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Dr Alinda Damsma
  • Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Biblical Hebrew
  • Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Dr Alinda Damsma teaches Biblical Hebrew in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London (UCL). She received her Bachelor and Master of Divinity from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2003) and her PhD from the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL (2008). She formerly taught Biblical Hebrew at various levels at Leo Baeck College (also Biblical & Targumic Aramaic), King’s College London and the University of Oxford. Her past publications focused on Aramaic, the Targums, and Jewish mysticism, including her monograph The Targumic Toseftot to Ezekiel (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012). She is currently working on two monographs: a grammar of the Zohar, and a study on the perception of magic, divination, and witchcraft in the English Bible translations, particularly the King James Version and its predecessors, and their impact on the early modern witch-hunts. Her research interests are the Hebrew Bible, Bible translations, Semitics (specifically Paleo-Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic), Jewish mysticism, and magic and witchcraft in biblical & post-biblical times.


HEBR0002 / HEBR0003: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

HEBR0018 / HEBR0019: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

Academic Background
2008   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2003   Bachelor of Arts Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2003   Master of Arts Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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