Dr. Ari Geiger

Dr.
Dr. Ari Geiger
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Education:

2006

Ph.D. "Nicholas of Lyra's Literal and Moral Commentary on Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy", Bar Ilan University. Supervisor: Prof. Bat Sheva Albert

2002

M.A. "Jewish Sources of Nicholas of Lyra's Literal Commentary on Lamentations", Bar Ilan University. Supervisor: Prof. Bat Sheva Albert

1995

B.A. History and Computer Sciences, Bar Ilan University.

 

 

Academic Positions:

2006-

Assistant Professor in Residence

 

 

Public Activities:

1997-

Board member, Ta'ir Center for Jewish culture, Tel Aviv.

 

 

Fellowships, Grants, and Honours:

2009

Pinchas Churgin award for excellent Ph.D. dissertation

2008

Rothschild Foundation Finalist for Post-Doctoral fellowship

2006

Lady Davis Post Doctoral fellowship, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2006

M.A. Grant, Memorial foundation for Jewish culture

2005

Bar Ilan rector's award for excellent Ph.D. students

2002-2005

Doctoral Annual Grant, Bar Ilan president's fellowship

 

 

Conference Papers:

2010

"Rabbi Samuel son of Meir and his Christian “Followers”", International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2010.

2009

"Exegetical Hierarchy in the Eyes of Jewish and Christian Literal Exegetes", The Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2009.

2009

(Invited lecturer) "A Student and an Opponent: Nicholas of Lyra and his Jewish sources", Colloque "Nicolas de Lyre" (organized CNRS – Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), Troyes, June 2009.

2008

"The Natural World as a Moral Field in Rashi’s Commentary on the Pentateuch", Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2008.

2008

"In Hebraeo habetur: The Use of the Jewish Biblical Text among Christian Literal Exegetes in the Middle Ages, an international conference on tolerance and intolerance in western societies, Bar Ilan University, May 2008.

2007

"The Forgotten Commentary: Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla moralis on Deuteronomy", International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2007.

2006

"Sharing the same tools: exegetical rules common to Jews and Christians in Nicholas of Lyra's literal Postilla", International Congress of the Society for Biblical Literature, Edinburgh, July 2006.

2006

"Between dialogue and controversy: Nicholas of Lyra’s attitude towards Judaism and Jewish sources", International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2006.

2005

""Written Law" or "Oral Law" – How did Nicholas of Lyra Learn Jewish Sources?", The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005.

Publications

Articles:

2010

"Nicholas of Lyra’s Literal Commentary on Lamentations and Jewish Exegesis: A Comparative Study", Medieval Encounters 16 (2010), pp. 1-22.

2008

"Exegetical Critique against Jewish Interpretations in Nicholas of Lyra’s Literal Commentary", Shnaton, An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 18 (2008), pp. 225-245 [Hebrew].

2007

“The Hebrew Biblical Text in the Literal Commentary of Nicholas of Lyra on the Book of Lamentations”, Revue des Etudes Juives 166 (2007), pp. 147-173.

2004

"Anti-Jewish Polemics in Nicholas of Lyra's Literal Postilla on Lamentations", Zion 69 (2004), pp. 407-429 [Hebrew].

"A French Franciscan Reading Rashi", Etudes Augustiniennes: Collection Moyen Age et Temps Modernes [in press].

Courses

18-587 אבות הכנסיה ומורשתם

18-589 המיסיון הנוצרי בימי הביניים

Research

Cultural and religious history of Medieval Europe

Jewish and Christian biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages

Ashkenazic Jewry in the Middle Ages