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Dr Hila Dayfani

I did my PhD in Israel, at Bar-Ilan University, where I wrote my dissertation on the contribution of variants due to graphic similarity to the textual criticism of the Pentateuch. I spent one year post at Scripta Qumranica Electronica project, at Tel Aviv University, before taking up my new post at Oriel. 

Research Interests

My research interests include: Textual Traditions of the Pentateuch; Biblical and Post-Biblical Wisdom Literature; Material aspects of Dead Sea Scrolls; Paleography. I am currently working on a project integrating my interest in textual traditions of the Pentateuch and material reconstruction of fragmentary scrolls from Qumran. I am investigating the possibility of using material reconstruction of a fragmentary scriptural scrolls as a means of their textual classification. This approach is demonstrated by means of a reconstruction of 4QpaleoGen-Exl.

Selected Publications

‘The Relationship between Paleography and Textual Criticism: Textual Variants Due to Graphic Similarity between the Masoretic Text and the Samaritan Pentateuch as a Test Case,’ Textus 27.1 (2018): 3–21.

‘Material Reconstruction, New Joins and Readings in 4Q415 (4QInstructiona),’ RevQ (forthcoming).