Institute of Archaeology Institute of Archaeology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
About the Institute Academic Programs Departments & Units People Excavations Events & Seminars Exhibits Publications Library
Prehistoric Archaeology
Archaeology of the Biblical Period
Classical Archaeology
Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
  Staff & Students
  The Area Study of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Computerized Archaeology
Restoration & Conservation
Graphic Documentation
Collections

Dr. Uri Gabbay

CURRICULUM VITAE


Updated: 7 January, 2017

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1975
Country of Birth: Israel
Nationality: Israeli, American
E-mail: gabbay.uri@mail.huji.ac.il
Tel.: 02-5664331, cell: 052-6205922
Permanent Address:
Hizkiyahu Hamelech 8, Jerusalem 93147, Israel
Marital Status: Married + 3

2. HIGHER EDUCATION

(in chronological order)


1997-2000: Hebrew University Jerusalem, Assyriology and Biblical Studies, B.A., summa cum laude
2000-2002: Hebrew University Jerusalem, Ancient Near Eastern Studies/ Assyriology, M.A. (Final Grade: 95.4)
M.A. thesis subject: “Old Babylonian Akkadian Myths, Sources and Evolution: Linguistic and Stylistic Aspects” (Supervisor: Prof. Nathan Wasserman)
2003/2004: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg (Germany), Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients/ Assyriologie, one year within doctoral studies
2003-2007: Hebrew University Jerusalem, Ancient Near Eastern Studies/ Assyriology, Ph.D., summa cum laude
Dissertation: “The Sumero-Akkadian Prayer ‘Ershema’: A Philological and Religious Analysis” (Supervisors: Prof. Nathan Wasserman, Prof. Dr. Stefan Maul, Heidelberg)
January-June 2008: Pontifical Biblical Institute / Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome (Italy), Cardinal Bea Center for Judaic Studies, Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn post-doctoral fellow (Hosts: Prof. Joseph Sievers, Prof. Werner Mayer)
2008-2011: Hebrew University Jerusalem, Scholion Interdisciplinary Center in Jewish Studies, Mandel Post-doctoral fellow
2011-2013: Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Martin Buber Society, post-doctoral fellow

3. APPOINTMENTS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY

(in chronological order)


2004-2007: Instructor, Dept. of Ancient Near East, Hebrew University Jerusalem
2008-2013: Lecturer/Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Archaeology/ Ancient Near East, Hebrew University Jerusalem
July 2013-present: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Archaeology/ Ancient Near East and School of Philosophy and Religions, Hebrew University Jerusalem

4. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS/TASKS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY

(in chronological order)


2014-2016: Member of three PhD committees in the Hebrew University Jerusalem (Mr. Omer Kessler, Indology; Ms. Sivan Kedar, Assyriology; Ms. Anna Perdibon, Assyriology)
September 2016: Advisor on the Archaeology and Ancient Near East study program for BA students

5. SERVICE IN OTHER ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

(in chronological order)


2012-2016: Reviewer for Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Jewish Law Association Annual;
DRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications (Freie Universität, Berlin); Israel Exploration Journal; Estonian Research Council; Journal of Near Eastern Religions
2015-present: External editorial advisor for the Cuneiform Commentaries Project (Yale University) (ccp.yale.edu)

6. OTHER ACTIVITY

(in chronological order)


1999-present: Numerous research stays in collections of cuneiform tablets, including: Study room of the Dept. of Ancient Near East, British Museum, London; Louvre, Paris; Vorderasiatisches Museum (“Pergamon”), Berlin; Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York; Yale Babylonian collection, New Haven; Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, Brussels
2004-present: Lecturer in popular courses on the Bible and Ancient Near East in the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi Institute, and the Israel Museum
2006-2007: With Dr. Kathleen Abraham (Bar Ilan University) and Prof. Marcel Sigrist (École biblique de Jérusalem): Cataloguing of a large collection of administrative cuneiform tablets (ca. 350 tablets) in the Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
2008: Researcher in the SEAL project (Prof. Michael Streck and Prof. Nathan Wasserman, “Sources for Early Akkadian Literature, Jerusalem-Leipzig” - Jerusalem branch)
2011: With Dr. Shai Secunda: Organization of international conference: "Encounters by the Rivers of Babylon: Scholarly Conversations between Jews, Babylonians and Iranians", in the Scholion Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 23-25 May 2011
2014: Golda Meir Fellowship Award for lecturers, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2015: Ruth Amiran grant, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, for conducting an academic study tour of the British Museum for graduate students (with Prof. Tallay Ornan)
2016/2017: Member of the Young Scholars Forum in the Humanities, The Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities
2015-present: Editorial board of the monograph series Critical Editions of Ancient Texts (Lockwood Press)
2017: Erasmus+ grant for teaching a one-week intensive course in the University of Göttingen

7. MEMBERSHIP IN A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

2002-present: The Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

2016-present: The International Association for Assyriology

8. RESEARCH GRANTS

2014-2018: A Textual Reconstruction of the balag-prayers to the God Enki and an Analysis of the Theology and Syncretism Portrayed in Them. The Israel Science Foundation (Grant No. 135/14)

9. LANGUAGES

  • >Bilingual in Hebrew and English
  • German
  • French (reading)
  • Ancient Languages (reading): Akkadian, Sumerian, Aramaic (including Syriac), Ugaritic

10. TEACHING AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY

Courses taught in the last 5 years

  • Bachelor's degree courses
    Beginners’ Sumerian
    Beginners’ Akkadian
    King, Priest and Scholar in Mesopotamia in the First Millennium BCE
    Text and Textuality in Cuneiform Tablets from Ancient Mesopotamia
    The Gods of Ancient Mesopotamia: Theology, Myth, and Cult
    The Akkadian Myth Ishtar’s Descent to the Netherworld (advanced Akkadian)
    The Inscriptions of Gudea (advanced Sumerian)
    The Sumerian Myth Inana’s Descent to the Netherworld (advanced Sumerian)
    Reading and Copying Cuneiform Tablets (advanced Sumerian/Akkadian)

  • Master's degree courses
    Cuneiform Legal Texts about Slaves (advanced Akkadian)
    Akkadian Commentaries from Ancient Mesopotamia (advanced Akkadian)
    Texts in the “Women’s Dialect” (Emesal) of Sumerian (advanced Sumerian)
    Study tour of the British Museum: Text and Image (with Prof. Tallay Ornan)
    Topics in Biblical Archaeology: Administration (with Prof. Ilan Sharon)