Yael_Landman WermuthThe Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture has awarded a Doctoral Scholarship to Revel PhD candidate Yael Landman for 2015-2016. Through its generous dissertation grants, the Foundation helps train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research.

Yael is a doctoral candidate in the Bible department interested in biblical and ancient Near Eastern law and literature and Semitic linguistics. Her dissertation, “The Biblical Law of Bailment in Its Ancient Near Eastern Contexts,” examines the institution of bailment through its treatment in biblical and cuneiform law corpora, biblical narrative, and Mesopotamian legal documents.

In response to her achievement, Dean David Berger remarked, “Yael Landman is preparing a groundbreaking study standing at the intersection of biblical law and that of other Ancient Near Eastern societies.  She has already received other  awards and presented her work at scholarly venues.  We expect her to become a noted scholar who will make important contributions to her field.”


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