Joanna
Weinberg

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellowship
Ivan and Nina Ross Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Isaac Casaubon: A Christian Hebraists’ Encounter with the Jewish Book

The German Ezra: Sebastian Munster’s Approach to Jews, Jewish Languages, and Texts

Johann Buxtorf: Scholar, Corrector, Censor

Bio

Joanna Weinberg is Reader in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. She is the co-author of “I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue: Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship" (2011), and the author of Azariah de’ Rossi’s Observations on the Syriac New Testament, A Critique of the Vulgate by a Sixteenth Century Jew (2005). Joanna’s work at the center will focus on a close examination of the scholarship of Johannes Buxtorf.

Fellowship

2005–2006

Studying all facets of the Jewish book—treating it as a historical agent in Jewish culture and as a medium of exchange within the larger cultures in which Jews have lived.

1999–2000

Devoting an entire year of study to the subject of Christian Hebraism, especially in early modern Europe.