Isaac Kalimi#


Michael Huth
Membership Number:5444
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Elected:2020
Homepage: http://www.ev.theologie.uni-mainz.de/3827.php



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 Research Fellow, The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem
  • 2013 - 2019 Gutenberg-Research Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israelite History, University of Mainz and Fellow of the Gutenberg Forschungskolleg, Germany
  • 2011 - 2016 Senior Research Associate, the University of Chicago, the Oriental Institute/Chicago, USA.
  • 2014 - 2015 Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2013 Fellow, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2010 - 2011 Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Intercultural Theology and Religious Study, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2009 - 2010 Whichard Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair , East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • 2007 - 2008 Senior-Fellow , W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2005 - 2007 & 2009 Visiting Professor in Religion: Jewish Studies – Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religion and History, Northwestern University, Dept. of Religion, Evanston, IL, USA
  • 2002 - 2007 Research Professor in Biblical Studies (including “Ezra Sensibar Visiting Professor in Biblical Exegesis,” 2002), Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, USA
  • 2003 - 2004 Rosenthal Distinguished Professor in Biblical Studies, Ancient Israelite and Near Eastern History, Case Western Reserve University, Dept. of Classics & Dept. of Religious Studies, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 2002 - 2003 Visiting Professor in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Jewish History, DePaul University, Dept. of Religious Studies, Chicago
  • 2000 - 2002 Professor of Biblical Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/The Central School for Teachers’ Advance Studies, Israel
  • 2000 - 2002 Professor of Biblical and Judaic Studies, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
  • 1998 - 1999 & 1996 - 1997 Visiting Professor in Biblical Religion and Rabbinic Literature, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • 1995 & 1997 Research Professor, Advanced Studies in Hebrew Bible, Theological University of Kampen, The Netherlands
  • 1995 - 1996 Guest Professor in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Judaic Studies, Theological Faculty, Institute for Jewish-Christian Research, University of Luzern, Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ancient Israelite/Jewish History, historiography, religion, and culture
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: literature, languages, exegesis and theology
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Rabbinic literature
  • Jewish-Christian relations
  • Classical and Medieval Jewish exegesis
  • History of interpretation

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 The Franz Delitzsch Research-Award 2019, Giessen, Germany
  • 2015 Foreign Member of Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (Section of Human Sciences)
  • 2015 Honorary Member of Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies (Sweden)
  • 2014/15 Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2013 Gutenberg Forschungskolleg (with one million euro fellowship), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • 2012 The Franz-Delitzsch Research-Award 2012, Giessen, Germany.
  • 2010/11 The J.W. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award, the University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2008 Roifer Prize & Annual Lecture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • 2007/08 - National Endowment for the Humanities (USA), to W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2006 R.B.Y. Scott Book Award, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
  • 2004 - Case Western Reserve University Library Award for “Building of a Collection in Biblical and Rabbinic Literatures” (Cleveland, USA)
  • 1997 (Summer) - Research Fellowship, Advance Study in Biblical Literature, The Theological University of Kampen, the Netherlands
  • 1996 President’s Foundation for “Outstanding Scholars and Authors,” State of Israel, the President's House, Jerusalem
  • 1996 “Young Scholars Fellowship,” Catholic Biblical Association of America, Washington DC, USA
  • 1995 Research Grand, Advance Study in Biblical Literature, Theological University of Kampen, the Netherlands
  • 1990/91 One-year Fellowship for research in Jewish studies, The Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1990 Fellowship (one-year) Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1989 “The Eva-Aliza Goldberg Fellowship in Jewish Studies,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1989 “Neslovitz Foundation for Jewish Studies,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1988 Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Institut für Deutsch als Fremd Sprache und Philologie
  • 1988 World Sephardic Federation Prize for the “Distinguished Ph.D. Candidate.”

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