Holger Gzella

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials H.
Main position Hoogleraar Universiteit München
Disciplines Language and literature studies of other language groups
Chair Hoogleraar Oude Testament
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2016
Member of
Member of Humanities
Employed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl fürAlttestamentliche Theologie, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München
tel.  +49 89 2180 3215
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Holger Gzella is a multifaceted and productive scholar. He is interested in the linguistics of Hebrew and in Bible Studies, but he is mainly known as a world-class specialist in Aramaic.

His magnificent A Cultural History of Aramaic (2015) analyses the entire history and cultural and historical significance of what was the main language (after Akkadian) of the Near and Middle East until the rise of Islam. In his most recent work, Aramäische Wörterbuch (2016), he places the vocabulary of older forms of Aramaic in a broader context.