel Aviv University. He is the author of The Ark and the Cherubim (Mohr Siebeck, 2021) and numerous scholarly articles. His academic interests include Israelite beliefs and ideologies, ancient Near Eastern iconography and the Hebrew Bible, textual criticism, and reception history. Raanan was on post-doctoral year with the DNI Bible project over 2016-2017.
Dr. Reuven Givati, PhD in Atmospheric Science (University of California at Davis) and MA in Biblical Studies (Tel Aviv University)
Reuven Givati has a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Planetary Sciences, both degrees from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California at Davis. Reuven is mostly interested in the knowledge of meteorology in the Hebrew Bible, and in 2019 he recieved an MA degree in Biblical studies with an MA thesis on the knowledge of meteorology among the authors of Biblical literature