Born 1934, Tel Aviv; Ph.D. 1973, Hebrew Univ.; Lect. 1973; Sen. Lect. 1977; Assoc. Prof. 1981; Prof. 1987; Director, Jewish National and University Library, since December 1997.
Biblical religion and literature. Restoration period: literature, history and theology. Biblical law. The history of Jewish exegesis.
Critical edition of Rabbi Samuel ben Meir's commentary on Job.
Abstracts of Current Research:
Commentary on the Book of Chronicles:
The literary works and religious world of the period of the Restoration was studied in light of its specific historical and sociological background. A new commentary on Chronicles was prepared for publication, and a commentary on Ezra-Nehemia is in progress.
Medieval Jewish exegesis:
The study of medieval Jewish exegesis is directed toward understanding the spiritual phenomena of Peshat-exegesis, the definition of the different literary products of this trend, and the establishment of the history of medieval exegesis in northern France.
Japhet, S., ed. (1994) The Bible in the Light of Its Interpreters - Sarah Kamin Memorial Volume. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 724 pp.