Dr. Talia Sutskover

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Dr. Talia Sutskover
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Dr Talia Sutskover is a Senior Lecturer in the Departmenr of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University.

She received her Bachelor's degree in Hebrew Linguisitcs and Bible from Tel Aviv University, and finished her MA and PhD in Biblical Studies, also at TAU. During her MA studies she obtained a teaching certificate in Hebrew Language, as well. In the academic year of 2015/16 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), Harvard.

Her main fields of research are: literary and cognitive approaches to the Hebrew Bible, sematic fields, categorization, schemata, the senses in biblical literature, Biblical Hebrew, space theory, and Akkadian mythology.

Her teaching experience covers a wide range of courses, to mention a few: Narratives of Sight and Blindness in the Hebrew Bible; Parent-Child Relationships in the Hebrew Bible; Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax; Basic Akkadian; Literary and Cognitive Approaches to the Hebrew Bible.


A. Books (Biblical Studies)

Sutskover, Talia, Sight  and Insight in Genesis: A Semantic Study (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013).

B. Articles

Sutskover, Talia, “The Symbolism of the Spatial Concepts ‘in front of, before’ (לפני) and ‘behind, after’ (אחרי) in the Hebrew Bible, with a Special Focus on the Jacob Narratives,” in: Pierre van Hecke and Hanneke van Loon (eds.), Where is the Way to the Dwelling of Light? Studies in Genesis, Job and Linguistics in Honor of Ellen van Wolde (Leiden: Brill, 2023), pp. 89-100.

Sutskover, Talia, “The Politics of Ancient and Modern Burial: Revisiting the Case of Rizpah,” in: Athalya Brenner-Idan and Gale A. Yee (eds.), Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Vol. II (Texts @ Contexts; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021).

—, “The Theogony of Dunnu: A Translation, Analysis, and Associations with the Dan Narrative (Judges 17-18),” Beit Mikra 65 (2020), pp. 58-87 [Hebrew].

—, Book Review of: “Moshe Garsiel, The Book of Samuel: Studies in History, Historiography, Theology and Poetics Combined, Part one: The Story and History of David and His Kingdom (Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 2018),” Beit Mikra 64 (2019), pp. 358-368 [Hebrew].

—, “The Conception of Space in the Narrative of Naboth's Vineyard,” Beit Mikra 60 (2015), pp. 65-91 [Hebrew].

—, “Directionality and Space in Jonah,” in Athalya Brenner-Idan (ed.), Discourse, Dialogue & Debate in the Bible: Essays in Honour of Frank H. Polak (Sheffield:11 Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014), pp. 203-217.

—, “The Frame of Sacrificing in Judges,” VT 64 (2014), pp. 1-13.

—, “Name Giving in Genesis and Establishing Authority,” Beit Mikra 57 (2012), pp. 33-51 [Hebrew].

—, “The Book of Ruth: New Insights”, Review on the volume: Jennifer L. Koosed, Gleaning Ruth: A Biblical Heroine and Her Afterlives (South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2011), H-Net Reviews, http://wwwh-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=33646.

—, “Lot and His Daughters (Genesis 19:30-38). Further Literary and Stylistic Examinations,” JHS 11 (2011), pp. 2-11.

—, “The Themes of Land and Female Fertility in the Book of Ruth,” JSOT 34 (2010), pp. 283-294.

—, Review on the volume: “Nili Wazana, All the Boundaries of the Land: The Promised Land in Biblical Thought in Light of the Ancient Near East (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2007 [Hebrew]),” Beit Mikra 54 (2009), pp. 167-173 [Hebrew].

—, “Lexical Fields and Coherence in the Jacob Narrative,” in: A. Brenner and F. Polak (eds.), Performing Memory in Biblical Narrative and Beyond, Amsterdam Studies and Religion: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009, pp. 126-139.

—, Review on the Volume: “Gershon Brin, Studies in the Prophetic Literature (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 2006 [Hebrew]),” Beit Mikra 52 (2007), pp. 180-183 [Hebrew].

—, “Another View of Parashat Vayeilech,” in: Tamara Cohn Eskenazi (ed.), WRJ Woman's Commentary on the Torah (New York: Women of Reform Judaism, 2007), p. 1245.

Sutskover, Talia, “The Semantic Field of Seeing and Oral Communication in the Joseph Narrative,” Journal of North Semitic Languages 33 (2007), pp. 33-50.

Stadler-Sutskover, Talia, “The Leading Word and its Roles in Judges 19-21,” in: Johann Cook (ed.), Bible and Computer: The Stellenbosch AIBI-6 Conference. Proceedings of the Association Internationale Bible et Informatique “From Alpha to Byte” University of Stellenbosch 17-21 July, 2000 (Leiden: Brill, 2002), pp. 295-307.

C. Editor of Peer Reviewed Journal Issue

Sutskover, Talia (ed.), Beit Mikra, special issue: Deuteronomy in the Pentateuch and the Deuteronomistic Literature, vol. 67 (Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2022).

D. Additional Publications

Talia Sutskover-Stadler, As a Woman Writes, Tel Aviv: Halonot, 2005 [Fiction. Short Stories; Hebrew].

Talia Sutskovet-Stadler, Signs, Tel Aviv: Iton 77, 2020 [Poetry; Hebrew, with biblical influences]


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