Chair of Old Testament and Semitic Studies
The curriculum of the Chair of Old Testament and Semitic Studies provides courses on reading, understanding, and explaining the Old Testament/Hebrew Biblical texts, and on the current phenomenon of Judaism. The scholarly work involves literature and the history of religion in and around the Hebrew Bible, from Ancient Near Eastern texts and religion to Jewish literature. Motif history in the Levant, Syria and Mesopotamia as well as biblical poetology and the essence of Judaism are focused on.
Urmas Nõmmik, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Studies, Head of School of Theology and Religious Studies
Amar Annus, AssociatePprofessor of Near East Studies
Anu Põldsam, Lecturer of Judaistics