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Aaron
J.
Koller

Associate Professor of Bible
Chair, Robert M. Beren Department of Jewish Studies
BA, Yeshiva University,
, Brooklyn Museum,
PhD, Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University, 2009
Aaron Koller is an associate professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, where he studies the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, especially material culture, language, and intellectual history. His most recent book is Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He lives in Queens with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children. Aaron is on sabbatical for the year 2015-2016, serving as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as a fellow at the Hartman Institute, and as an NEH fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research.
Professor Koller is interested in life as it was lived in ancient times, and finds that studying the languages of ancient times provide windows into all sorts of issues. He is interested especially in Near Eastern cultures from the late Bronze Age through rabbinic literature.
Authored Books The Ancient Hebrew Semantic Field of Cutting Tools: A Philological, Archaeological, and Semantic Study (Washington, DC, 2012). Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge, 2014). Edited Books Talmuda de-Eretz Israel: Archaeology and the Rabbis in Late Antique Palestine (ed. Steven Fine and Aaron Koller; Studia Judaica 73; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014). Moshe Bar-Asher, Studies in Classical Hebrew (trans. and ed. Aaron Koller; Studia Judaica 71; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013). Yale Symposium on Mishnaic Hebrew (with Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal). 18 journal and book articles 16 book reviews
koller@yu.edu
212-960-5400 x6863
Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#543
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Summer 2018
Battle Poems of the Bible
BIB 6077
Spring 2018
Advanced Bib. Hebrew
BIB 6001
Spring 2018
Advanced Hebrew I
HEB 1305
Spring 2018
Ancient Egyptian Literature
INTC 1032
Spring 2018
Bible:Text, Context, Tradition
BIB 1000
Spring 2018
History of Hebrew
JHI 2230
Fall 2017
Biblical Hebrew
BIB 5203
Fall 2017
Book of Ester
BIB 2785
Fall 2017
Independent Study
BIB 4901
Fall 2017
Independent Study
BIB 4901IND