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Research Fellow

Dr. Israel Knohl is a Senior Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute. He has a doctorate in Bible from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is the Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible.

Professor Knohl has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Chicago Divinity School.

His numerous publications include:

  • Messiahs and Resurrection in the Gabriel Revelation (Shalom Hartman Institute and Continuum, 2009)
  • The Divine Symphony: The Bible’s Many Voices (JPS, 2003)
  • The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls; which was published in eight languages (University of California Press, 2000)
  • The Sanctuary of Silence; winner of the Z. Shkopp Prize for Biblical Studies, (Augsburg Fortress Publishers,1994)

Israel Knohl


Dec 1, 2022

Israel Knohl argues that Jesus’s trial was in reality a dramatic clash between two Jewish groups holding opposing ideologies of messianism and anti-messianism.

Feb 15, 2021

The possibility for real and deep dialogue between Jews and Christians depends on honest conversation that does not shy away from controversy.

Oct 29, 2020

Israel Knohl offers a possible historical context for the Bible’s story of the exodus of Israel from Egypt.

Jul 8, 2020

Biblical examples of pandemic offer a vision of crisis as an opportunity to create something new.

Dec 26, 2019

Archaeological records and climatological studies show that this was right in the middle of a lengthy famine that affected the entire Mediterranean.

Sep 10, 2019

Several biblical passages imply that God was ritually enthroned as king during the new year celebrations. In the Torah itself, however, this is suppressed.

Jul 7, 2015

Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar #HartmanSummer 2015 July 7, 2015 Shalom Hartman Institute Jerusalem, Israel

Jul 4, 2013

Lecture to Rabbis at Shalom Hartman Institute, July 4, 2013

Jun 26, 2013

How David Hartman Changed My Life: Yossi Klein Halevi, Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Bernie Steinberg, and Israel Knohl

Jul 1, 2012

Lecture at the 2012 Community Leadership Program (CLP) and Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS) at the Shalom Hartman Institute

Jan 19, 2010

The controversy over the Temple Mount is again threatening to ignite the region. Three Israeli and Jewish viewpoints suggest a different perspective on the holiness of the site and the meaning of sovereignty over it.

Nov 25, 2009

Shalom Hartman Institute Senior Fellow Israel Knohl is the featured player on a major National Geographic channel documentary

Apr 26, 2009

Knohl describes the historical Jesus as a very devoted and national Jew who wanted to sacrifice his life in order to redeem his people.

Jul 6, 2008

The article describes the stone tablet as causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles.

Jan 27, 2008

Does God judge us individually, on account of the consequences of willful choices? Is our fate sealed by a destiny predetermined by the deity?

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