About Prof. Israel Knohl
Professor Israel Knohl received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1989 and became a professor in 2013. He served as a visiting Professor at Berkeley, Stanford and Chicago Divinity School. Today he is a Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Senior Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
Dr. Knohl is known for his theory that Jewish culture contained a myth about a messiah who rose from the dead in the days of Jesus from Nazareth. Those theories are expounded in the book, The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls (University of California Press, 2000). In 2007, Knohl was noted for his research on the Gabriel’s Revelation, an ancient document which appears to give details on early messianic beliefs about a death and resurrection of a messianic leader after three days.
His academic interest includes Biblical Theology, Five Books of Moses and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was born in Jerusalem where he still currently lives.
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